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Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    Gorgeous Martin guitar with Fishman F1 Aura onboard electronics, sounds as spectacular as it looks.

    The Martin Performing Artist GPCPA1 acoustic guitar was built to blend Martin's legendary acoustic tone and appointments with player-friendly features for outstanding playability and tonal performance. This wonderful Martin acoustic guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top, 2-ring rosette, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, solid ovangkol binding, 25.4" scale length, 1-3/4" width at nut, solid black ebony bridge, and gold tuning machines enclosed with large buttons.

    Articulate, yet powerful, the integrated Fishman Aura electronics system delivers stunning realism and projection in an easy-to-use onboard preamp system. With only 2 low profile knobs and a single LED display, the F1 Aura system offers advanced features in a minimalist design, unobtrusively top-mounted. It includes a digital chromatic tuner, volume and blend controls, independent 3-band EQ for both pickup and image signals, compressor, phase control and an automatic antifeedback filter with up to 3 notches. The genius of the F1 Aura is its ability to replicate the sound of 9 different world-class studio microphones. Fishman engineers have captured the distinctive audio "image" that these high-quality microphones "hear."

    The F1 System is paired with the legendary Martin Gold Plus undersaddle pickup, known for its natural response. The Gold Plus is sensitive along its entire length, eliminating string spacing problems. The Delmar tortoise pickguard tops off its gorgeous embellishments.

    Features
    • Body size: GP-14 Fret Cutaway
    • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
    • Rosette: 2 ring
    • Back material: Solid East Indian rosewood
    • Side material: Solid East Indian rosewood
    • Binding: Solid ovangkol
    • Neck shape: Performing artist profile
    • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    • Scale length: 25.4''
    • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4''
    • Fingerboard at 12th fret: 2-1/8"
    • Bridge material: Solid black ebony
    • Bridge style: Performing artist belly
    • Tuning machines: Gold enclosed with large buttons
    • Pickguard: Delmar tortoise color
    • Case: 370PA Hardshell — brown

    Pure Martin tone, either plugged-in or unplugged.

     
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    MartinPerforming Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    First time for me.

    By James Vancik

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    After 30 years of miking a Sigma DR-28 I bought this upon retirement. I'm driving a Fender Acoustasonic 150. The 150 to me seems to overshadow the F1 Aura. I suppose if I plugged the Martin directly into a PA system or an electic guitar amp the Aura would be useful. I don't seem to be getting any real mike imaging like I did from the four on the Gibson J-165 EC or J-185 EC. I liked the Martin workmanship and acoustic sound much better than the Gibson, so I got the Martin. Unplugged it sounds even better than the Sigma (go figure).

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    (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great, great guitar.

    By Gee-tar Man

    from Philly

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Have owned over 100 guitars...this ranks right up there!!! I had to set it up to my taste, filed the saddle down (dropped the action and tweaked the truss road a quarter turn). Bingo Perfect Guitar. Great Elecronic Options...BUT do not beleive there will be a 5:00 section in time in "which you get"! Its complicated, but I would not switch it out whith anything else on the market. Bravo!!!Enjoy!!!

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is the ONE

    By Gooch mang

    from Denver, CO

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Not a guitar for second guessing. You will know the second you plug it in. The Aura F1 makes adjustments for performing live extremely flexible and VERY dynamic. The perfect guitar for a solo singer songwriter, having such a charming sound on the fingerstyle all the while strumming heavy and hearty solo's hold true to the sturdy nature of Martin guitars. The satin finish neck feels sticky at times but this is a easy fix. The pearl CF Martin logo gives it a classy touch in comparison to the dorky gold lettering of other Martins. I highly recommend finding a place that sells anything from the Performing Artist series. They are a sound to be reckoned with. Anyone with a knuckle for a brain will know the difference.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dream Guitar

    By Hobbes

    from Wrightwood, CA

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    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've waited a lot of years to purchase my dream guitar-this is it. The craftsmanship is flawless, the sound is amazing, and the F1 pickup system is all that they claim it to be. It is NOT difficult to use. Although there are only two knobs/buttons, it is very intuitive. Martin supplied a dvd with mine that shows you how to use the sound system that takes all of about five minutes to learn to use.This guitar sounds amazing, and as with all quality guitars, will only sound better with time. I am completely happy with this guitar; it will be a life long friend.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING

    By RedDirtMan

    from SE Oklahoma

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is simply amazing. The only thing that is a little discouraging is the daunting task of figuring out the Pickup controls, but they provide a book that explains all that.The guitar is simply amazing. It is the best acoustic electric that I have ever played, and it sounds amazing plugged up. Pick this thing up if at all possible. Sure, the price may be a little steep, but you will not be disappointed.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic

    By jrockson

    from Louisiana

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have played professionally for almost 30 years and have played many fine guitars. My wife bought me this GPCPA1 for my 50th birthday and I am blown away with the beautiful sound plugged or unplugged. The electronics are second to none. The action is incredible and plus its an absolute gorgeous instrument.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best guitar ever

    By ChrisB

    from Virgina Beach VA

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series GPCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've never played a more perfect guitar. I've never written a review before, but this guitar inspires obsession. the sound that comes out of this guitar is unrivaled. It's appointments are gorgeous without being over the top. I have owned 2 martins, and I'm a big fan of them, and I've played a lot of them over the years, and I have never encountered a guitar this perfect. I will dream about it until I own it.

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