Martin GPC-18CE Grand Performance A/E Guitar, Sunburst Finish
Martin GPC-18E - Sunburst with Fishman Aura VT Enhance Electronics
6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Hardwood Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Sunburst
Stellar Acoustic-electric from Martin
The Martin GPC-18E acoustic-electric cutaway guitar offers you the comfort and tone of a Grand Performance with stellar, natural live sound. With a tone-rich, classic combination of solid Sitka spruce on top and solid mahogany for the back and sides, along with a smooth ebony fretboard, the GPC-18E projects a deliciously balanced sound that is perfect for strumming or fingerpicking. And the onboard Fishman Aura VT Enhance pickup system delivers stellar amplified tone without diluting the natural, woody warmth of the guitar's natural acoustic sound. Acoustic players adore the Martin GPC-18E for its incredible playability and gorgeous acoustic tone.
Comfortable Grand Performance body style
The forward, balanced tone of the GPC-18E comes from its Grand Performance body style. This body style provides excellent projection and focus with a warmth that doesn't boom in the low end or harsh out in the higher range. This sound is popular for both fingerstyle nuance and full-chord strumming. The Grand Performance size gives you more lows than 000 models but is still supremely comfortable during marathon gigs.
Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics offer excellent amplified sound
Fishman continues to be a leader in acoustic amplification just as Martin is in guitar manufacturing. The Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics system gives the GPC-18E a natural and expressive voice when performing live through an amp or PA system. And it features noise-canceling technology to eliminate "honky" or "boxy" sonic results, keeping your tone clean and pleasant.
Timeless combination of mahogany and spruce
Classic Martin guitars like this GPC-18E have used solid spruce tops and solid mahogany backs and sides to create a warm, midrange-focused tone that is popular for accompanying the human voice without being too powerful in any frequency. Chosen as much for its clean look as it is for its tone, Sitka spruce has a wide tonal range with excellent projection and top-end detail. And these solid woods on your GPC-18E will age gracefully, enhancing harmonics and having a greater tonal balance.
Martin GPC-18E Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Cutaway acoustic-electric guitar with built-in Fishman Aura VT Enhance
- Solid spruce and mahogany produce gorgeous, balanced tone
- Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics capture your true acoustic tone
- Single cutaway offers easy access to the higher frets
- Ebony fretboard is smooth and enhances the guitar's clarity
- String Type - Steel
- Number of Strings - 6
- Body Shape - Grand Performance
- Left-/Right-handed - Right-handed
- Color - Sunburst
- Finish - Gloss
- Top Wood - Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood - Mahogany
- Body Bracing - Scalloped Forward Shifted X-bracing
- Binding - Faux Tortoise
- Neck Wood - Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape - Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
- Radius - 16"
- Fingerboard Material - Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay - Abalone Old Style 18
- Number of Frets - 20
- Scale Length - 25.4"
- Tuning Machines - Nickel Open Gear
- Bridge Material - Ebony
- Nut/Saddle Material - Bone/Tusq
- Nut Width - 1.75"
- Electronics - Fishman Aura VT Enhance
- Strings - SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light
- Case Included - Hardshell Case