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Fans of the Martin Road Series who are looking for a little extra in terms of looks and performance will discover sumptuous appointments and classless playability in the GPC-13E. The GPC-13E is built on the back of the GPC-11E, but features a solid spruce-on-mutenye shell, eye-catching multi-stripe rosette border, and white top and back binding to really bring the whole production together. This roadworthy acoustic-electric prominently features Martin’s comfortable Grand Performance body style, built from solid tonewoods for premium Martin projection and resonance, along with a great-playing Performing Artist cutaway neck that boasts unfettered fret access and stunning playability. Gorgeous mother-of-pearl forms the soundhole rosette and graces the fingerboard top to bottom. Onboard Fishman MX-T electronics with an auto-mute soundhole tuner, which cuts the output when engaged for discreet stage tuning, ready this guitar for prime time.
The forward, balanced tone of the GPC-13E 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.
The Martin Road Series GPC-13E uses solid tonewoods that typically aren’t found on guitars of this class. The top is Sitka spruce, a choice wood for organic, well-balanced tones. Its stiffness to weight ratio makes this wood a standard that sings with plenty of power and clarity. The back and sides are made from exotic mutenye, which helps them sound very balanced across bass, mid, and treble frequencies. It’s a recipe for vibrant tone that will last for years.
Whether you’re recording for hours or playing out late into the night, you’ll be glad you got a Martin Road Series GPC-13E. The GPC-13E features one of Martin’s outstanding Performing Artist series necks, whose slimmer profile is easy on the hand, allowing you to play those extended sessions in comfort.
An onboard Fishman MX-T pickup system gives the GPC-13E plug-and-play gigging convenience. Unique to this system is its auto-mute soundhole tuner, which spares your audience the between-song tuning rigmarole without the need to alert your soundperson.