Source: Sounding Board Newsletter Vol 12 - Jan. 2002
The CEO-4R model is the East Indian rosewood version of the mahogany CEO-4 model that was introduced in July of 2000.
The CEO-4R is also the sixth in a series of special "CEO’s Choice" models incorporating design features specified personally by Martin Chairman and CEO C. F. "Chris" Martin IV.
With its newly redesigned dark tobacco sunburst, the CEO-4R pays homage to a classic guitar design that blends the original slope-shouldered 12-fret Dreadnought shape with a more accessible 14-fret neck. The fingerboard and bridge are crafted from black Micarta®. Tuning gears are gold plated and enclosed with large gold buttons.
Each CEO-4R will be personally signed by C. F. Martin IV.