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12-string sloped-shoulder acoustic guitar in all solid 00-14Fret construction with Adirondack spruce top, mahogany body and case

With the new Martin CEO12-7 , the traditional American manufacturer presents a unique 12-string acoustic guitar in an unusual sloped-shoulder construction consisting of the finest materials that produce a powerful sound. Due to its compact design, the instrument produces a rich tone that is clear and responsive even at light hits. A wafer-thin Autum Sunset Burst finish enhances the strong vibration characteristics of the Adirondack spruce top , which is perfectly tuned to the warm bass frequencies of the finely grained mahogany body . For easy playability in all 20 frets , the manufacturer uses a mahogany neck with a modified V-profile , ensuring a clean grip without much effort. Golden-Age Relic tuners and the characteristic Martin & Co. script-authentic 1933 overlay perfectly round off the appearance of the Martin CEO12-7 and give the instrument the charm for which the manufacturer has been known worldwide for decades. A sturdy ply hardshell case is included.

Martin CEO12-7 front
12-string sloped-shoulder acoustic guitar with Autumn Sunset Burst finish
Martin CEO12-7 body

A coarsely grained Adirondack spruce top for a powerful sound

Especially for 12-string guitars the North American red spruce is an excellent choice, because its light response and clear sound development emphasize the much sought-after chorus effect of the double stringing in a very clear and powerful way. A perfectly tuned X-bracing allows the Adirondack spruce top to vibrate freely, favouring quick attack and expressive mid and high frequencies that stand out cleanly and precisely. The CEO12-7 owes its extraordinary appearance not only to its unusual sloped-shoulder construction , but also to the eye-catching Autumn Sunset Burst finish , which is framed by a simple grained ivoroid binding and perfectly matches the corresponding multi-stripe soundhole rosette . The tortoise pickguard additionally accentuates the fine colour gradient of the finish and rounds off this beauty perfectly in its aesthetics.

Martin CEO12-7 back

Warm mid-range frequencies thanks to a mahogany back and sides

Not only the all solid construction bestows the 12-string sound miracle a firm substance in the lows, but also the mahogany wood used for the body . Soft bass and mid frequencies enrich the sound with a warm note, permeating the sound image and giving the instrument an unobtrusive and discreet character. The individual components of the mahogany body are framed by a simple grained ivoroid binding , which emphasizes the even grain of the two-piece back and gives the overall appearance a tasteful symmetry. Depending on the perspective, the thin high-gloss finish creates fine reflections that emphasize the value of the precious tropical wood, thus creating a pleasant contrast to the eye-catching finish of the top.

Martin CEO12-7 head

A comfortable neck for comfortable playing

For maximum playability, the manufacturer uses a mahogany neck , which not only flatters the hand with its Modified V-profile , but also allows easy access to all 20 frets . Thanks to the generous 48 mm nut width , the high-quality ebony fretboard with Old-Style 18 inlays offers enough space to grip the 6 string pairs cleanly and effortlessly. The carefully crafted bone nut and compensated saddle ensure clean intonation over the entire scale length of 632 mm and demonstrate the craftsmanship of the manufacturer. The characteristic headstock is equipped with nickel Golden Age Relic tuners , allowing for easy and precise tuning and perfectly matching the other materials and ornaments.

Martin CEO12-7 case

The Martin CEO12-7 at a glance:

  • 12-string slope shoulder acoustic guitar
  • All solid 00-14Fret construction
  • Adirondack spruce top with Autumn Sunset Burst finish
  • Mahogany body with grained ivoroid bindings
  • 632 mm scale length
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and 20 frets
  • 48 mm wide bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Golden-Age-Relic nickel tuners
  • Including case


  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Custom
  • Design: 00-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Solid Top: Yes
  • Finish Top: High-Gloss
  • Bracing: X-Bracing
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Solid back & sides: Yes
  • Finish Back & Sides: High-Gloss
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Modified 'V'
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Old Style 18
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 48
  • Scale in mm: 632
  • Tuners: Golden Age Relic
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Inlay: Bone, compensated
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Number of Strings: 12
  • Pickup System: No
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Bridge Pins: Plastic
  • Colour: Autumn Sunset Burst
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Case included: Yes
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