Martin GPC-16E Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Soft Shell Case)

Built to handle anything, the GPC-16E is a versatile guitar that drips with smooth tone. The East Indian rosewood back and sides offer deep, resonant sounds.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
East Indian rosewood back and sides Rich low end; smooth mids; articulate highs
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Balanced tone; soundhole-mounted volume and tone

This Martin GPC-16E Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar cutaway model is crafted with satin-finished East Indian rosewood back and sides for resonant sound with deep base and rich overtones. It includes a Sitka spruce gloss top for balanced tone and projection and a high-performance neck taper for ease of playability up and down the fretboard. The GPC-16E comes equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics. Strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 light gauge strings.

- Model: GPC-16E
- Heelcap: Antique White
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Series: 16
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Body Size: Grand Performance 14-Fret Cutaway (000 Depth)
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
- Rosette: Bold Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
- Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Side Dots: White
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back and Side Finish: Satin
- Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Top Color: Clear
- Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Finish Neck: Satin
- Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly -Drop in Saddle
- Binding: Antique White
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Back Inlay Material: Black Stripe
- Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Light (SMA540T)
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Knob: Butter Bean
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Bridge Pin Material: Black Tusq
- Plek: Yes
- Bridge Pin Dots: Mother of Pearl
- Nut Material: Bone
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
- Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Case: Soft Shell
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
- Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10GPC16E-01

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 610-759-2837

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted February 3, 2021 by a customer from
"Martin GPC-16e rosewood"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I intended this to be a backup for my Martin M-36. I didn’t expect it to be in same league as a standard series Martin. Well let me tell you... I was pleasantly surprised! This guitar, despite its lower price, holds its own with the M-36. It’s a true Martin through and through. It won’t give you the booming bass of a Dreadnaught, but it’s not intended to. It’s a very versatile all around guitar... great for finger style as well as strumming. The controls are very intuitive and the Fishman system sounds great through my Fishman Loudbox mini. A built-in tuner would be a nice edition, but it’s not a deal breaker for me (I deducted one star in the features category due to the lack of a built-in tuner). I would like to see a hard case included, but the “soft case” as Martin describes it, is very nice... not your typical gig bag. Overall, I’d say this guitar is a great value and you definitely get a lot of bang for you buck with the Martin GPC-16e. Buy this guitar!
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