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Martin Performing Artist GPCPA4SH Acoustic Electric guitar with case shaded


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A Special Look for This Stage-ready Martin!

The Martin GPCPA4 Shaded acoustic-electric guitar takes Martin's beloved Grand Performance guitar and adds a gorgeous shaded finish that turned many heads when it first arrived at Sweetwater. Like so many classic Martins from years past, the Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded is crafted using nothing but the finest tonewoods, with solid Sitka spruce for the top and sapele making up the back and sides. Add to this a satin-finished neck, modern electronics, a unique neck carve, and a convenient cutaway, and you've got a guitar that's downright inspiring to play. Grab a Martin Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded and hit the stage!

Martin GPCPA Shaded Performing Artist Series Acoustic/Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Classic tonewood combination for big sound
  • Modern electronics for the modern performer
  • Comfortable and great-playing neck

Classic tonewood combination for big sound

For such an affordable guitar, the Martin Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded spares no expense on its tonewoods. You'll love the crisp sound of the GPCPA Shaded's solid sapele back and sides, and they look fantastic. What's more, the GPCPA Shaded is topped with solid Sitka spruce, adding rich and mellow overtones. When you imagine what an acoustic guitar is supposed to sound like, this is it!

Modern electronics for the modern performer

Martin takes the acoustic-electric guitar on an evolutionary journey, equipping these instruments with the Fishman F1 Analog electronics system. Far more than a simple pickup system, the discreetly mounted F1 Analog system offers a convenient onboard tuner as well as volume and tone controls to help take charge of your sound. This is the Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded, a well-balanced instrument that's great for any style of music.

Comfortable and great-playing neck

Whether you need to survive long recording sessions or plan to play out late into the night, you'll be glad you got a Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded acoustic guitar. The GPCPA Shaded features one of Martin's amazing Performing Artist series necks, whose slimmer profile is easy on your hand, allowing you to play those extended sessions in comfort. You'll love the feel of the smooth satin neck finish.

Martin GPCPA Shaded Performing Artist Series Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Acoustic guitar designed for today's modern performers
  • Warm shaded finish for a vintage look
  • Sitka spruce and sapele tonewoods combine for great response and sound
  • Fishman F1 Analog electronics for worry free plugged-in performance
  • Comfortable artist profile neck

Martin puts a new spin on their classic guitars with the Performing Artist GPCPA Shaded!

Tech Specs

String TypeSteel
Number of Strings6
Body Style/ShapeGrand Performance, 14-fret Cutaway
ColorNatural, Shaded
FinishPolish Gloss with 17 Style Shading
Top WoodSolid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides WoodSolid Sapele
Body BracingHybrid X Scalloped
Neck WoodSelect Hardwood
Fingerboard MaterialBlack Richlite
Fingerboard InlayOffset Dots, White ABS
BindingBlack Boltaron
Neck ShapePerforming Artist Profile
Number of Frets20
Scale Length25.4"
Tuning MachinesChrome Enclosed with Large Buttons
Bridge MaterialBlack Richlite
Nut/Saddle MaterialWhite Corian
Nut Width1.75"
Body Length19.75"
Body Width15.75"
Body Depth4.5"
Overall Length40.375"
ElectronicsFishman F1 Analog
StringsMartin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze
Case IncludedYes