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6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, High Pressure Laminate Back and Sides, and Fishman F1 Analog Electronics System - Natural

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Unbeatable Martin Value in this Grand Performer

The Martin GPCPA5K acoustic-electric guitar combines the classic look and feel of a traditional Martin Grand Performance acoustic with the convenience of built-in electronics. Part of Martin's Performing Artist series, the GPCPA5K boasts playability any guitarist can appreciate. The ample Grand Performance body provides a bold voice that can be heard even in busy musical arrangements. You'll love the present, lively sound of the solid spruce top, which will sound even better as the years go by. The well rounded tone is ready for performance and recording too, with built-in Fishman F1 Analog electronics for top-notch plugged-in performance. The Martin GPCPA5K acoustic-electric guitar is simply inspiring to play.

Martin GPCPA5K Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Ready for the stage with Fishman electronics
  • Solid top for enhanced tone with age
  • Smooth playability from the Performing Artist Series neck
Ready for the stage with Fishman electronics

You'll be ready to perform with Martin's GCPCA5K, which comes equipped with Fishman's F1 Analog electronics system. Fishman is a leader in acoustic amplification, and it shows in the natural tone it reproduces in the GCPCA5K acoustic-electric. The Fishman F1 system can replicate the sound of various studio microphones, for incredible tone on stage or recording directly.

Solid top for enhanced tone with age

Sweetwater knows that the choice of top wood can make or break the sound of an acoustic guitar. For the GPCPA5K, Martin chose a solid Sitka spruce top. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid spruce has a rich, lively sound with excellent projection. And because it's a solid-wood top the tone will age gracefully as the wood matures, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.

Smooth playability from the Performing Artist Series 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 Martin GPCPA5K acoustic-electric. The GPCPA5K 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.

Martin GPCPA5K Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic Martin styling with premium Fishman electronics in a Grand Performance model
  • Color: Natural
  • Hybrid "X" scalloped bracing enhances projection and tonal balance
  • Solid Sitka spruce top for a rich, lively sound that will enhance with age
  • High Pressure Laminate back and sides, with Koa wood pattern
  • Fishman F1 Analog electronics system for studio-quality sound on stage
Martin puts a spin on their classic guitars with the Performing Artist GPCPA5K acoustic-electric guitar!

Additional Media

Hands On Review: Martin GPCPA4 Siris and GPCPA5K

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 11GPCPA5K

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

Want the classic good looks, smooth playability, and powerful tones of a Martin steel-string acoustic, at an affordable price? Look no further than these two new models from the venerable Pennsylvania guitar maker! The GPCPA4 Siris and the GPCPA5K are two new members of the company's Performing Artist family of acoustic guitars. Martin sent me one of each to check out, just in time for me to take them into an acoustic-guitar-based studio session I was working on. The GPCPA4 Siris features a cutaway Grand Performance body shape, with a solid spruce top; scalloped hybrid X-bracing; and siris sides and back, with a center wedge of East Indian rosewood in the back for extra tone. The neck is hardwood, with a Richlite fingerboard. The guitar delivers all the tone you'd expect from a Martin acoustic. It's powerful and punchy yet clear and articulate, with excellent sustain no matter where you play on the neck. It held up extremely well under a variety of alternate tunings, even with the low E string dropped as low as A. The GPCPA5K is also a cutaway Grand Performance shape, with a solid spruce top. But this model features an environmentally friendly HPL (high-pressure laminate) back and sides, with a beautiful koa wood pattern and an amazing-looking brown Stratabond neck with a Richlite fingerboard. With its thick midrange thrust, this guitar proved excellent for lead and melody lines -- the sustain was unbelievable! The GPCPA5K also worked well for both fingerpicked and strummed chords, with good note definition and a full sound. Both guitars feature Martin's fast-playing Performing Artist neck shape as well as Fishman F1 analog electronics -- a natural-sounding pickup/preamp system that works well both in the studio and live onstage. Hardshell cases are included. If you're in the market for a high-quality but affordable steel-string, look no further! The GPCPA4 Siris and GPCPA5K offer Martin construction, playability, and tone, at two nicely comfortable price points. Whether as your primary guitar, a stage guitar, or a backup to a higher-dollar acoustic, these instruments shine in every situation!
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