With over 150 years of guitar making, when Martin calls something special, like this GPC Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Grand Performance acoustic/electric guitar, it's worth checking out. But what makes it so special?Atypical tonewoodOne of the reasons Martin added the word "Special" to the name of this GPC Performing Artist guita... Click To Read More About This Product
With over 150 years of guitar making, when Martin calls something special, like this GPC Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Grand Performance acoustic/electric guitar, it's worth checking out. But what makes it so special?
One of the reasons Martin added the word "Special" to the name of this GPC Performing Artist guitar is the fact they chose ovangkol for the back and sides. Rarely used by Martin, this African tonewood offers a sound that is a mix of koa and mahogany. Its full midrange, tempered lows and crisp highs add just the right amount of flavor, making this guitar great for any musical style. The 5/16" forward-shifted scalloped X bracing also ensures you'll enjoy the full breadth of the guitar's ovangkol and Sitka spruce (top) combination.
This GPC Special features Martin's Grand Performance body, a deeper body design that bolsters the low end and enhances the volume, perfect for singer/songwriters or gigging musicians who need a guitar with full, well-rounded tone. It also comes with Martin's slimmer Performance Artist neck profile, High Performance Taper and a single-cutaway design, making it a familiar feel for electric guitar players.
For natural-sounding plugged-in performance, Martin gives the GPC Special Performing Artist Ovangkol Grand Performance the discrete Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced pickup system, which pairs an under-the-saddle pickup with a Fishman Enhance bridge plate transducer. You'll hear the nuances of the guitar's tonewoods, as well as the dynamics of your playing, without handling noise and feedback bleeding in. Its simple volume and tone controls are conveniently positioned inside the soundhole's top with an Enhance Blend control mounted on the bottom.
The final touches that make this guitar a worthwhile investment include antique white binding, a tortoiseshell pickguard, multi-ring rosette, and a unique Sunburst finish exclusive to a limited number of Martin's Special guitars.
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