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Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar
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A Performing Artist priced for any performing artist with easy action that retains its great tone when plugged in.

One of Martin's most affordable Performing Artist Models, the GPCPA5 Grand Performance Cutaway is great for gigging or practicing at home. It features a top of solid sitka spruce, back and sides of mahogany-patterned HPL, and Fishman F1 Analog electronics to help it sing on stage. Case sold separately.

Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: Grand Performance 14-Fret Cutaway
    Top: Solid Sitka spruce
    Rosette: Two Ring
    Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Side Material: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Neck Material: Rust Stratabond
    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
    Nut Material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Mahogany Pattern HPL
    Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    Number Of Frets Clear: 14
    Number Of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Offset Dots - White ABS
    Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
    Bridge Material: Black Richlite
    Bridge Style: Performing Artist Belly
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Interior Label: Black Label
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
    Case sold separately





Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar

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  • Amazing

    As reviewed by ROBERT FLAMBERG on 12/15/2013

    I have been paying guitar close to a year now and started on a yamaha that I brought at a BB. store that was getting rid of all there instruments at rock bottom price so I picked it up and practiced with it for about 3months learning chords and a few beginner songs then my son also wanted to learn and while practicing put a hole in my guitar : ( but that was the best thing that could have happened because the next day I went to Guitar Center and tried a couple of guitars and finally picked up this Martin and that's all she wrote! this guitar sounded so good and felt like butter in my hands very easy on the fingers and very smooth I took this baby home, after that it was like going into overdrive learning more difficult songs came easy and now I can even play the song I always played on my air guitar he he you guys know the creme de la creme of all aspiring guitarist song stairway to heaven WOW! Amazing so if you are looking for value and excellent sound from a good company that has been around for a long time this is the Martin of choice go to your nearest GC. and pick one up!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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  • I love this guitar

    As reviewed by Bobby Thorne on 8/19/2013

    I bought this as my first acoustic guitar. I tried out a few different guitars at guitar center in person and this one just had that feel that I wanted. The sound is great, plugged and unplugged, and it still that slightly darker martin twang to it. It comes with a built in tuner that works great. the fret board is very comfortable and the cutaway makes it great works pretty well for playing up past the 12th fret.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Should have been 5 stars

    As reviewed by Keith on 1/14/2015

    Let's start with the pros: The GPCPA5 is a beautiful instrument to look at. I can live with a high pressure laminate that sounds as good as it looks, and the unfinished spruce top is very nice. The tone is rich and well balanced: not as bright as a Taylor and not as boomy on the low end as a Martin dreadnaught. The sustain is amazing and the Fishman electronics are versatile enough to dial-in whatever tone you prefer. The tuner is right on. The neck is a nice shape, smooth and comfortable. The body shape is very comfortable too. But here is where the cons come in. The set-up from the factory is terrible. I"m too old and feeble to play bar chords down a neck with a 1/4" string height. Con #2: No truss rod wrench included. You can get one from Martin for $4.00 but they want $10.00 to ship it. It's a 5mm ball-end hex wrench and it's got to be 4-1/2" long to reach the recessed truss rod. I'd be willing to pay $4.00 more for the guitar if they just included the wrench and saved me the shipping charge. Con #3: No removable shims under the saddle. After adjusting the neck to maintain a nominal relief the string height is still too high. I like the string height at 4/64" at the 12th fret and you can't get it without shaving the saddle. Con #4: nut slots too narrow, strings binding and popping when adjusted. Why put graphite in the slots or have to have them recut on a new instrument. I haven't broken a string in 15 years but I broke one within a week on this guitar. Con #5: Martin case back-ordered. I'd like to keep the guitar humidified in a case but may have to wait a 6 weeks for the one that fits this series. OK, now that I've vented, let me say that once this guitar is set-up properly it's a keeper. I can't walk by it without picking it up and playing it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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