Martin GPC-13E Ziricote Grand Performance Electro Acoustic
Overview by GAK
The Martin GPC-13E is a player’s guitar, with a 14th-fret cutaway that lends itself well to expressive playing in the higher register. It’s a great option for electric-oriented guitarists that are looking to transition into acoustic playing as well as those looking for a straight-up quality acoustic at an attractive price. If it says Martin on the headstock, you can’t go wrong!
At the foundation of the Martin GPC-13E’s alluring looks and sound is its back and sides, which are crafted from a fine veneer of Ziricote - a tonewood that is highly praised for its jaw-dropping woodgrain pattern, crystalline highs and powerful low-end response. The GPC-13 E’s tone is balanced by the gorgeous Sitka Spruce top, which provides the guitar with a classic look and clear articulation.
The neck boasts a high performance taper and hand-rubbed finish, making the GPC 13E an absolute joy to play.
Whilst the Martin GPC-13E sounds top-notch unplugged, it sounds just as good plugged-in too - thanks to the Fishman MX-T electronics. This pickup can authentically reproduce the nuance and tonal character of the GPC-13E. An added bonus is the soundhole tuner, which features an auto-mute that kills the sound when engaged, allowing you to tune-up in silence during a gig.
Check out the D-13E if you prefer a guitar without a cutaway.
The GPC-13E comes highly recommended, it’s a brilliant all-round electro acoustic guitar with sophisticated electronics, effortless playability and a killer tone.
Overview by Martin
The 14-fret cutaway on this Grand Performance model is striking, but it’s the back and sides that really grab your attention. They’re made from a fine veneer of ziricote—a tonewood with a deeply layered grain that has a mesmerising mix of light tones and dark veins and a majestic, cathedral-like look. Beyond its stunning appearance, this professional-grade guitar is equipped with Fishman® MX-T electronics and a soundhole tuner that auto mutes the output so your audience won’t know when you’re tuning. Yet the best part might be a price that’s every bit as attractive as the guitar.
- Series: Road Series
- Edition Size: Open
- Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
- Body Size: Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway Sitka
- Top Material: Spruce
- Top Detail: None
- Rosette: Mother-of-Pearl Pattern with Multi-Stripe X
- Bracing Pattern: Brace
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
- Back Material: Ziricote Fine Veneer (New Option)
- Back Detail: None
- Back Purfling/Strip: None
- Side Material: Ziricote Fine Veneer (New Option)
- Side Detail: None
- Endpiece: None
- Endpiece Inlay: None
- Binding: White
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Side Inlay Material: None
- Back Inlay Material: None
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Performing Artist
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Plek: Yes
- Nut Material: White Corian
- Headstock Shape: Solid with Standard Taper
- Headplate Material: HPL
- Headplate Detail: Do Not Use
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink
- Headplate Binding Material: None
- Heelcap: White
- Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl Pattern
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: 28 Style
- Fingerboard Binding Material: None
- Side Dots: White
- Back and Side Finish: Gloss
- Back and Sides Color: None
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Top Color: Clear
- Finish Neck: Hand Rubbed
- Neck Color: None
- Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
- Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
- Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T
- Knob: Small
- Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
- Bridge Pin Dots: None
- Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
- Pickguard Inlay: None
- Case: Soft Shell
- Label: Paper Label
- Electronics: Fishman MX-T
- Left Handed Availability: Yes