With their on-stage focus, it's no surprise that the Martin Performing Artist series are all acoustic-electric instruments. Each one is fitted with the Fishman F1 Analog preamp and pickup system, which gives you standard volume and tone controls, as well as a phase adjustment and built-in tuner. It's an advanced system that makes it easy to dial in the perfect sound, whether you're playing a dreadnought like the DCPA5 Cutaway or a grand performer such as the GPCPA1 Plus.
There are a few instruments here that you'll want to check out if you're looking for something different from a traditional guitar. One is the Martin Performing Artist Series BCPA4 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar, which is naturally different by virtue of being a bass. It's also a great-sounding instrument that strikes the perfect balance between upright and electric tone. Another unique option to consider is the GPC12PA4 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar. With its doubled strings, this instrument has far more power than your average acoustic.
Whether you choose 6-string, 12-string or bass, the Martin Performing Artist series is always an excellent way to go. These are instruments that fire on all cylinders: easy to play, long-lasting, well-crafted and, most importantly, great-sounding. If you're ready to go onstage, these Martin guitars are ready to go up there with you.