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Martin GPCPA1 Performing Artist Series Acoustic Guitar   

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The GPCPA1 Madagascar Rosewood model is a beautiful instrument that ensures that legendary Martin tone reaches your audience in the highest style. Wi...Click To Read More About This Product

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A exquisite guitar of rare tonewoods that hides advanced electronics for the studio or stage.

The GPCPA1 Madagascar Rosewood model is a beautiful instrument that ensures that legendary Martin tone reaches your audience in the highest style. With solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top, this instrument integrates state-of-the-art Fishman F1 Aura+ electronics along with striking aesthetic features, player comfort and enhanced bass.

Fishman F1 Aura Plus
Features the stunning realism of award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology in a distinctive and easy to use onboard preamp system. The heart of this onboard intelligence is its ability to replicate the sound of nine different world-class studio microphones. Delivered in an intuitive menu driven interface that is very versatile with controls placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing. Controlled with two low profile control buttons and a single large, bright LED display. Placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing.

NEW! Enhanced "Easy Mode" Simplifies Operation
F1 Aura+ offers a simplified set of user controls called Easy Mode. This mode allows you to quickly get a feel for the tonal possibilities of F1 Aura+ while providing quick access to the most important features you™ll need every day.

Simply press the Tone control to step through 3 custom-blended Aura Image presets as well as audition the uneffected, Gold Plus pickup sound. The one-knob Tone control blends between a natural, undersaddle sound with no EQ (flat) on up to a œscooped tone with emphasized treble & bass and reduced midrange.

Same great performance and power!
For the real tone-tweakers, Fishman has retained the original Performance Mode as well, giving you full access to F1 Aura' powerful 3-band EQs, compressor and automatic anti-feedback.

  • Grand Performance size
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top
  • Solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides
  • Standard ''X'' scalloped top bracing
  • Solid black ebony fingerboard
  • Fishman F1 Aura+ features:
  • Three Image presets offer choice, pre-blended Images at the push of a button as well as a dry pickup setting
  • œMid-scoop Tone control ranges from flat to emphasized treble & bass and reduced midrange
  • Volume Control
  • Image Select
  • Pickup/Image Blend Control
  • Independent 3-band EQ for both Gold Plus pickup and Aura Image signals
  • Tuner
  • Phase switch
  • Compressor
  • Automatic anti-feedback filter with up to 3 notches

Experience this beautiful and fantastic-sounding instrument for yourself. Order today.


GPCPA1 Performing Artist Series Acoustic Guitar

  • Model: GPCPA1 Madagascar Rosewood
    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
    Body Size: Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway
    Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
    Rosette: Style 45
    Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Golden Era Style), Forward Shifted
    Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Back Purfling: Style 45 - Golden Era
    Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    Top Inlay Style: Style 41
    Back Inlay: Black/Maple Fiber
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
    Nut Material: Bone
    Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
    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: Alternative Torch inspired inlays
    Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss
    Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Bridge Style: Performing Artist Belly
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Gold Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: Bone w/ Select Pearl Dots
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: Geib style - Gray
    Interior Label: None
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus

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Another great guitar from Martin

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      Comments about Martin GPCPA1 Performing Artist Series Acoustic Guitar:

      The GPCPA-1 in Madagascar Rosewood is an outright beautiful instrument. It is very attractive and the sound is fantastic, I find myself just sitting there, slowly strumming it, getting lost in the tone. The smaller body (as compared to the D28) is more comfortable to play. I've not really familiarized myself with the Fishman electronics yet, but the tuner is right on the money and easy to use. I absolutely love this guitar. I just wish I'd have thought to request factory pickup so that I could've enjoyed that experience too. The included case is nice, but I'm not sure that it's "Geib Style" unless they are talking about shape. It does seem durable and I'm sure it serves it's purpose. In summation, I've not gigged with the instrument yet, but it is everything I expected and more. I love it, and Musician's Friend's price match got it for me at a very reasonable price.

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