The 000CDG Doug Greth Commemorative Edition
A Special Guitar for A Very Special Friend.
To the many people who knew and worked with Doug Greth at Martin, his untimely passing at age 48 in January of this year was a deep loss. As his brother Chris Martin so wisely ascertained, there is perhaps no more appropriate or loving way to remember Doug than by building a special Martin guitar in his name and memory.
Doug was an amateur, yet very enthusiastic, acoustic guitar player and proud of his well-used Martin cutaway guitar. Like Doug himself, his guitar was understated and one of a kind, picked from a group of various R&D guitars that had been built as test models. In fact, Doug's guitar preceded and influenced the Merle Haggard's choice of a 000 12-fret cutaway for his Blue Yodel #13" signature model.
The Doug Greth 000CDG model is a 12-fret, 000 sized, nylon string cutaway guitar, with a wide neck, slotted headstock (with small C.F. Martin & Co. scroll logo) and classical style bridge. In keeping with Doug's free spirit and love of nature (he was an avid animal lover, having numerous pets over the years), the 000CDG utilizes Certified European Spruce top; Certified Mahogany sides, back, front and end blocks: Certified Cedar ribbons, and a low profile neck. Onboard Fishman F-1 Analog electronics are included as well. The guitar is finished in highly polished lacquer and comes in a molded hardshell case.
Only 48 of the beautiful guitars will be built, on for each year of Doug's short life. He would have loved this guitar. We hope you will too. Fly high Doug.