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

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Martin’s Road Series line of guitars features a blend of the legendary Martin tone with solid-wood construction and lightning-fast playability. The Martin Performing Artist Series GPCRSGT Grand Perfor... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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Price: $999.0
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Overview

Martin’s Road Series line of guitars features a blend of the legendary Martin tone with solid-wood construction and lightning-fast playability. The Martin Performing Artist Series GPCRSGT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar was designed for the player that is searching for incredible tone and playability, at an affordable price.

Its all solid-wood construction produces a tone that will rival some of the most expensive guitars made today. To start with, Martin selected a Sitka spruce top as the basis of the tone engine. They chose Sitka spruce because it’s a very expressive tonewood that produces the right amount of tone, volume and dynamics. To augment the crisp tone of the Sitka spruce, the back and sides are fashioned of solid sapele mahogany. Sapele adds just the right amount of crispness and bass to the sound of the guitar. Unlike laminate or layered woods that are stiff and lack bottom end and resonance, a solid wood instrument has crystal clear highs, a punchy bottom end, and lots of sustain.

The Martin Performing Artist Series GPCRSGT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar is designed using the Grand Performance body. The GP body is a little deeper than your typical 000 or OM guitar. The 4.5 in. depth gives you added volume, while producing an even tone across the entire musical spectrum. The combination of tonewoods and body produces an instrument that is extremely expressive and dynamic. It will have all the power of a dreadnought, blended with all the balance of a smaller auditorium-sized guitar. 

Playability is a must for many of today’s musical styles, and Martin got you covered. The Performing Artist Series GPCRSGT has one of the most comfortable necks on the market. The slimmer profile and taper lets you glide across the neck with ease. You will be able to make a smooth transition from your electric guitar to this acoustic. And as an added bonus, the GPCRSGT was precision setup with one of Martin’s Plek machines. As one of the last steps in final setup process, Martin uses the Plek machine to give you the ultimate guitar setup. If you were to have a technician Plek one of your guitars, it would cost you anywhere from $250-$400. Martin includes this bonus on every Road Series guitar for free. If you’re a fingerstyle player, professional, novice, or singer songwriter, you are going to love the way this guitar sounds and plays. 

The Martin Performing Artist Series GPCRSGT comes complete with Fishman Sonitone electronics. This compact, easy-to-use electronics package lets you plug in and play. There’s no need for you to spend hours getting a great guitar sound. Just plug in, and you’re ready to go. For easy access, the volume and tone controls are positioned directly in the soundhole of the guitar. This gives you the ability to make changes to your tone in real time. 

The Martin Performing Artist Series GPCRSGT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar is everything you have dreamed about in an acoustic. Get that great legendary Martin tone, at a price that will be sure to make you smile.


Features

  • Cherry back and side color
  • Multi-stripe rosette
  • Modern belly - drop in saddle bridge
  • White plastic fingerboard dot inlay
  • Black heelcap
  • Script ink headplate logo
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Grand Performance 14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Single 
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid sapele 
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss 
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist Profile with High Performance taper
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Neck wood: Select hardwood
  • Scale length: 25.4 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand Rubbed 
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band 
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood pattern HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome enclosed gear with small knobs
  • Bridge: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated white tusq/white corian
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Ply hardshell
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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MartinPerforming Artist Series GPCRSGT Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mislead..

By leadman

from ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Website is misleading.

    Best Uses

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

      Why would the website state that this guitar country of origin is USA, when the sticker clearly states that it is made in MEXICO?

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Made in Mexico

      By FormerMarine

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          After reading up on this guitar more on other sites I've found out this guitar is made in Mexico. On guitar center it says country of origin is United States which is misleading.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Martin I Own (for performing)

          By The Remediator

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

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

            I own many Martin guitars and this one is my go to for live performing. It's comfortable, easy to play, stays in tune all the time and sounds great amplified. Can you get a better higher priced Martin, yes, but if you are doing any live performing, you cannot beat this guitar for its quality, sound and price range. Looking back I would have bought this guitar before a lot of others I own.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Whether you are a pro or novice, it's a keeper

            By Blessed by the Best

            from Muscle Shoals Alabama

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

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

              This guitar is quality; no matter if your a pro or a novice. Silky smooth action; rich highs and warm lows. Strumming rhythm or finger picking; I never had to get the action adjusted; it was ready right out of the box and that unmistakable Martin sound is captivating.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love that Warm Martin Sound - Great guitar

              By Clay

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

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

                Wonderful guitar for the price. Love that Martin Warm sound. This guitar has some brightness as well. Really great value for the $$.

                 
                5.0

                Incredible quality for the price

                By PETER

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                Great volume, projection, and tone.

                 
                5.0

                Yes

                By Ed

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                I knew what I wanted...ordered it and expected a 3 to 5 day delivery and I got it in 2 days...customer service is without question 5 stars...nicely done Guitar Center!

                 
                5.0

                First Martin!!!

                By Armenqz

                from Los Gatos, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

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

                  This is my first Martin. Great instrument! I have spent several hours in the store comparing the sounds of more expensive Martin guitars, but GPCRSGT a definitely a winner in this category.

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