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The Martin GPC-16E Rosewood was created for the performing guitarist who wants the full-bodied sound of satin-finished East Indian rosewood paired with spruce tonewoods. The GPC-16E is a great example of Martin's meticulous standard of construction, and as is common in Martin's guitars, features scalloped, forward-shifted spruce X bracing produces a powerful, well-balanced sound with above-average note definition.
The Grand Auditorium body style is the secret sauce behind the GPC-16E's forward, balanced tone, offering excellent projection without overwhelming bass or harsh detail. With a slightly thinner body depth of 4-1/8 inches, this guitar retains Martin's identifiable power, while dialing back the boominess of low end.
If plugging in is part of your plan, this guitar is equipped with a Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2 pickup system that accurately translates the classic Martin sound while amplified, thanks to the collaboration between Martin and Fishman, spanning over three decades. This system that features Fishman's Matrix under-saddle pickup and an advanced Enhance element with soundhole-mounted controls, allows you to dial in the natural nuances of your guitar's amplified tone with ease.
With a neck carved to Martin's Modified Low Oval profile with a Performing Artist taper, the playability and comfort of the GPC-16E are important to note as well. A polished ebony fingerboard meets perfectly dressed frets (thanks to the Plek Pro machine), making for a fretboard that's as playable as it is beautiful looking.
From the hills of Pennsylvania, Martin guitars have been a driving force in acoustic guitar evolution. When you hold a Martin, you're holding a piece of music history, and the GPC-16E Rosewood is a continuation of that proud tradition.
- Body crafted from East Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce
- Constructed with Forward-Shifted X-Brace bracing pattern
- Enhanced with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics
|Top Material:||Sitka Spruce|
|Back/Sides Material:||East Indian Rosewood|
|Neck Material:||Select Hardwood|
|Body Shape:||Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway|
|Electronics:||Fishman Matrix VT Enhance|