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Martin Performing Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 
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A modern grand performance size guitar that's ready for the stage with a cutaway, slim neck and Fishman F1 electronics.

Martin's use of solid East Indian rosewood in the Custom Performer GPCPA4 Rosewood Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric 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. Fishman’s 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 and a durable Black Richlite fingerboard. Includes case.

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.

 

Performing Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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: White Boltaron
  • 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 w/ Large Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 375 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
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MartinPerforming Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Custom Martin Guitar

        By SJS

        from St. Bernard Ohio

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              Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric 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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              5.0

              Martins GPCPA4 in Rosewood is a keeper!

              Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric 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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic sound and playability

              By Eric

              from Idaho Falls, ID

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              Pros

              • Beauty
              • Playability
              • price
              • Sound

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Gigs
              • Performing
              • Practice

              Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric 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

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                • Everything

                Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom GPCPA4 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric 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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                5.0

                OUTSTANDING GUITAR

                Pros

                • Sound And Comfort To Play

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Solo Performer

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

                While shopping at a GC store I went through several nice acoustics and finally came to the Martin section. There were about three selections of this model. Each were about $100 apart. When I got to this Rosewood model that was it.

                Richlite fretboard? What is that? I looked up Richite on line and found that Richlite is a strong, durable, scratch resistant, unbreakable, and dense material. They make kitchen counter tops out of it amongst other things. I was skeptical about it but after looking it up I have no problem with it. It looks a lot like ebony.

                Out of the box I found the setup perfect to my liking.

                I don't care for the big EQs wacked into the side of a nice guitar. This Fishman electronics has two simple knobs and a round tuner window. A nice bare bones look. The tone is bright and full. Good balance between the strings playing chords and lead runs sound really sharp and clean. I like a mellow jazzy sound with the treble cut back and this does that well. This is a hot pickup it has lots of volume. You should get a pretty nice sound through just about any PA system you are confronted with on the open mic tours. I had to look around to find what the phase selection on the tone button did. Apparently if you are getting feedback you push the tone button and it adjusts the tone till the feedback is resolved. When you press the volume button you get a tuner in the round window.

                The tuners are good and hold tune. The big buttons are a nice touch. I like the satin finished back and sides and the polished gloss top. The spruce top on mine is a nice piece of spruce. The neck has 1 3/4 inch nut and is slightly different than the modified C shape necks you'll find on the standard Martins. It is quite comfortable to play.
                I needed to adjust the truss rod a bit. It takes a long 5mm hex wrench for that. The guitar does not come with one. When you register your guitar ask Martin where to get one. (Hint)

                The quality of the finishing, fret detail, body joints and everything on this guitar is superb. For example the fret board joint to the neck is non distinguishable. It looks like one piece even thou its different colors. Martin is one American company that still puts out a quality made guitar even though it hast to adjust a few things to keep in the market. I have never seen a Martin instrument without attention to detail. I replaced the factory bridge pins with Tusq pins they fit perfectly. The only other thing I might later add is a bone nut. But for now it's fine.

                This is the first I have been excited with an acoustic guitar since I bought my first D28 that has been gone for several years. Plugged in this guitar is stunning. I play a lot of country, honky tonk, swing, and light jazz. This guitar nails all of it.

                If you are a solo performer you will love this guitar to no end.

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