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Martin Special Edition GPC-Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Introduced at the 2014 Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, the GPC-Aura GT comes equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics and consists of an East Indian rosewood body with a satin finish and a pol... Read More

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Overview

Introduced at the 2014 Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, the GPC-Aura GT comes equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics and consists of an East Indian rosewood body with a satin finish and a polished gloss Sitka spruce top featuring a two-ring pearl rosette. Added features include a certified African blackwood bridge and fingerboard, with hexagon pearl inlays. The nickel ratio tuners with skeleton knobs allow each string to have its own gear ratio. The skeleton button adds a jewel like appearance and lessens the weight of the tuners. Fishman F1 Aura + electronics help you keep your tone in control when plugged in.

Comes with a hardshell case.

Features
  • Construction: Ply Blocks/Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: GPC-14 Fret Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Two Ring - Fiber with Pearl
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: Style 45
  • Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Endpiece: none
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: White Boltaron
  • Top Inlay Style: Black/White/Black Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval with Performing Artist Taper
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid Black Ebony
  • Heelcap: White Boltaron
  • Fingerboard Material: Certified African Blackwood
  • 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: Hexagon Outline in Regular Pearl
  • Fingerboard Binding: White Boltaron
  • Finish Back & Sides: Satin
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Certified African Blackwood
  • Bridge Style: Modified 30s Style with Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Ratio with Skeleton Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: 375 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura +
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MartinSpecial Edition GPC-Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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5.0

Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic Electric Guitar

By Donny

from Lodi, NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Special Edition GPC-Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Breaking it in, but it felt great right out of the case.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful styling and tone

    By Sean

    from OKC,OK

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Special Edition GPC-Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I have been playing for about 8 years. My first guitar was a cheap acoustic that I cut my teeth on for the first year before upgrading to an American strat. I have been wanting to buy a quality acoustic for several years but got serious about purchasing in the last 6 months. I have looked and Taylors and Gibsons and other martin acoustics. To me the tone of martins just sound better than the others. This guitar combines just the right amount of additional styling with great material and impeccable sound. The abalone inlays in the fret board and rosette make this guitar stand out from other guitars in this price range. I also appreciate having the African blackwood finger board vs. the richlite one. The aura system is really easy to use and the onboard tuner is more icing on the cake. Overall I am absolutely in love with the guitar and thoroughly satisfied with my purchase.

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      5.0

      Beautiful sound and work of art...

      By SAMCRO

      from Indianapolis

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Special Edition GPC-Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I'd been searching for a performance acoustic electric for 6-9 months. I'd go from Sam Ash to GC to a few local shops. Same Taylors and other Martins. Then I happened into GC while the GF was shoe shopping and the manager said "I have it!" What was "it?"

      I picked her up and I loved the weight. Just the tone she made picking her up was enticing. I played her. Tequila Sunrise. Sweet Home Alabama. Cant Find My Way Home... Actually in reverse order. I didn't put her down until they brought the case up. The tone on a Martin is deep and genuine. I don't care what Taylor owners say - Taylors are glorified Yamaha's and have been for 20+ years. Martins have soul...

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Super Matin quality with Fishman Aura smarts

      By Aussie Realtor

      from Lincoln, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Build Quality
      • Consistent
      • Fisherman Aura Pickup
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • Variable Ratio Tuners

      Cons

      • Plastic Bridge Pins

      Best Uses

      • On Stage Performance
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin Special Edition GPC-Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I use this as my Acoustic Guitar of choice for Sunday Worship.
      It has an amazing sound and is very easy and comfortable to play.
      The Fishman Aura Plus pickup is versatile and simple to use.
      True Martin Quality indeed.
      And yes I have other guitars - Taylor 910 Brazilian, 810 CE, Larrivve LV09 to name a few.
      Guitar Center gave me a wonderful deal on this fine instrument.
      I replaced the plastic bridge pins and saddle with bone and set up the action myself - it plays sweetly with the standard Martin strings

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply amazing

      By BK

      from Maryland

      Comments about Martin Special Edition GPC-Aura GT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Exquisite styling and mesmerizing tone. Great choice.

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