The Martin Performing Artist Series sets a new standard in acoustic/electric guitars, for great acoustic tone, great electronics, great playability, and great looks. Each comes with the great Martin/Fishman AURA electronics and a Martin hardshell case.
Martin Performing Artist Acoustic Guitar Tone
Each Performing Artist Series Guitar is built to Martin’s highest standards of craftsmanship. All of the richness of tone that has made Martin the standard by which all other guitars are judged is in the Performing Artist Series. All solid tone wood are used in construction and traditional Martin bracing lets the Performing Artist guitars resonate like no others.
Performing Artist Playability
Each Martin Performing Artist Guitar features a comfortable slim tapered neck that makes it equally easy to play at the down near the headstock as it is to play up at the cutaway. The cutaway lets you reach beyond the twelfth fret.
Martin Performing Artist Electronics
Performing Artist Series Guitars feature the newly designed Fishman® F1 Aura™ onboard electronics. Clear, powerful, and simple to use, this new Fishman system is the best way to amplify the pure, rich Martin Guitar tone.
With only two low-profile knobs and a single LED display, F1 Aura offers all this: digital chromatic tuner, volume and blend controls, independent 3-band EQ for both pickup and image signals, compressor, phase control and an automatic anti-feedback filter with up to three notches. The genius of the F1 Aura is its ability to replicate the sound of nine different world-class studio microphones. Here, Fishman engineers have captured the distinctive audio "image" that these high-quality microphones "hear" and allow you to blend it in with the legendary Martin® Gold Plus under-saddle pickup.
Get your Martin Guitar at Sam Ash Direct
Sam Ash Direct is the best place to get your Martin Performing Artist guitar. We’ve been an authorized Martin dealer longer than most others have been in business. When you buy your Martin Performing Artist Guitar from Sam Ash, you’ll get the Martin hardshell case and the Martin limited lifetime warranty. You’ll also get FREE shipping, live telephone support, and our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.