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Martin GPC-16E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Martin 16 Series GPC-16E Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Solid Sitka Gloss Top, Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Grand Performance 14-Fret Cutaway (000 Depth), Scalloped X Bracing, High Performance Neck, Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Electronics


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Introduced at Nashville NAMM 2019, the GPC-16E is an exciting addition to the redesigned 16 Series guitars. This guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides. The GPC-16E is a 14-fret Grand Performance cutaway with a thinner 000 depth. Other appointments include forward shifted X scalloped X bracing, a High Performance neck and a bold herringbone rosette. The GPC-16E comes equipped with Fishmans Matrix VT Enhance electronics. This guitar is ideal for the guitar player who plugs in or plays at home and wants the comfort of a slightly smaller guitar but with exceptional tone; a guitar with deep rich bass and bell like trebles that rosewood and spruce are known for.

Solid Sitka Spruce Top and Solid Rosewood Back and Sides
Guitars of high quality are typically built with solid wood construction; the GPC-16E offers a solid Sitka spruce top and solid East Indian back and sides. The 16 series feature rosewood which, up to this point, had be reserved for Martin's higher end guitars. Sitka spruce from the Pacific Northwest has been selected for its top and is the perfect pairing for this exquisite guitar.

Grand Performance 14-Fret Cutaway with a Thinner 000 Depth
The GPC-16E features Grand Performance Cutaway body paired with a thinner 000 depth. This is perfect combination for the player who wants the feel of a slightly smaller guitar without having to give up tone or volume. The cutaway also allows for access to the higher register of the guitar.

Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Electronics
The GPC-16E comes with Fishman's Matrix VT Enhance electronics factory installed. This includes the volume and tone controls (VT) in the upper part of the sound hole and the Enhance control (a bridgeplate transducer) in the lower part of the sound hole. The Enhance feature adds an output and sensitivity boost, perfect for those with a percussive touch. The battery box is located between the end pin and 1/4" jack so replacements do not require removal of strings.


  • Solid Sitka Gloss Top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Grand Performance 14-Fret Cutaway (000 Depth)
  • Scalloped X Bracing
  • High Performance Neck
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Electronics
  • Softshell Case Included

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Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Softshell Case

A new standard


The best guitar for all around performance and comfort. The sweet spot of cost and build quality



Best purchase I've ever made.


This guitar is absolutely amazing. Beautiful tone, great action and gorgeous to look at. This is my second Martin and I'm sold on their workmanship and quality.



Wonderful Guitar!


This is such a wonderful guitar. The sound and feel, right off the wall were terrific. I left it with the Sam Ash guitar tech. and he tweak it into perfection. Thank You Sam Ash!



Love My New Martin Guitar


First guitar I ever bought online and not from a store. Great experience!


Richmond, VA


Love my new Martin GPC-16E from Sam Ash Online


Love my new Martin GPC-16E. Beautiful sound, thin 000 profile, and melodic tones from the Rosewood solid wood back and sides. Shipping from Sam Ash Online was event free and arrived a day early. Guitar registration was very simple. The 12C630 630 Deluxe Hardshell Molded Case, which I also ordered, did not fit the GPC-16E but that was my fault. The local Sam Ash store exchanged it for a Gator Hardshell Molded Case - no questions asked. The combo is shown in the attached photo. Sam Ash is SOLID!



Great guitar, great customer service.


I'm so happy I bought this guitar. Martin comes through again. I bought a DX1 about 15 years ago (at Sam Ash) and it still sounds great for a budget priced guitar. I thought it was time to upgrade and decided on the GPC-16E. What a beautiful sounding guitar, plugged or unplugged. Looks pretty nifty too. As always the folks at Sam Ash come through with great customer service. Odria was my salesman on this purchase and Mike who I usually deal with came by to say hi and see how I was doing. Odria brought over a few more guitars to play to compare with the Martin. The Martin hands down was the one for me. The set up from the factory was a bit to be desired but a change of strings (not a fan of Martin strings) and a tweek or two and it's perfect. I highly recommend this guitar.



reason to buy


i purchased this guitar for my sons 19 birthday and all i can say was wow. when my son garbed the guitar he thought he was holding the holly grail of guitars. the craftsmanship that went to the construction was amazing. the appearance is great but best of all the sound was angelic.



I would absolutely buy this again!


When I got the guitar, it was so light, I thought it couldn't possibly be nice. I convinced myself it was going to be returned. When I got it home, I got it tuned up, and started playing. I just sat back and laughed as it absolutely sang to me. The rich tones that came out were spectacular, and when I plugged it in, it was even better. I have always been a Taylor guy, but Martin really lived up to their name on this one. Amazing instrument!



Amazing buy!


This is an amazing guitar. The solid wood construction and precision create a wonderful range in tone. Sounds more expensive. The service was great. Shipment was free. Love this Martin plugged or unplugged. Like doing business with Sam Ash.



Yes... it's a winner.


This is an excellent instrument. It has beautiful tone with outstanding resonance and projection. Also, with it's 000 Depth, cut-a-way body and tapered neck, it's comfortable to hold and easy to play. The tuning machines are excellent, they hold tune well (and they look really cool). The craftsmanship is top notch, as you would expect from Martin, and it's a great looking guitar, as well. My other Martin is a D-35, which is twice the price of this one. So I was a little hesitant about buying this, thinking I might be disappointed. I'm not the least bit disappointed. I love this guitar every bit as much as my D-35.



GPC-16E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Body Size/Shape Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway
Body Wood Solid Rosewood
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing Scalloped Forward Shifted X
Cutaway Yes
Top/Body Finish Gloss Top/Satin Back & Sides
Neck Type Simple Dovetail Joint
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 25.4"
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Ebony Modern Belly
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated White Tusq Saddle
Tuning Machines Nickel Open Gear
Electronics Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance™
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Softshell Case
Series 16 Series
Model GPC-16E
Warranty Info:

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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