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Martin GPCX2AE Macassar Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The GPCX2AE Macassar is a Grand Performance cutaway model that is crafted from a solid Sapele top paired with Macassar patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides, a birch laminate high performanc... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The GPCX2AE Macassar is a Grand Performance cutaway model that is crafted from a solid Sapele top paired with Macassar patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides, a birch laminate high performance neck and Fishman Sonitone electronics. A great guitar for studio or stage. Case sold separately.

The Martin guitar's laminate birch neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of Birch under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.

The neck is fashioned with a Performing Artist neck shape and taper, 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

This Martin acoustic guitar comes compete with the Fishman Sonitone. The Fishman Sonitone features a soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a great acoustic guitar sound, right out of the box.

This guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin guitar, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.

Features Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sapele
  • Back & sides: Macassar HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing artist
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman Sonitone
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Macassar HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Corian
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body style
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinGPCX2AE Macassar Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (4)

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4.0

Beautiful Instrument, Beautiful Sound

By Emily

from Saint Louis, MO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin GPCX2AE Macassar Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I fell in love with this guitar the moment I picked it up at Guitar Center. It has a rich sound and feels great while playing it. The only drawback is that the wood bends easily due to dehydration and the lack of a seal finish on the wood. If you live in a dry area or store it in a dry space, make sure to have some chemical hydration packs! Otherwise, the strings will fall onto the frets and it will create a tinny and flat sound until the wood expands again. Finding a case was also difficult (but do-able!) because of the unique shape/measurements of the instrument. Other than these issues, it's an absolutely wonderful guitar!

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I will never by another x series

    By Mac

    from Al

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Not Consistent
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin GPCX2AE Macassar Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is not worth the money you pay for it will fall apart on you from the cheap glue and wood they use on the tops save your money and either get a D-15 or something higher if your dead set on a martin it's sad to say but I have play alot better epiphone than this this guitar doesn't put off alot of sound either

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great entry level Martin. Good for travel.

    By Mark

    from Dallas, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin GPCX2AE Macassar Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Liked this guitar the first time I saw it. In addition to being a musician, I am an artist so it goes without saying I am visually attuned to the things around me. I saw it in the acoustic room at Guitar Center and was initially taken by it's looks. Then I played it. I was really impressed by the balance and clarity of it. I set it aside for a few minutes. Another customer picked it up and I got to hear it from out in front. I was even more impressed with the sound. I called it "meaty." I imagined how it would sound with new strings on it. Plugged it in to give the Fishman Sonotone pickup a test drive and it didn't disappoint. I made the purchase, changed the strings and am quite pleased with the sound and sustain. Glad I made the jump and got this one.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'd buy this guitar again any day!

      By Cockdiesel

      from Oatmeal tx

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Martin GPCX2AE Macassar Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Great little guitar, the sound is fantastic, the cosmetics are superb can't beat it for the price

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Too Much Plastic and Too Quiet

        By PE MUSIC

        from ROCKLAND, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Sounds good Plugged in
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • No Sustain
        • Really Plastic look and feel to back and side
        • Resonates very little
        • Very Quiet response.

        Best Uses

        • Plugging in
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin GPCX2AE Macassar Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        What I like:
        The guitar was in tune and stayed in tune right out of the box. (When does that ever happen?)
        There is no fret buzz and the action is nice and low.
        When plugged in, the sound level is pretty consistant from the first to the sixth string.

        What I don't like:
        The face of the guitar does not resonate. When I strum it, unplugged, it sounds dead.
        Every single person who sees the guitar says something like "I didn't know Martin made PLASTIC guitars." Why do they say this? The back and sides look and feel like a plastic toy guitar. this bothers me a lot.
        When I finger pick, it is so quiet... the guitar feels dead.
        When I strum, there is very little sustain. It dies fast.
        When I pick a solo, I can't let a note ring for very long before the level tapers off to nothing.

        The only good use I can see for this guitar is if you are looking for a Martin Neck you can play plugged in. It sounds really nice plugged in. The Sonitone pickups are better than I expected. I can just imagine how it would sound on a better Martin!

        Don't buy it for acoustic jams.
        Don't buy it for looks. The picture displayed here is not true to what you get. It doesn't look like wood at all.

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