For over 180 years, Martin have been designing and building high caliber guitars for the masses and now bring you the GPCA4 Rosewood Acoustic Guitar from the Grand Performance series. The GPCA4 has the capacity to take your sound up a notch and is a the cream of the crop for performing guitarists. Martin have used a fine blend of tonewoods to provide the GPCA4 with the best possible acoustic timbre.
GRAND PERFORMANCE CUTAWAY
New to this series is the Martin Grand Performance body profile which the GPCA4 has combined with a single Venetian cutaway. The Grand Performance body has similarities to a jumbo style guitar, particularly the large lower-bout dimensions combined with the narrow waist. This body profile has a larger sound chamber which projects with plenty of volume whether plugged in or played naturally.
The grand performance GPCA4 has a solid sitka spruce top which combines beautifully with the shape of the body to generate a well-articulated sound with a dynamic tonal range. Martin have various bracing techniques used for different reasons, and the GPCA4 is given Hybrid "X" Scalloped bracing which consolidates scalloped bracing with A-frame technology. This relieves the guitar of some its extra mass but also reinforces the body top at the same time, thus the guitar is able to vibrate freely while also being robust enough to endure hours of play.
East Indian rosewood makes up the back and sides of the Martin GPCA4 due to its ability to generate a versatile range of rich, warm tones; plus, rosewood forms a perfect partnership with sitka spruce that provides this guitar with a classic Martin sound that suits the stage or your living room.
PERFORMING ARTIST NECK
Securely joined to the body by the dovetail joint is a select hardwood neck, and it is one of the most prominent features of the GPCA4. The shape is much slimmer thanks to its Performing Artist profile, promoting faster playability up and down the neck. The neck tapers more slightly at the 12th fret, so incorporated with the venetian cutaway in the body this allows for a much easier reach to those upper frets.
Aboard the select hardwood neck is a black richlite fingerboard with a total of 20 frets, 14 of which are open, so acoustic solos are made more readily available especially with the Performing Artist neck profile and cutaway body. Style 28 White Corian dot position inlays embellish the neck to guide you along the frets with confidence.
FISHMAN F1 ANALOG ELECTRONICS
Martin have fitted Fishman F1 Analog electronics to the GPCA4 guitar making it instantly ready for the stage. It features two controls, one for tone and the other for volume, just plug in using a ¼ inch instrument cable and you’re ready to play through an amplifier. The F1 also includes a built-in tuner which has an easy-to-read light up display so you can retune your guitar with minimal effort on stage. The F1 Analog battery can last up to 185 hours of continuous use, and a low battery LED indicator will show you when you need to recharge.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
Chrome enclosed tuning machines with large buttons are fitted to the headstock to maintain and uphold tuning accuracy. The Performing Artist belly bridge forms a strong connection between the strings and the guitar body which means you can play for hours on end both on and off the stage with confidence.
The GPCA4 has a slick finish thanks to the two ring rosette decorating the soundhole and the tortoise pickguard which also protects the soundboard from dirt and scratches.
The Martin GPCA4 Rosewood Electro Acoustic Guitar is built using tried and tested methods that have produced such great quality Martin instruments in the past, though the GPCA4 is made with live performance as the product’s main focus. To further protect your brand new guitar whether on the road or in safe storage, Martin have supplied a hardshell guitar case to go with the GPCA4. The GPCA4 is immediately ready for playing live from the moment you take it out of the box. Offering plenty of volume and sustain, it projects a stunning, full-bodied acoustic timbre that will be sure to seduce your audience.
Manufacturer Martin Model GPCA4 Rosewood Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Grand Performance Cutaway Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce Back and Side Material East Indian Rosewood Neck Material Select Hardwood Fingerboard Material Black Richlite Position Inlays Style 28 White Corian Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Tortoise Electronics Fishman F1 Analog Finish Natural
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