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The Martin GPCE Inception is a new addition to Martin's ever-evolving arsenal of player-centric guitars, boasting features that make it a visually stunning instrument that plays as nicely as it looks.
The body of this guitar is constructed from European spruce, a dense and lightweight wood that excels at conducting vibrations. The strength-to-weight ratio of spruce allows for the free resonance of the guitar, producing clear and defined notes, complemented by 3-piece maple back and maple sides. As the spruce top vibrates, it efficiently transfers energy to the guitar's body, furthered by its Skeletonized bracing, a Martin innovation which is scalloped more deeply than normal to provide even further resonance to this instrument. The neck of the GPCE is cut from Black Walnut, and features a fingerboard also crafted from black walnut which is slightly less dense than rosewood. The fingerboard offers a total of 20 frets and a scale length of 25.4 inches.
A standout feature of this guitar is its incorporation of the LR Baggs Anthem Tru-Mic system. This system revolves around a super lightweight microphone strategically placed inside the guitar's body, capturing vibrations effectively. The Anthem system includes the Baggs Element, an undersaddle transducer that complements the Tru-Mic, delivering a powerful one-two punch microphonic quality that enhances bass response and detail. The onboard system features volume and blend controls, a phase switch, and a battery indicator discreetly located just inside the bass side of the soundhole, making sure not to impede on the aesthetic of the guitar. The Anthem also incorporates noise-canceling technology to help eliminate feedback.
With a stunning Amber Fade Sunburst color, a silky-smooth satin finish on both the neck and body allows the GPCE to offer a playing experience with minimal resistance to the fretting hand's movements. Gold open gear tuning machines, black walnut bridge, and a tortoise pickguard make this guitar pop visually, and it comes with an included molded hardshell case.
Most new Martin Guitars ship with the original endpin not installed, if you'd like us to install one for you before shipping, please let us know and we'd be happy to.
- European Spruce Top, Maple Sides, 3-piece Maple/Black Walnut Back
- Black Walnut Neck and Fingerboard
- Onboard LR Baggs Anthem Electronics System
- Satin Finish Neck and Body
- 20 Frets with 25.4" Scale Length
- Gold Open Gear Tuning Machines
- Amber Fade Sunburst Finish
- Molded Hardshell Case Included
|3-Piece Maple with Black Walnut Back, Maple Sides
|Maple Arrow/Hex Design
|Gold Open Gear
|Skeletonized X Brace, Scalloped
|LR Baggs Anthem
|Satin, Amber Fade Sunburst
|Compensated White Tusq