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Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance 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 spr...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance 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 X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar 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 in. 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 X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar 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: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Richlite FSC 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: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge: Richlite FSC Certified
  • 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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MartinX Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Jamming (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I probably wouldn't buy it again.

By Jonathan Wu

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance 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.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Kirk Hammet

    from Amarillo, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slowish neck

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Beautiful sound, Affordable price, stays in tune(even in alternate tunings), good fishman electronics, built in tuner. I love this guitar, the only problem is that if your hand is sweaty the neck feels a little bit sticky and slowish but other than that, awesome!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    plays great, sounds good

    By Teleplayer89

    from Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      bought this as an addition to my Martin collection. started playing it at small venues (microbreweries, bistros). great electronics. sounds good (a little bright on the top end but backs it up with the Martin lows).

      love the slightly wider, flatter neck. makes playing melodies easier, not just a rhythm guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Overall a decent low-end Martin

      By TOMMY

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've had a Seagull forever that I love but it does not have a pickup and has had major wear and tear. I wanted a smaller body design, active pickup system, and a good solid sound for playing out in small venues.

      This is a decent guitar for exactly that. I like the body size and the cut away. The neck feels good. The pickup has a good sound and the controls let me tweak it which is important since I am often plugging directly into the sound system of the venue.

      The tone is not a full as my Seagull, but I knew that it would not be. I chose this one mainly for plugging it into a house system or amp and I think it sounds decent through those.

      Overall a decent low-end Martin.If I had the money I probably would have gone with something the same style but in some better woods, but this one will get the job done.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance 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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Play at church, with friends and at home.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this guitar again

          By TIM

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Awesome guitar & great service! Stephen helped me with my purchase and really helped me out.

           
          4.0

          Really shines when plugged in

          By bob

          from IN

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This is my first higher end acoustic and it sounds great! It really shines when plugged in though, the pickup gives it a very nice bright rich sound which I enjoy a lot

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