Martin GPX1AE Electro Acoustic Guitar

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The Martin GPX1AE Electro Acoustic provides the player with an affordable Martin design and construction with a superb tonal output and built-in Fishman electronics, perfect for the performing or recording musician. This stage-ready model from Martin features a sitka spruce top and mahogany patterned HPL back and sides, offering a warm, resonant, versatile sonic footprint that is able to accommodate many different genres and techniques with equal ease. In addition, the Martin GPX1AE features a grand performance body offering a comfortable playing experience whilst accommodating anything from lighter folk-inspired picking techniques to throaty chords with a full, lively yet delicate sound. Lastly, equipped with a discreet Fishman Sonitone preamp system, the Martin GPX1AE becomes perfect for the gigging and recording musician, offering both volume and tone control with an unobtrusive and stylish design.

The Martin GPX1AE features a sitka spruce top that yields a crisp, articulate tone with a broad dynamic range, perfect for the player craving a distinct and dynamic sound. Sitka's nature also allows it to produce a clear, powerful sound with a little hint of brightness. Additionally, its strength and elasticity enable the GPX1AE to handle numerous styles of play from meatier chords to lighter fingerpicking, as well as more alternative techniques. The sitka spruce top is attached to mahogany patterned HPL back and sides, providing the guitar with a great tone and a striking visual appeal. Furthermore, HPL (High Pressure Laminate) is an engineered material, designed specifically to make guitars extremely durable and resistant to humidity, even more so than wood. The HPL back and sides also still maintain the premium quality of Martin's meticulous standards

Constructed from hand rubbed rust birch laminate, the GPX1AE's neck adds a unique yet great tone to the guitar's sound whilst offering a smooth platform for the left hand. Additionally, the neck features a performing artist shape and a high performance neck taper for enhanced playability, providing a comfortable playing experience throughout long, enduring sets. Furthermore, the neck is topped with an FSC certified richlite fingerboard that simulates the sonically pleasing nature of ebony, adding sustain a plenty of bite to the overall sound.

Martin's grand performance body has been constructed to be versatile enough to be able to handle numerous playing styles with ease, specifically built with the performing musician in mind for superb playability. With its beautifully articulate tone, superb projection and volume, as well as versatility, players can achieve numerous genres, playing styles, and techniques with equal ease. Its relatively narrow waist gives the GPX1AE plenty of balance between the high frequencies and the low frequencies. Additionally, the grand performance body also provides a comfortable playing experience whether the player is seated or standing throughout the performance.

Equipped with a discreet Fishman Sonitone preamp, the Martin GPX1AE is ideal for live performance and studio environments. The preamp is subtly mounted within the soundhole, and offers basic sound tweaking for live and rehearsal settings. In addition the quality Fishman preamp is versatile and responsive, and features rotary controls for tone and volume. With this, the player can shape their sound by simply plugging in to an amplifier or PA system and tweaking the tone control to personal preference, perfect for the performing musician.

Scalloped bracing stops the guitar from collapsing under string tension and shapes the guitar's sound, allowing the top to vibrate more freely yet remains incredibly stable. Scalloped bracing also provides more emphasis to the bass response of the guitar and has been rewarded for enhancing the guitar top production.

  • Ideal for the performing musician due to built-in Fishman electronics
  • HPL back and sides not only add durability but project a great tone with a striking visual appeal
  • Sitka spruce top allows the GPX1AE to handle picking and strumming techniques with equal ease
  • Grand performance body is well-suited to folk, country, pop, and more alternative techniques
  • High performance neck taper and performing artist neck profile provides a smooth and comfortable platform for the left hand
  • Faux tortoise pickguard, chrome hardware and multi-stripe rosette provides a classic yet stylish appearance
  • Scalloped X-bracing for a rich, loud acoustic voice


Body & Bridge
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Body Material: HPL Mahogany Pattern
Body Size: Grand Performance 14 Fret
Body Type: Grand Concert
Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop In Saddle
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Shape: Scalloped X Bracing
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Colour: Natural
Finish: Hand Rubbed
Neck & Fingerboard
Neck Material: Rust Birch Laminate
Neck Shape: Performing Artist
Neck Taper: High Performance
Neck Finish: Hand Rubbed
Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Material: White Plastic
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: White Corian
Headstock Shape: Solid w/ Standard Taper
Headstock Material: Rosewood Pattern HPL
Scale Length: 25.4''
Hardware & Electronics
Hardware Colour: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Enclosed Gear
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
Controls: Volume/Tone

All our guitars have a Gold Service before we allow them to leave!!

A new set of strings if needed.

String height, truss rod and intonation adjusted.

Polished frets.

Lemon oiled fingerboard (If applicable).

Electrics checked and serviced.

A final polish of the guitar before delivery.