The Martin GPC-13e Acoustic-Electric Guitar has seen some nice aesthetic upgrades in 2022. Mother of Pearl fingerboard and rosette inlays up the ante as does white body binding. Ziricote back and sides and a Sitka spruce top combine for a great-looking, beautiful-sounding guitar!
The top of any acoustic guitar is arguably the most important aspect of getting a great-sounding instrument. The top on this guitar is made from solid Sitka Spruce. This wood is the most often used tonewood in acoustic, stringed instruments due to its incredible ability to move sound. It truly has the perfect amount of flexibility and strength to mimic how a speaker cone functions.
The back and sides are made from Ziricote, an alternative tonewood that is becoming much more popular. With the supply of rosewood dwindling, alternative woods like Ziricote are becoming more popular. This wood sounds great and is by far one of the more visually exciting tonewoods out there today.
The neck is made from "select hardwood" which is likely Sapele. The fingerboard is made from Certified Richlite which is a great material that is free from density inconsistencies. The neck is arced to Martin's modified low oval profile and features their high-performance taper. 1.75" nut width feels right at home while 25.4" scale length keeps the strings feeling taut and sounding crisp.
The Fishman MX-T Pickup System comes factory installed in the GPC-13e so this Acoustic-Electric is ready for literally any scenario! It even has a tuner built right in.
From the Martin Website... With a gorgeous glossed Sitka spruce top and ziricote back and sides, this solid wood Grand Performance cutaway model is a great-sounding guitar at an affordable price. New to this model are stunning mother-of-pearl pattern fingerboard and rosette inlays, a multi-stripe rosette border, and white binding. It has an FSC® Certified Richlite® fingerboard and bridge, gloss body, and a hand-rubbed neck finish. Also new to this model is a Fishman® MX-T electronics package with a built-in soundhole tuner that auto-mutes the audio output so you can tune up any time without using a pedal. This guitar comes with a burst option and Premium Soft Shell Case so it is Road-ready to join you on all of your adventures!