Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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4.5

(31 reviews)

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The CF Martin GPCPA5 Acoustic Electric Guitar boasts a solid Sitka Spruce soundboard with Martin’s “X” scalloped bracing. The back and sides are constructed from Mahogany Wood Pattern High Pressure Laminate with a Textured Finish. The GPCPA5 sports the Martin Grand Performance body style; a slightly smaller body that is similar to the dreadnought shape of the DCPA4 model, yet delivers that characteristic big dreadnought tone.

The slim taper neck with a Black Richlite fingerboard and traditional dot inlays will feel comfortable in your fretting hand. The GCPA5 sports a single cutaway body design that allows for extended range in your lead playing when you need to access those upper register notes.

The CF Martin GCPA5 also features the easy to operate Fishman F1 Analog electronics system. Pickup system includes Sonicore under-saddle transducer with convenient side mounted volume and tone controls and on-board chromatic tuner. Hardware includes a set of Chrome sealed tuners with large buttons. Case not included.

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MartinGPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great tone (6)
  • Easy to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (8)
  • Practice (6)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Live (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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5.0

Elegant and Classy

By 

from Lombard, IL

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to play
  • Looks Awesome

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Live

    Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is classy. Pick it or use your fingers for a more refined sound and this thing greets you with great tones. Plug it in and it sits great in the mix. The Build quality is excellent. This is not your Daddy's old Martin this is something new and exciting from my favorite guitar maker in PA. "This is a real hands on product review from Dominic @ Sam Ash Lombard"

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Famous Martin Sound at Affordable Price

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Crystal Clear Pickups
    • Rich warm sound
    • Scalloped Bracing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Recording
      • Live Performances

      Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Excellent guitar for gigging or recording. Hot pickups for going direct and avoiding feedback. Famous Martin sound at affordable price. I am a Sam Ash reviewer.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Pure Martin tone.

      By 

      from Paramus Nj,

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great electronics
      • Great tone
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigs
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Song writing

        Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        The electronics on this guitar is great for recording and playing live gigs. The solid Sitka Spruce top soundboard and martin's own X bracing adds to the beautiful tone of this instrument. The single cutaway body design makes this guitar a dream to play. You do get a lot of guitar at this price point.

        This is a real hand-on product review from Odria @ Sam Ash Paramus.

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        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Perfect for Live Gigs

        By 

        from King of Prussia PA

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live performance
          • Recording

          Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great for Open mics. Leave the expensive all solid woods@ home and use this for your travelling gig guitar

          Staff Reviewer @ Sam Ash

           
          5.0

          Killer Grand Auditorium

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                This is really a pro instrument for not a lot of money. It plays great, and I like the mat finish on these. Try all your finger picking licks and songs on it. It's really best for that kind of stuff.

                This is a real hands-on product review from Rock'n Dave @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

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                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great Mid Range Guitar

                By 

                from Edison, NJ

                Pros

                • Quality
                • Sounds

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  The lastest Martin series has definitely improved a lot from previous models. The new electronics are easier than ever and add so much sound to the guitar.

                  This is a real hands-on product review from Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Inexpensive Martin+Martin Quality=VALUE!

                  By 

                  from New Haven, CT

                  Staff Reviewer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar is low in price but certainly not low in quality. If you're looking for your first Martin or one to compliment your collection this guitar is for you...Highly suggested! This is a real hands on review from Big Jim at Sam Ash New Haven.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        4.0

                        Durable Acoustic-Electric Martin Guitar

                        By 

                        from Paramus, NJ

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Body Shape
                        • Reliable Electronics
                        • Traditional Look
                        • Warm Rich Dark Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home Practice
                          • Camping
                          • Live gigs
                          • Music Videos

                          Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          This Martin Guitar sounds great and won't break your budget. It has that signature warm rich Martin sound even though it does have a smaller body shape than some of the other Martin guitars. Its comfortable body shape makes it ideal for any guitar player. The cutaway design allows you to play solos with ease. The tone is rich and warm and has that traditional Martin sound. This guitar is great for beginners or gigging musicians with its durable build and great on board electronics. All around a solid guitar for a student learning at home or a gigging musician looking for a reliable acoustic-electric guitar.
                          This is a real hands-on product review from Liz Jett @ Sam Ash Paramus.

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                          5.0

                          Quality at a GREAT PRICE!

                          By 

                          from Paramus

                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfort Neck
                          • Durable
                          • Great tone
                          • Playability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gig
                            • RECORD
                            • Songwriting

                            Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            This Guitar sounds as good as it looks! This is my favorite martin under $1000, and you get a lot more guitar than you pay for! Super high-quality build, and a super clear and clean sound. The necks on this guy is a dream as well.

                            I'm a Staff Reviewer at Sam Ash

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                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Great sound and price

                            By 

                            from Cincinnati, OH

                            Pros

                            • Slim neck
                            • Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practice
                              • Stage

                              Comments about Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              Like all Martins I've played, I love the warm tone. I especially love the compact feel to this guitar from the smaller body to the slim neck. Also, the Fishman F1 system is very user friendly. The playability of this guitar vs the affordable price makes this a great choice for gigging musicians.
                              This is a real hands-on review from Billy @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

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                              The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. Product must be registered within 30 days to qualify for warranty.

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