GPCPA5 Review: An Acoustic-Electric Guitar that Upholds the Martin Tradition

This GPCPA5 review had a good look at this Martin guitar that would turn anyone into an instant fan. Every person defines perfection differently, but only a few minutes playing this lovely Grand Performance guitar would convince you. Like other Martin instruments, this acoustic-electric guitar is intelligently created.

The soundboard features a solid Sitka Spruce with Martin’s scalloped X-bracing. The back and sides are made from Mahogany Wood Pattern HPL (high pressure laminate) that has a textured finish. The GPCPA5 shows off the body style of the Martin Grand performance; a little smaller body resembling the dreadnought form of the DCPA4 model, but has that distinguishing big dreadnought tones.

One of the best discoveries of this GPCPA5 review is that your fretting would feel comfortable with the slim taper neck with traditional dot inlays, and Black Richlite fretboard. Its body design has a single cutaway, which allows for prolonged range in your playing if you need those higher register notes. The narrow-waisted Grand Performance body style resounds smooth, rich tone and sweet highs, pleasant midrange, and deep bass.

Another feature of this GPCPA5 review is the Fishman F1 Analog system. A Sonicore undersaddle transducer that has convenient side mounted tone and volume controls as well as an on-board chromatic tuner are all part of the preamp system. They perfectly amplify the sonic goodness of the Martin GPCPA5.

Martin’s Performing Artist Charm

The narrow waist of the “Performing Artist” series body style is partly responsible for the stunning projection and clarity of the Martin GPCPA5. You will also find that it is quite easy to play because of its body style. You would immediately feel at ease because of the buttery fretboard and profile mahogany neck of this series. This GPCPA5 review finds that the bridge and fretboard use Black Richlite as the perfect substitute for the rare ebony. No doubt this guitar is a stunner; from the look of its pickguard to its distinctive dot markers, understated elegance is evident all throughout. This guitar is created for performers, but it is also something that your whole family will treasure for years to come.

Fishman F1 Analog Electronics System

The Martin GPCPA5 is furnished with the Fishman F1 Analog electronics system, taking the acoustic-electric sound to its fundamental elements. Along with volume and tone control, this pickup/preamp system has a tuner and an advanced phase control to improve the bass sound at soft volumes as well as control feedback at high volumes. This technology is quite simple, yet so effective. Because of the tonewood variety, the output is clear amplified sound. The Martin GPCPA5 is a pleasant-sounding instrument that you can play for any kind of music.

The Martin Tradition

Any other GPCPA5 review would notice that Martin embraces the past, and the same time, looking forward to what is yet to come. It is a tightrope feat, but as always, Martin is able to carry it out. This is the reason they are a consistent frontrunner in acoustic guitar manufacturing, instilling their instruments with different resources, technologies, and building strategies while creating fine products that age gracefully to turn into a remarkably playable and coveted treasures.