- Grand Performance cutaway body shape with built-in Fishman electronics
- Solid sitka spruce top with hand rubbed finish
- Hawaiian koa wood pattern HPL back and sides
- Brown stratabond neck with Performing Artist profile
- Black richlite fingerboard and bridge
- 20 frets with white ABS offset dot position inlays
- Hybrid X scalloped bracing pattern with 5/16 inch solid Sitka spruce braces
- Fishman F1 Analog electronics
One of the more affordable guitars of the Performing Artist Series, the Martin GPCPA5K Electro Acoustic Guitar is an absolute stunner; with its combination of a solid sitka spruce top and koa-patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides. An especially hard wood, solid sitka offers loudness and a bright tone, with particular focus paid to the bass and treble, and in this case sports a tasteful, hand rubbed finish. The body of the guitar being Hawaiian koa wood pattern HPL only adds to the Martin GPCPA5K's clear and precise tone, as well as offering mellowness and, of course, extra volume.
Utilising the Grand Performance body shape, the Martin GPCPA5K Electro Acoustic Guitar is larger than its dreadnought brother, the DCPA5K, bordering on jumbo territory. With the extra size comes the extra volume and projection and you also have a cutaway to easily get up the neck. The top is reinforced with a hybrid ''X'' scalloped bracing pattern utilising solid sitka spruce braces, and is finished off with an alluring Delmar tortoise colour pickguard.
The Martin GPCPA5K Electro-Acoustic's strong, high performance stratabond neck is connected to the body via a mortise/tenon joint, and is topped with a 20-fret, black richlite fingerboard with white offset ABS dot inlays. The fingerboard measures 1-3/4'' at the nut and 2-1/8'' at the twelfth fret, and rests between a white corian nut and a richlite bridge. At the end of the neck the Martin GPCPA5K Guitar's solid, square tapered headstock features a Koa Wood Pattern HPL textured finish headplate, and is equipped with chrome enclosed tuners with small buttons.
Extremely discreet the Martin GPCPA5K's Fishman F1 Analog controls lie almost flush with the guitar's body, though they are comprised of a tuner, volume, and tone. Although there are only two controls, don't be fooled, the volume also activates the tuner, while the tone knob gives you access to a phase control. There is also a low battery LED built into the preamp housing, though you can expect to get approximately 185 hours of continuous play between battery changes.