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Martin X Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Product Price $699.0
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The X Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar is crafted from a solid Sapele top paired with Macassar patterned high-press...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-04-2018

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A grand performance model with a solid top and Fishman electronics.

The X Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar is crafted from a solid Sapele top paired with Macassar patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides, a birch laminate high performance neck and Fishman Sonitone electronics. A great guitar for studio or stage. Case sold separately.

The Martin guitar's laminate birch neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of birch under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.

The neck is fashioned with a Performing Artist neck shape and taper, 25.4 in. scale, 1-3/4 in. nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

This X Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes compete with the Fishman Sonitone. The Fishman Sonitone features a soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a great acoustic guitar sound, right out of the box.

This guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin guitar, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sapele
  • Back & sides: Macassar HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing artist
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman Sonitone
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Macassar HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Corian
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body style
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

Move up the ladder with this affordable model from Martin. Order today.

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MartinX Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For anyone on the fence, this is an awesome guitar

By Messy Jesse

from DENVER, CO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin X Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have read a bunch of reviews about the HPL material not holding up. Here's the thing.

    If you carelessly leave your guitar outside in summer and winter, slam it around and neglect its basic needs, your guitar will not hold up no matter what it's made of.

    If these things are decently cared for, then there is no reason they can't outlast wood guitars!

    People are hung up on Wood. I was too. But when I played this thing as compared to an all wood masterbuilt, the sound on this Martin was just better. No contest.

    This thing is masterfully constructed, seamless. Feels sleek and modern, but still like an old school Martin. The sound and the comfortable action put this guitar into the next level of instruments. This is an axe you can perform with and not feel like a doof for having a shotty instrument.

    Treat your guitar well and it will last forever. I'll let you know how mine is holding up in 2028!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Low Consistent Tone

    By Meaux-Jo

    from Louisiana

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin X Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Guitar sounds great and has a balanced low end tone. Does not sustain very loud unplugged, yet rings for days when plugged in. Love the string spacing for my fat fingers.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful guitar in both looks and sound!

      By Keith Farmer

      from Arkansas City, KS

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin X Series GPCX2AE Macassar Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This is an amazing guitar. I have played hundreds of different guitars from all price ranges and this Martin is some of the best quality for the price. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for amazing quality for a low price. I would definitely buy this again if I had to. I am also very satisfied with the customer service here at Musician's Friend. They are friendly, helpful, and fast. I'm definitely a Musician's Friend "lifer" now.

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