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Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The Martin GPCPA5 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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Martin GPCPA5 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 a forest-friendly mahogany HPL back and sides to give you an attractive visual look.


As part of the Martin Performing Artist Series, this guitar was crafted to be a "player's dream." The GPCPA5 features a very playable laminate birch neck, with a Performing Artist neck taper. This precision-cut neck has fast FSC Certified Richlite fingerboard, and a 1-3⁄4 in. nut width, to give you the right amount of spacing between the strings.

Looking for electronics, the Martin GPCPA5 comes complete with an onboard Fishman A1 Analog electronics. 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.

This guitar is everything you’ve come to expect from Martin, at a price that just about anyone can afford. Pick one up. You'll love the sound and playability of this fine instrument!

Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Grand Performance 14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany Pattern HPL
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed Clearcoat
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist Profile, High Peformance Taper
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite 
  • Neck wood: Rust Birch Laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed Clearcoat
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: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge: FSC Certified Richlite 
  • Saddle & nut: White Coriian, Compensated white tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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MartinPerforming Artist Series GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.5

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2.0

Thought I had found the one...

By Doc Solo

from West Chester, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar really called out to me. The feel and full sound were right for me.
Unfortunately, after having this guitar for only 2 weeks, the back started separating from the side.
Probably a poor glue job.

This poor quality craftsmanship and quality control has really bummed me out. This was my first Martin and I expected so much more. The guitar sounded incredible, but I cannot keep a guitar that couldn't literally stay together.

I'd like to replace it with the same model, but can't take that risk.
Since I only had the guitar for a few weeks, (less than 45 days), I was able to return it to Guitar Center for a full refund.
I can only imagine my frustration had this occurred outside that time frame.

 
5.0

best bang for your buck

By b man

from Houston,Tx

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have had this guitar for over a year and i am very satisfied with it. I started with an ibanez and quickly returned it because i knew i was going to stick with playing and wanted a higher quality guitar. I am rough on equipment and have not had any problems with durability of this guitar. I would definitely suggest it for anyone from novice to experienced.

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