Martin GPCPA5 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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4.5

(45 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 45 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great tone (7)
  • Playability (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Easy to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (12)
    • Practice (11)
    • Live (7)
    • Gigs (5)
    • Jamming (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Fantastic Guitar

        By 

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        Verified Reviewer

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

        I absolutely love this guitar! It has fantastic playability and sounds great. The electronics are simple and very easy to use. You're getting a fantastic instrument from a very reputable manufacturer for not a lot of money. A great deal!

        I am a reviewer for Sam Ash Music, Cleveland.

         
        5.0

        great guitar

        By 

        from Cherry Hill, NJ

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

              I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music in Cherry Hill, NJ. Once again I have very few complaints about Martin guitars. I grew up solely playing dreadnoughts, but I have really grown to like the grand performance shape. They are comfortable... Enough said. I cannot say enough about the fishman electronics that comes in it and the ebony fingerboard feels absolutely spectacular. This is also an extremely maintenance friendly guitar.

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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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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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                        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
                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome Guitar!

                        By 

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great tone
                        • Playability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Live
                          • Practice
                          • Recording

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

                          This Martin guitar is great! It's affordable but still has the signature Martin feel! The back and sides are made out of beautiful Mahogany, and the pickup is a Fishman, which always provides for a great sound. You can't go wrong with this guitar!

                          This is a real, hands-on product review from Taylor at Sam Ash, Charlotte.

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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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                                  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.

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                                  • Yes

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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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