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Martin Performing Artist Series Custom 2016 GPCPA5 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The Martin custom GPCPA5 rosewood acoustic-electric guitar combines that world-famous Martin sound with the contemporary playability of an electric guitar. Its unique body design blends a tight waist ... Read More

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Overview

The Martin custom GPCPA5 rosewood acoustic-electric guitar combines that world-famous Martin sound with the contemporary playability of an electric guitar. Its unique body design blends a tight waist with a deep body. The end result is a tone that is well-defined, plus a massive amount of power and projection. Its solid Sitka spruce top is braced perfectly to give you a rich, full-bodied tone that is versatile enough for any musical situation. The body is rounded out with forest-friendly rosewood HPL back and sides to give you an attractive visual look.

The custom GPCPA5 rosewood features a very playable laminate birch neck, with a Performing Artist neck taper. This precision-cut neck has a fast FSC Certified Richlite fingerboard, and a 1-3⁄4” nut width, to give you the right amount of spacing between the strings. This guitar was crafted to be a "players dream," to give you easy access across the entire fingerboard.

Looking for electronics? The Martin custom GPCPA5 rosewood comes complete with an onboard Fishman Sonitone preamp. This soundhole-mounted-preamp features easy-to-use rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole for easy access while you are performing. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a studio-quality sound right out of the box.

Features Body
  • Body type:Grand Performance
  • Cutaway:Single-cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidSitka Spruce
  • Back & sides:RosewoodHPL
  • Bracing pattern:X
  • Body finish:Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Performing Artist Profile
  • Nut width:1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard:RichliteFSC Certified
  • Neck wood:Birch Laminate
  • Scale length:25.4"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:Hand-rubbed
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:Yes
  • Brand:Fishman
  • Configuration:Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ:No
  • Feedback filter:No
  • Tuner:No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Rosewood HPL
  • Tuning machines:ChromeEnclosed Gear
  • Bridge:RichliteFSC Certified
  • Saddle & nut:White Coriian, Compensated white tusq
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Tonewoods
  • Case:Sold separately 
  • Accessories:None
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MartinPerforming Artist Series Custom 2016 GPCPA5 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
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5.0

Nice addition to my arsenal!

By JammarcusB

from Brownsboro, Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Touring

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom 2016 GPCPA5 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is nice. I went in trying out guitars because it's what I do! I looked at the price and thought wow nice sound and low enough in cost to tour with. I am currently experimenting with it on a recording and like it a lot. I am messing w recording on a AKG 414 with a tube pre and direct plugging of the Fishman F1 into a tube pre and I am liking it. I think the Fishman F1 pickup produces a good sound for recording live which is one thing we do a lot of for videos and such. Well enough writing about it. Now go try one out!

     
    5.0

    An excellent Martin guitar with excellent setup and sound

    By guitarman

    from Cairo GA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Case or gig bag does not come with guitar.

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom 2016 GPCPA5 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    At church and home. A full sounding Martin with a slightly wider, and flat, neck.

     
    5.0

    Martin Performing Artist Series Custom 2016 GPCPA5 Rosewood

    By guitarguy

    from Cairo GA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Perfect setup, strong balanced Martin Sound
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Great sound, easy to play and Martin quality
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom 2016 GPCPA5 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Play at church, with friends and at home.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I probably wouldn't buy it again.

      By JW

      from Rosemead Ca.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom 2016 GPCPA5 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I use it for practice.The action was too high.I took it back to GC and the
        Guitar tech adjusted the action but still high and not easy to play.I am not
        100% happy with it.

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