Slimmer profiled body with balanced, all-sapele tone and Fishman electronics.
Martin’s Road Series line of guitars features a blend of the legendary Martin tone with solid-wood construction and lightning-fast playability. The Martin Custom GPRS1 Grand Performance acoustic-electric guitar was designed for the player that is searching for incredible tone and playability at an affordable price.
Its all solid-wood construction produces a tone that will rival some of the most expensive guitars made today. The body is made of sapele, a cousin of mahogany, known for its balanced tone and striking appearance. The GPRS1’s solid-wood construction has plenty of tone and sustain that will improve as the guitar begins to age. Unlike laminate or layered woods that are stiff and lack bottom end and resonance, this solid-wood instrument has a punchy bottom end and lots of sustain.
Martin’s Grand Performance body is a little deeper than your typical 000 or OM guitar. Its sleek design of added depth and a tight waist yields a loud, punchy tone that is balanced across the entire musical spectrum. The combination of body and sapele tonewood creates a sound that is extremely expressive and dynamic. It will have all the power of a dreadnought, blended with all the clarity and brilliance of a smaller, auditorium-sized guitar.
Playability is a must for many of today’s musical styles, and Martin has you covered. The GPRS1 has one of the most comfortable necks on the market. The slimmer profile and taper lets you glide across the neck with ease. You will be able to make a smooth transition from your electric guitar to this acoustic. And as an added bonus, the custom GPRS1 has a precision setup by one of Martin’s Plek machines. As one of the last steps in final setup process, Martin uses the Plek machine to give you the ultimate guitar setup. If you were to have a technician Plek one of your guitars, it would cost you anywhere from $250-$400. Martin includes this bonus on every Road Series guitar for free. If you’re a fingerstyle player, professional, novice, or singer songwriter, you are going to love the way this guitar sounds and plays.
The Martin Custom GPRS1 comes complete with Fishman Sonitone electronics. This compact, easy-to-use electronics package lets you plug in and play. There’s no need for you to spend hours getting a great guitar sound. Just plug in, and you’re ready to go. For easy access, the volume and tone controls are positioned directly in the soundhole of the guitar. This gives you the ability to make changes to your tone in real time.
The Martin Custom GPRS1 Grand Performance Acoustic Electric guitar is everything you have dreamed about in an acoustic. Get that great legendary Martin tone, at a price that will be sure to make you smile.
Hardshell case included.
Body type: Grand Performance
Top wood: Sapele
Back & sides: Sapele
Bracing pattern: Hybrid A-Frame X-Frame
Body finish: Satin
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Performing Artist Profile
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25.4 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: No
Headstock overlay: HPL Indian Rosewood
Tuning machines: Chrome
Saddle & nut: Tusq/Corian
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: None
Case: Hardshell Case
Country of origin: Mexico
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