Anyone play a Martin CEO-7?

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by louisjames, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    If so, any thoughts? I've watched the videos and read the reviews but would like some hands-on input from another AK'er if anyone has one or has spent time with one.

    Thanks
    Jon

    P.S. If you had the choice between a CEO-7 and a standard D28 which might you pick?
     

     

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  2. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Having never handled a CEO-7 but hundreds of D-28s, I'd peobably go w/ the model I know. However, that said, I've long preferred model D-18 to D-28, but beyond those my very favourites, where Martins are concerned, are its various 00- and 000- models.
     
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  3. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Thank you for the feedback. I've always favored mahogany b/s to rosewood which to my ears has too much "bloom" and overtones for the playing I do. That said, I'm more in the Gibson and Gibson style acoustic camp as I like that "dry thump". Although my go-to is still my beat-to-crap Guild D40. The CEO-7 looks interesting as it adds some richness of tone that the Gibson small bodies do not. I actually had a chance to play a D28 earlier today and it's not for me.
     
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    As am I, esp. the J-45 configurations, but also some of the older models, e.g., Southern Jumbo and the Advanced Jumbo.
     

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