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Versatility at your fingertips...
A bold, rich, distinctive sound. And, it's a sound that just keeps giving. Thanks to solid, hand-picked tonewoods, this is an instrument that will stay with you for a lifetime. This Martin GPC-11E has a solid sitka spruce and sapele construction. These stunning pieces of timber were carefully selected by Martin's resident tonewood expert, with over 25 years of experience - tonewoods at the pinnacle of quality.
So be assured, your tone is rich with renowned Martin quality. You can expect an incredibly dynamic tone with a strong, clear, crisp character, and superb articulation. Sitka spruce is an unmatched tonewood for versatility. You can play almost anything, and it responds to you, and your individuality perfectly. Married to the GPC-11E's dynamic top are sapele back and sides. Bringing the desired amount of balance to your tone while producing a familiar warmth with a subtle hint of brightness, and top-end shimmer. Perform with freedom.
The grandest of performances - GPC
Versatile and unique. Martin's GPC (grand performance cutaway) is aptly named, and truly perfect for performance. It's the ultimate instrument for combining comfort with that richly renowned Martin sound. Made for passionate performers and singer songwriters, it was born to be under the stage light. With playability you won't forget, and a sound you won't find elsewhere - it can only be the GPC.
GPC guitars are renowned for their versatility, and the GPC-11E is no exception. Explore a big, rich, acoustic voice with the dynamics and balance needed to play through almost anything you desire. Superbly responsive, it reacts to you and your individual style beautifully. You can strum, or delicately pick, play with freedom, and find your persona with the GPC-11E. It won't let you down. And, with a smooth Venetian cutaway, you're never have to worry about restriction. Roam the fingerboard with complete freedom, comfort, and ease.
Unmistakable Martin feel
For 183 years, Martin have been at the forefront of guitar innovation, and premier craftsmanship. Bringing you some of the best acoustic guitars possible. Martin's iconic tone is world renowned, and their playability has become an important characteristic that puts Martin guitars in a league of their own. And, with their revolutionary Plek process, Martin guitars truly maintain their undeniably majestic tone.
Precision for the ultimate feel and tone. This special Plek process involves a computer controlled device that scans and dresses the guitar under actual playing conditions. It's strung, and tuned to pitch for precise string tension emulation. An incredible process that's been a major breakthrough over the last decade. This is because the machine's meticulous attention to detail identifies exactly what needs to be done to bring you perfect fretwork. It's an innovative machine that brings you flawless results. Experience premium quality with an unmistakable tone and feel.
Take your persona to the stage. It's time to explore a premium instrument, without the premium price tag. With a rich-sounding, undeniably high-quality instrument like the GPC-11E, it would be a crime to not plug-in. So, for the passionate performers, session musicians, and singer/songwriters, this Road Series Electro Acoustic comes equipped with a responsive Fishman MX-T.
Fishman are known for making live performance, everything it should be. So, it's time to explore a goose-bump-inducing tone that's perfect for your next show, recording, and tours. The GPC-11E's Fishman pickup captures all the magic of your instrument. Giving you a rich, natural, and incredibly dynamic sound for live performance. And, you'll always be in perfect pitch thanks to a soundhole mounted tuner.
- Model Name: Martin GPC-11E Road Series Electro Acoustic
- Model Number: GPC11E
- Construction: Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
- Body Size: Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Back Material: Sapele
- Sides Material: Sapele
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Back Finish: Satin
- Sides Finish: Satin
- Top Colour: Clear
- Back Colour: Cherry
- Sides Colour: Cherry
- Rosette: Mother-of-Pearl Pattern w/Multi-Stripe
- Brace Pattern: X-Brace
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 0.3125" w/0.25" Tone Bars
- Binding: Black
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Performing Artist
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Neck Finish: Hand Rubbed
- Pleked: Yes
- Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Neck Joint: 14th Fret
- No. of Frets: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.75"
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2.125"
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother-of-Pearl Pattern
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots - 28 Style Pattern
- Side Dots: White
Hardware and Electronics
- Electronics: Fishman MX-T
- Nut Material: White Corian
- Headstock Shape: Solid w/Standard Taper
- Headplate Material: HPL
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink
- Heelcap: White
- Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop-In Saddle
- String Spacing: 2.15625"
- Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
- Knob: Small
- Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
- Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Recommended Strings: Lifespan 2.0 Authentic Acoustic MA540 Phosphor Light
- Case: Soft Shell
- Label: Paper Label