Martin's new Performing Artist Series features the new Fishman F-1 Aura pickup system, with unobtrusive but powerful side-mounted on-board controls. - Body is built of solid East Indian rosewood with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid wood binding (ovangkol), and pearl rosette. Martin has developed a new fast neck shape for the series and a smaller bridge for more top resonance. Ebony fretboard (1-3/4" nut, 25.4" scale) with white pearl and blue paua shell arrows and squares inlay pattern, new block letter logo inlay on peghead, gold enclosed tuning gears. Pickup system blends the signal from a Martin Gold Plus transducer with one of 9 microphone sound images. Controls include separate 3-band EQs for pickup and sound image, volume & blend, compressor, phase control, anti-feedback filter with up to 3 notches, and a chromatic tuner. Martin #370PA brown flattop hardshell case.
CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: Grand Performanace 14 Fret Cutaway
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Two Ring
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
TOP BRACES: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
BACK PURFLING: Solid Ovangkol
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE INLAY: none
BINDING: Solid Ovangkol
TOP INLAY STYLE: none
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: none
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Performing Artist Profile
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Solid/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Solid Black Ebony
HEELCAP: Solid Black Ebony
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4''
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Arrows & Squares
FINGERBOARD BINDING: Solid Ovangkol
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss ; Sunburst available at additional cost.
FINISH NECK: Satin
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Performing Artist Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-3/16''
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
TUNING MACHINES: Gold Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin Studio Performance Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP4100)
BRIDGE & END PINS: Bone w/ Pearl Dots
PICKGUARD: Delmar Tortoise Color
CASE: 375PA Hardshell - Brown
INTERIOR LABEL: none
ELECTRONICS: Fishman F1 Aura
Martin GPCPA-1 [10gpcpa1]
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