Martin GPC-18E - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Hardwood Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Natural
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Martin GPC-18E - Natural image 1
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A Martin Grand Auditorium with Fishman Aura Electronics

The Martin GPC-18E acoustic-electric guitar gives you the comfort and tone of a Grand Auditorium with the convenience of natural live sound. From the toneful and classic combination of a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides to the smooth ebony fretboard, the GPC-18E offers clear and balanced tone. And the onboard Fishman Aura VT Enhance pickup system gives your plugged-in tone the natural, woody warmth of a truly acoustic sound. You need to check out the Martin GPC-18E acoustic-electric guitar if you need a great sounding, performance-based acoustic.

Martin GPC-18E Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Comfortable Grand Auditorium body style
  • Fishman Aura VT Enhance
  • Timeless combination of mahogany and spruce
Comfortable Grand Auditorium body style

The forward, balanced tone of the GPC-18E comes from its Grand Auditorium body style. This body style provides excellent projection and focus with a warmth that is never booming and detail that is never harsh. This sound is popular for both fingerstyle nuance and full-chord strumming. The Grand Auditorium size gives you more lows than the 000 models, but it is still supremely comfortable to sling over your shoulder for marathon gigs. We sell a lot of Martin Grand Auditoriums as Sweetwater for their incredible versatility.

Fishman Aura VT Enhance

Fishman is just as much a leader in acoustic amplification as Martin is in guitar manufacturing. These two companies have placed the Aura VT Enhance electronics system in this GPC-18E to give it a natural and expressive voice when performing live through an amp or PA system. The Aura preamps have been favorites of players for years. But the VT Enhance raises the bar by using discreet soundhole-mounted controls for the pickup's volume and tone. You can rest easy knowing that the natural sound of your GPC-18E will come through the speakers loud and clear.

Timeless combination of mahogany and spruce

Classic Martin guitars like this GPC-18E have used spruce tops and solid mahogany backs and sides to create a warm, mids-focused tone that is popular for accompanying the human voice without being too powerful in any frequency. Chosen as much for its clean look as its tone, Sitka spruce has a wide tonal range with excellent projection and top-end detail. And these solid woods on your GPC-18E will age gracefully, enhancing harmonics and having a greater tonal balance.

Martin GPC-18E Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Acoustic-electric guitar with built-in Fishman electronics
  • Solid spruce and mahogany are a classic tonal combination
  • Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics capture your true acoustic tone
  • Single cutaway offers access to the higher frets
  • Ebony fretboard is smooth and enhances the guitar's clarity
The Martin GPC-18E offers vintage tone with modern performance enhancements.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Performance
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing Forward shifted X-brace
Binding Faux Tortoise
Neck Wood Select hardwood
Neck Shape Modified low oval
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Nickel open gear
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Compensated white tusq
Nut Width 1.75"
Electronics Fishman Aura VT Enhance
Strings Recommended: SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP7100)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 10GPC18E

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4.5/5

Great guitar

Martin got this so right. This is guitar is so comfortable to play that it's almost impossible to put down. It luscious across the tone spectrum--having that richness you expect from Martin with a bit more airiness in the mids and highs. It's darn near perfect.
Music background: Intermediate player, hobbyist
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Martin Acoustic / Electric Guitars