Martin GPCPA4 - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Richlite Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Natural Polished Gloss
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Your Stage-ready Martin!

What happens when you merge the classic look and feel of a traditional Martin acoustic guitar with the convenience of today's modern acoustic-electric? You get the Performing Artist series, that's what! Like so many classic Martins from years past, the Performing Artist series is crafted using nothing but the finest tonewoods, with solid Sitka spruce for the top and solid Sapele making up the back and sides. Add to this a satin-finished neck, a unique neck carve, and a convenient cutaway, and you've got a guitar that's downright inspiring to play. But this is only half the story.

Martin takes the acoustic-electric guitar on an evolutionary journey, equipping these instruments with the Fishman F1 Analog electronics system. Far more than a simple pickup system, the discreetly mounted F1 Analog system offers a convenient onboard tuner as well as volume and tone controls to help take charge of your sound. This is the Performing Artist GPCPA4, a well-balanced instrument that's great for any style of music.

Martin GPCPA4 Performing Artist Series Acoustic/Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Finish: Natural Polished Gloss
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Two Ring
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid "x" Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16"
  • Back Material: Solid Sapele
  • Back Purfling: None
  • Side Material: Solid Sapele
  • Endpiece: None
  • Endpiece Inlay: None
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top Inlay Style: None
  • Side Inlay: None
  • Back Inlay: None
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Heelcap: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • # Of Frets Clear: 14
  • # Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4"
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8"
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Offset Dots - White Abs
  • Fingerboard Binding: None
  • Finish Back & Sides: Satin
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge Style: Performing Artist Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Saddle: 16" Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Interior Label: None
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
  • Hardshell Case Included
Martin puts a new spin on their classic guitars with the Performing Artist GPCPA4!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Martin Performing Artist GPCPA4 Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Performance 14-Fret
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Polished Gloss (top), Satin (neck, back, and sides)
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Sapele
Body Bracing Hybrid X Scalloped, 5/16" Solid Sitka Spruce
Binding Black Boltaron
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Performing Artist Profile
Fingerboard Material Black Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Style 18
Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Chrome Enclosed with Large Buttons
Bridge Material Black Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material White Corian/16" Radius Compensated White TUSQ
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 19.75"
Body Width 15.75"
Body Depth 4.5"
Overall Length 40.375"
Electronics Fishman F1 Analog
Strings Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 10GPCPA4

Customer Reviews

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This guitar really is so easy to play and the sounds is so clear and beautiful!. The fit and finish on this instrument is prefect , Every note plays clean with no buzz and once you pick it up you never want to put it down, Sweetwater couldn't have been more helpful! really a pleasure doing business with.
Music background: Hobbyiest

awsome guitar

i own a gibson acoustic that i love to play, but when i played this martin i was blown away with its rich tones, had to have it, i also played some of the more expensive martin guitars and felt that this guitar sounded just as good at a better price.
Music background: pro musician

Excellent Performer

This is my first professional-grade acoustic, so I can't really compare it to others on the basis of extended usage, but I couldn't be happier with it. Fit, finish, and playability are excellent, the tone is full and chimes from top to bottom, and the Fishman through a P/A has to be heard to be believed. The Richlite finger board plays like ebony, and looks like it from any more than a few inches away. A fine instrument at what I consider a very fair price.
Music background: Performing musician

Awesome Martin GPCPA4 guitar

It was a pleasure doing business with Sweetwater. The 55 point inspection was why I chose you. Other stores would have charged for that and you never would know who handeled the guitar before I did.Thanks to Chris Lewis for helping me with choosing the right weight.I also bought the Fishman Loudbox Mini which came with a mic ,boom stand and mic cord. a sweet (water) deal. I wrote a couple of songs on it already. Thanks again
Music background: garage band drummer and now guitarist

What a wonderful guitar

This guitar plays like butter and sounds beautiful!. The fit and finish on this instrument is flawless. As far as the set-up goes the action is perfect for me, right in the middle between high and low, Every note sings pure with no buzz.The pitch of this guitar is spot on.Mark and Dustin from Sweetwater couldn't have been more helpful and I received the guitar in one day! I love this ax!!!
Music background: Working pro for 40 years
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