Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 GPCPA5K Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888365034515

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One of Martin's most affordable Performing Artist models, the GPCPA5 is available in a Grand Performance body size with a solid Sitka spruce top, koa-patterned high pressure laminate back and sides, H... Read More

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Overview

One of Martin's most affordable Performing Artist models, the GPCPA5 is available in a Grand Performance body size with a solid Sitka spruce top, koa-patterned high pressure laminate back and sides, High Performance Neck and Fishman's F1 Analog electronics. Using advanced construction techniques, Martin is able to produce this fine guitar with a sound that rivals models costing much more.

Fishman's F1 Analog preamp system
The F1 Analog has 2 control knobs and one display. By pressing the volume button down for 2 seconds the tuner is activated. The innovative one-knob tone control lets you choose between a natural, undersaddle sound with no EQ (fully counter-clockwise) on up to a "mid- scooped" tone with emphasized treble & bass and reduced midrange. Pressing the tone knob repearedly cycles through various phase settings that improve bass response while aiming to suppress unwanted feedback.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Incredible value resulting from advanced construction techniques
  • Solid Sitka spruce top for a full, balanced sound
  • Environmentally friendly HPL koa back and sides
  • The same Hybrid "X" bracing as more expensive models for clear treble and tight bass
  • Slim, easy-to-play neck with Black Richlite fingerboard
  • Fishman's F1 Analog features
  • Volume Control
  • Tone control with mid-scooped tone
  • Digital chromatic tuner
  • Phase control to improve bass and suppress feedback
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Model: GPCPA5K
    Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway
    Top: Solid Sapele
    Rosette: Two Ring
    Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Back Purfling: none
    Side Material: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Endpiece: none
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: none
    Top Inlay Style: none
    Side Inlay: none
    Back Inlay: none
    Neck Material: Brown Stratabond
    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
    Nut Material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Heelcap: none
    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
    Fingerboard Binding: none
    Finish Back & Sides: none
    Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
    Finish Neck: none
    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 w/ Large Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
    Pickguard: D
    Interior Label: Black Foil
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinPerforming Artist Series 2015 GPCPA5K Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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5.0

This guitar was exactly what I wanted

By Jerry

from Thorp, WI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great Action
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • No cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 GPCPA5K Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I will use this guitar tuned to A440 for stage gigs. I Have another Martin that I tune down 1/2 step for challenging vocals and a 1973 Signet that I tune to open G for slide.

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5.0

Awesome entry level Martin

By Ashleigh

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 GPCPA5K Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar. On board tuner is great but I still like to use my Snark because it feels a bit more accurate than the on board tuner. It's been great to practice with and the tone is lovely especially with the Martin strings.

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    5.0

    Great buy for an older "newbie"

    By Martin331

    from wilmington,de

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 GPCPA5K Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      My first guitar in over 30 years and I'm extremely happy with it as I spent a few weeks deciding on either a Martin, Taylor, Seagull and Breedlove. Knew I couldn't go wrong with either of them but deep down felt this Martin was for me. Lucky for me I have a few buddies who are longtime players and they assured me I've made the right choice. As a tradesman of 30 years with arthritic hands this Martin is easy on the fingers!

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      5.0

      Amazing Guitar

      By Blue Bass Lobo

      from Chigago

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy to play
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Lightweight
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practically Everything
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 GPCPA5K Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I have several years playing, I'm primarily a bassist; but from some years I've been playing a lot of guitar (acoustic and electric). Nevertheless now I'm into an acoustic project and wanted a guitar that could be easy to play and that have a great sound plugged.

        This guitar is amazing, YES has a lot of man made materials... but that was also something I was looking for, I mean is good to know that you are not harming the earth more because of a guitar. Martin has a great green policy and great values.

        The back and sides are like a "premium" laminate, it won't scratch and made a light weight guitar.

        The top and the scalloped X bracing is wood (spruce), it is not attached to the rest of the body (to deliver a low cost I guess). You can see it because of the finish, and even though it hears awful the construction is extremely well engineered.

        It is a lightweight guitar, so you can play it for hours and hours and doesn't feel like it.

        The strings are good also, easy to play and has a good handling and feel on the neck.

        The real win of this guitar is the electronics... my god!!! The acoustin sound is beautiful and when you plugged in, the real tone of the guitar is what you get.

        Don't be affraid and give it a chance you won't be dissapointed.

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        5.0

        Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

        By Derek Janik

        from Edinburg Tx

        Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 GPCPA5K Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I saw this guitar at Guitar Center and I fell in love with it. The moment you strum that guitar it sounds like Heaven. 5 Stars all the way.

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