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View Poll Results: Better overall guitar for finger style and strumming?
Martin 000-18 31 50.00%
Martin CEO-7 27 43.55%
Martin 000-16 StreetMaster 4 6.45%
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Old 01-18-2023, 10:55 AM
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I have owned (and loved) a standard reimagined 000-18. But I didn't love the neck. When I ran across a 000-18GE and felt and heard the difference, I was on a quest for that guitar.

I now own both a 000-18GE and a CEO-7. They are similar in significant ways. Both have the mod-V neck, and the wider string spacing at the saddle. Other ways, as well.

Both are great guitars. The 000-18GE is my favorite (except when I'm playing the CEO-7).

With the three above, I voted CEO-7. If the 000-18 had been a GE, it would have got my vote over the CEO-7. But not the standard reimagined.
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Old 01-18-2023, 10:58 AM
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I voted OOO-18 over CEO-7
I do not know the 16 and I only play fingerstyle.
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Old 01-18-2023, 01:10 PM
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These guitars are on my list and have played them all. Played the 000-18 and two CEO-7's on the same day. My preference was the CEO-7 that day. Of the two there was a used one that was nicer feeling and a little better sounding than the other. The 000-18 didn't entice me as much at the 7. Loved the 7 neck but others won't.

Tracked down a Streetmaster 000-16 a couple weeks later. Great guitar for the money. It was LOUD. Very cool and comfortable guitar to play. I think I just prefer Hog back and sides to Rosewood. Extremely great guitar for the money if you can handle the look. Which I do like. Someone put a pickguard on one and it made it look fantastic.

Play them all and decide.
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Old 01-18-2023, 07:56 PM
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I can't realistically choose between the CEO-7 and 000-18, but will perhaps betray my bias in that my CEO-7 has a K & K in it so I can play it out at gigs.
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Old 01-19-2023, 06:54 PM
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I am going with the CEO-7. It will be interesting to see how it so7nds once I get it.
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Old 01-19-2023, 07:23 PM
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I am going with the CEO-7. It will be interesting to see how it so7nds once I get it.
Great choice! I LOVE my CEO-7...
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Old 01-19-2023, 08:49 PM
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Could it be?
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