Martin GPCPA4 Shaded - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Richlite Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Shaded
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A Special Look for This Stage-ready Martin!

The Martin GPCPA4 Shaded acoustic-electric guitar takes Martin's beloved Grand Performance guitar and adds a gorgeous shaded finish that turned many heads when it first arrived at Sweetwater. Like so many classic Martins from years past, the Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded is crafted using nothing but the finest tonewoods, with solid Sitka spruce for the top and sapele making up the back and sides. Add to this a satin-finished neck, modern electronics, a unique neck carve, and a convenient cutaway, and you've got a guitar that's downright inspiring to play. Grab a Martin Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded and hit the stage!

Martin GPCPA Shaded Performing Artist Series Acoustic/Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Classic tonewood combination for big sound
  • Modern electronics for the modern performer
  • Comfortable and great-playing neck
Classic tonewood combination for big sound

For such an affordable guitar, the Martin Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded spares no expense on its tonewoods. You'll love the crisp sound of the GPCPA Shaded's solid sapele back and sides, and they look fantastic. What's more, the GPCPA Shaded is topped with solid Sitka spruce, adding rich and mellow overtones. When you imagine what an acoustic guitar is supposed to sound like, this is it!

Modern electronics for the modern performer

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 GPCPA Shaded, a well-balanced instrument that's great for any style of music.

Comfortable and great-playing neck

Whether you need to survive long recording sessions or plan to play out late into the night, you'll be glad you got a Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded acoustic guitar. The GPCPA Shaded features one of Martin's amazing Performing Artist series necks, whose slimmer profile is easy on your hand, allowing you to play those extended sessions in comfort. You'll love the feel of the smooth satin neck finish.

Martin GPCPA Shaded Performing Artist Series Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Acoustic guitar designed for today's modern performers
  • Warm shaded finish for a vintage look
  • Sitka spruce and sapele tonewoods combine for great response and sound
  • Fishman F1 Analog electronics for worry free plugged-in performance
  • Comfortable artist profile neck
Martin puts a new spin on their classic guitars with the Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded!

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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, Shaded
Finish Polish Gloss with 17 Style Shading
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Sapele
Body Bracing Hybrid X Scalloped
Binding Black Boltaron
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Performing Artist Profile
Fingerboard Material Black Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Offset Dots, White ABS
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Chrome Enclosed with Large Buttons
Bridge Material Black Richlite
Nut/Saddle Material White Corian
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
Case Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 10GPCPA4SHADED

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Beautiful

This guitar looks and sounds amazing and even smells good!!! Fishman pickup sounds great love the built in tuner. This guitar seems to have a very big and rich sound for a cutaway and very easy to play!! I get a lot of compliments on the beauty of the top and the punchy sound!!
Music background: Worship Leader
5/5

Very satisfied

Exactly what I was looking for.
5/5

My first Martin

I placed an online order for my first Martin guitar and within 2 minutes received a call from Mike Soper asking me if I had just ordered a Martin guitar. I replied yes and then we talked for a while about guitars. He told me I would love this Martin and he was right. Had it in 2 days and was everything like the web page said. Beautiful guitar and has a great tone. Seems a little stiff but may be the strings. I am not a fan of Martin strings. Love those Elixir light guage phos bronz. I have purchased perhaps as many as 5 or maybe more guitars from Sweetwater as well as amps and they always are on top of your orders and have great customer service. I got this Martin for only 51 bucks a mo. for 36 mo. using my Sweetwater card. What a deal on a Martin guitar. I am probably only an average guitar player and have been at it for many years, but love sitting down and just strumming or picking and listening to the sound coming out of this piece of wood and steel. But only a guitar player would understand the feeling. Martin and Sweetwater, a great combination.
Music background: Just your average guitar player
5/5

My new baby

very cool. I love my new guitar. You people Rock.
Music background: All my life of 52 years
5/5

Shaded Love

I purchased this model in December of 2014 from my man Ed Needler at Sweetwater sound at a fantastic deal and I am very happy I did. This is my first Martin and I am very impressed at the craftsman ship, the Martin tone and the electronics as well as the color, I don't believe I have ever seen such a marvelous shade on a Martin and I am very proud to have gotten one of the two they had available at that time. The Sweetwater 55 point inspection was very helpful in the my guitar arrived in perfect shape and playability! You cannot go wrong with Sweetwater, they are number one in my book for professionalism and courtesy and knowledge. Looking forward to a great 2015 with my new Martin
Music background: Professional Self employed Musician
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Martin Acoustic / Electric Guitars