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Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar combines that world-famous Martin sound with the contemporary playabili...Click To Read More About This Product

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As the name suggest, this one is built to perform with a sweet tonewod mix and Fishman electronics.

The Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar combines that world-famous Martin sound with the contemporary playability of an electric guitar. Its unique body design blends a tight waist with a deep body. The end result is a tone that is well-defined, plus a massive amount of power and projection. Its solid Sitka spruce top is braced perfectly to give you a rich, full-bodied tone that is versatile enough for any musical situation. The body is rounded out with forest-friendly rosewood HPL back and sides to give you an attractive visual look.

The X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a very playable laminate birch neck, with a Performing Artist neck taper. This precision-cut neck has a fast FSC Certified Richlite fingerboard, and a 1-3⁄4 in. nut width, to give you the right amount of spacing between the strings. This guitar was crafted to be a "players dream," to give you easy access across the entire fingerboard.

Looking for electronics? The Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes complete with an onboard Fishman Sonitone preamp. This soundhole-mounted-preamp features easy-to-use rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole for easy access while you are performing. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a studio-quality sound right out of the box.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Grand Performance
  • Cutaway: Single-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Richlite FSC Certified
  • Neck wood: Birch Laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge: Richlite FSC Certified
  • Saddle & nut: White Coriian, Compensated white tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately 
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

Become part of the Martin family with this high-quality acoustic-electric today!

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MartinX Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Stays in tune (10)
  • Consistent (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Boom for the Buck!

I had 3 guitars to choose from Taylor 1 Series, Breedlove Concert and Martin GPCPA5. In the end I wound up with Martin because of the bottom end boom it had over the other...Read complete review

I had 3 guitars to choose from Taylor 1 Series, Breedlove Concert and Martin GPCPA5. In the end I wound up with Martin because of the bottom end boom it had over the other two guitars. The Taylor was too bright, Breedlove was awesome but a bit too dark (Mahogany) where as this guitar checked all my boxes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Better get some glue for it. FGS use your money wisely!

Yea get some glue when you buy it so you can glue it back together. The top will pop off the plastic sides if you accidental bump it on the ground ...mine is...Read complete review

Yea get some glue when you buy it so you can glue it back together. The top will pop off the plastic sides if you accidental bump it on the ground ...mine is held together with tape. Honestly save your money and get a guitar with real wood tone that will last a good long time. This guitar will become useless in a few years and its not exactly cheap.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Boom for the Buck!

By jpjr50

from Palm Beach, Florida

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 Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I had 3 guitars to choose from Taylor 1 Series, Breedlove Concert and Martin GPCPA5. In the end I wound up with Martin because of the bottom end boom it had over the other two guitars. The Taylor was too bright, Breedlove was awesome but a bit too dark (Mahogany) where as this guitar checked all my boxes.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Reasonable price & Best Sounding and Playing Experience Ever

    By Bruce

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slightly short plug doesn't turn on preamp

    Best Uses

    • Coffee House/Wine Bar GIGs and open mic
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have a number of Guitars, Taylor DN-3 with Lyric Pick-up, Tak12 String, Peavey GW-3, TakGN93CE-NAT, and none of these sound nor play as well as the Martin. I have always liked Taylor the best, but the Martin overshadowed the Taylor the first time I played it. Now I cannot put it down. I go back to the others to try, with new strings, new set up, but I always end up with the Martin in my hands. For the price nothing else comes close.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Martin Custom 2016 GPCPA5 rosewood hpl

    By musician

    from Cairo GA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • School Bands

      Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I ordered a Taylor 110 ce, which was a great guitar, but sent it back. The Martin had a stronger sound, a better and perfect set up, and has a stronger fuller sound. The neck is far better and the darker rosewood hpl looks better to me. Very pleased with this guitar. But it does not come with a gig bag like Taylors do, though it sounds and plays much better than the Taylor 110 ce.

      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Better get some glue for it. FGS use your money wisely!

      By The Man

      from Maryland

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Yea get some glue when you buy it so you can glue it back together. The top will pop off the plastic sides if you accidental bump it on the ground ...mine is held together with tape. Honestly save your money and get a guitar with real wood tone that will last a good long time. This guitar will become useless in a few years and its not exactly cheap.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I am so shocked!

          By Tommy T.

          from Santa Rosa New Mexico

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I have not had this Martin long. When I first opened the box, I was a little taken back from what I thought to be a full box. A little smaller but I picked it up, tuned it, and now I can't seem to set it down. This smaller than expected guitar produced the sound of a giant! A really good but for the Martin low in. I have a Lovebreed that I was proud of. The Martin plays itself. An awesome choice.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Custom 2015 GPCPA5 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric

            By tona

            from Cdale/SF depends on the time of th year

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            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 Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Order Date: 1/13/2016 - This Guitar Custom 2015 GPCPA5 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric, First I would like to say this is a sweet guitar, it does have the custom stamp made for musicians friend, the owners ID card was a little different when it arrived, at that point, it really didn't matter, I know how a guitar should feel, after talking with Harry @ Martin, the guitar is made of every thing that's listed for the GPCPA5, and maybe them some, just that if you search for it, your not going to find it. The guitar is solid, well constructed framing, i went through six acoustics guitars last year and I settled with the two Martins
              the playability makes the guitar a joy to play and i have a selection to choose from

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              converted ovation player

              By Cape Cod Singer

              from Hyannis ma

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Awesome pickup
              • 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 Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                This arrived yesterday and I was amazed. It plays beautifully right out of the box. Plugged or unplugged, it kicks the snot out of my ovation custom Elite (I needed to replace the elite due to its structural problems)-I've performed with nothing but Ovations since 1992 and was very skeptical about the reviews I've read. I haven't found a guitar with as "fat" a sound as an Ovation...but the Martin Gpcpa5 absolutely does not disappoint. I play country/rock/bluegrass/folk and have NO reservations whatsoever recommending thi guitar

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Totally satisfied

                By Fatdaddy

                from Ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  One big note. This guitar DOES Have a tuner on board. Description say no tuner. Bought one didn't need to but no worries always need backups.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great guitar for a good price

                  By ETARBID GENIE

                  from SOUTH DAKOTA

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    like this guitar it has different sound at first than the more it sustains the sound it gets very clear and full

                     
                    5.0

                    Quality guitar

                    By Cowboy

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      Very nice guitar with excellent tone, easy to play, good electronics. Will stay in tune even when tuned down a full step.

                       
                      5.0

                      For the price? Unbeatable Deal.

                      By VMMTN

                      from Middle Tennessee

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Martin X Series Special GPCPA5 Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Use for small studio recording for ministry / gospel / and personal.
                        Victory Ministries Middle TN

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