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Martin's use of solid East Indian rosewood in the Performing Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Rosewood Acoustic Guitar adds gorgeous tonal color and variety to its already full-sounding solid Sitka spruce top. This road-worthy model has a 14-fret cutaway for soloing. The fast and comfortable Performing Artist profile neck makes even long gigs or sessions a pleasure. Fishmans F1 Analog onboard electronics convey quality acoustic tones that excel both on stage and in studio. Other significant features include Hybrid "X" bracing usually found on more expensive models, a durable Black Richlite fingerboard, and just for Musician's Friend customers, grained ivoroid binding. Includes case.

A modern grand performance size guitar that's ready for the stage with a cutaway, slim neck and Fishman F1 electronics.

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top for a full, balanced sound
  • Solid East Indian rosewood offers adds color and variety
  • The same Hybrid "X" bracing as more expensive models for clear treble and tight bass
  • Slim, easy-to-play neck with black Richlite fingerboard
  • Fishman F1 Analog preamp and pickup system: Volume Control, Tone, Phase, Tuner and Low Battery indicator
  • Includes case

Choose a grand performance-size guitar that sounds fantastic whether it's plugged in or not. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar

  • Model: GPCPA4 Rosewood
    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 East Indian Rosewood
    Back Purfling: none
    Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Endpiece: none
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: Grained ivoroid (exclusive to Musician's Friend)
    Top Inlay Style: Black/White/Black Boltaron
    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''
    Number of Frets Clear: 14
    Number of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 - White Corian
    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 with Large Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: 375 Hardshell
    Interior Label: none
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
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MartinCustom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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4.0

Nice Guitar

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from Alaska

Pros

  • Built In Electronics
  • Looks good
  • Plays good

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

      I would rate this guitar 5 stars except for 1 personal preference. Overall the tone is very good and has a rich clear tone but does not produce the big bottom end (not boomy) I get with my other martin guitar. I would love to hear more from the low E string even if others may consider that unbalanced when played acoustically. I expect this guitar will be great for playing gigs with the built in electronics and balanced tone overall.

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      5.0

      Martin GPCPA4

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      Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

      I already posted my review of this guitar. Just wanted to make a comment regarding my pictures I posted of my Martin. The gold locking tuners did not come with my guitar from M.F. I had them installed when I had the guitar set up for me right after I got it. Just wanted to make that clear in case some one noticed that on my guitar.

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      5.0

      I love you baby, but not like I love this guitar.

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      from Beaufort, SC

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      Pros

      • Beautiful tone
      • comes with a nice case
      • It Even Smells Great
      • Perfect Craftmanship

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Playing guitar

      Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

      I got this C. F. Martin acoustic guitar today. It's a flawless and beautiful creation that is well worth every cent I paid. It's heart-warming to experience first hand the work of an American company that represents the epitome of quality and craftsmanship world-wide. Kudos to the people who work at Martin Guitars in Nazareth PA.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love, Love Love this guitar

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      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Amazing sound
      • Beats Every Martin I Had
      • High End With Lower Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

          I don't usually write reviews but this one really deserves it. Sound and feel is incredible, set up is flawless. Mine came in with the rounded Martin pickguard which actually doesn't make the guitar look like its a copy of a T...r. It also says custom on it instead of GPCPA4, came in a hard Aligator skin case, nice. The top wood has a lot of bearclaw and in one spot there is a 5 in long thick bear claw mark which normally would make me return a guitar but when I played it, it doesnt matter. Im sold completely. It really sounds like a 3/4k Martin. I was playing it and my 9 year old commented on it how good it sounds. This one is a keeper. The fretboard is good enough to put it on GPCPA1.

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          4.0

          Great sound both plugged and unplugged

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          from Knoxville, TN

          Pros

          • Tight Even Voice

          Cons

          • Wires Visible In Sound Ho

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

            High quality instrument, very tight and even sound when played unplugged. Electronics are first rate, sounds even better plugged in.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            GPCPA4 Rosewood Custom

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            Pros

            • Built In Pre-amp
            • Built in tuner
            • Good craftsmenship
            • Good Playability
            • Great sound
            • High Quality
            • Made in the USA

            Cons

            • No Locking Tuners
            • Not In Sunburst Color

            Best Uses

            • CHURCH
            • Playing gigs
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought this guitar a week ago. The set up on it was really bad. Was very hard to play. I just got it back today. So I have not had a chance to play it a lot. However, I have had a chance to play it after it has been set up. It plays pretty nice for an acoustic. You can not beat that Martin sound. If you are like I was & are skeptical of how much volume, tone, punch that you may loose with this body style, don't be! This guitar still has plenty of all of the aforementioned. And there is still plenty of bass. Lots of mids in this guitar. Martin hit a home run with this guitar! I played the Dreadnought version of this guitar and there is not much difference. Probably more mids with this model. It is a beautiful instrument. I think to pay more for a Martin you would be getting more cosmetics, locking tuners, etc... But for the money this or the dreadnought version is the guitar to have! The guitar has everything you need. And it sounds great through my Carvin AG100D acoustic amp.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Custom Martin Guitar

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            from St. Bernard Ohio

            Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

            This Martin Guitar was everything I thought it would be and more. The crew at Musicians Friend was outstanding ... Love the Martin ... SJS

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Martins GPCPA4 in Rosewood is a keeper!

            Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

            This is one fine American made guitar. Excellent build quality, inspiring tone acoustic or electric (of course tone is a personal matter), and the supplied case is beautiful with a tight fit.
            Don't be concerned by the "richlite" fretboard. I find it very comfortable and it sounds like ebony. I'm sure Martins decision to use this material was cost based, but not without much consideration given to quality. Of course, only time will tell!
            I had to write Martin a quick email to find what the "Custom" model was, the Musiciansfriend team couldn't tell me the difference. Martin was quick to respond and personable, another reason to buy from this American company.
            As always, Musiciansfriend was excellent to deal with, super fast on the shipping. I love these guys!

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic sound and playability

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            from Idaho Falls, ID

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            Pros

            • Beauty
            • Playability
            • price
            • Sound

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Gigs
            • Performing
            • Practice

            Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar made owning an American-made instrument finally affordable. I was very pleased with the overall fit and finish of the guitar. It comes with a very nice hard shell case that has a very pleasing scent - weird, I know, but it is very inviting.

            The best attribute is the sound. I am immersed in the rich tone and harmonics that ripple off of the sound board. The electronics are simple and easy to use. They are well placed and easy to adjust while playing. The pickup provides a very good natural sounding acoustic. I play this through a Bose L1 compact system and it sounds amazing.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unbelievable

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Full sound
            • Perfect Action
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everything

              Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist Series GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar:

              I am so in love with this guitar. I tried the Sapele and Rosewood models, and I love this one even more. It's just so much more fuller and the guitar is so so comfortable to play. I love the electronics. It's like the Expressions System but sweeter and not so much brighter. Of course, you get a nice huge control of the sound with the eq. It wouldn't hurt to buy a L.R. Baggs DI, but it's amazing. I would definitely recommend this to ANYONE!!!!!

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