Description

9.6 of 10 Condition (some light superficial scratching mostly on and in the area of the pickguard)

A custom shop guitar made specifically for Guitar Center, the
GPC-MMVE Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural is a Grand Performance cutaway version of the famous Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar. Martin’s Grand Performance is a unique body design that blends a tight waist with a deep body. The end result is a tone that is well-defined, with a massive amount of power and projection. Its solid Sitka spruce top is braced perfectly to give you a rich, full-bodied tone that is versatile enough for any musical situation.
Notes are extremely even across the entire acoustic spectrum. What’s more, the Martin Simple Dovetail neck joint adds a tremendous amount of sustain to the tone; making it the ideal guitar to be heard accompanying your voice, playing with a band, at a coffeehouse, or in the track of your favorite song. With a sound all its own, the custom GPC-MMVE is a perfect addition to any fine acoustic guitar collection.
The GPC-MMVE comes equipped with the revolutionary Fishman Matrix VT Enhanced. Fishman’s new Enhance Transducer is a bridge plate transducer that is mechanically and electrically optimized to bring out the sound of the body, and the dynamic and percussive elements of guitar playing. The Enhance Transducer is specially designed to capture the longitudinal energy (dynamic and percussive attack) of the guitar top while being highly resistant to the transverse energy that manifests in string squeak, body handling noise, and parasitic feedback.
The Enhance Transducer adds these body characteristics to the full spectrum audio performance of the Aura VT Enhance and Matrix VT Enhance to deliver a new level of sound quality and dynamic playing response. The result is a sound that is pure Martin, with more responsiveness to your playing dynamics and touch.
The MMV is a Martin custom dreadnought guitar that was created in 2005. Simply put, MMV is Roman Numerals for the number 2005, the year in which the guitar was created. From its conception, the Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic was designed to be a Nazareth-made, all-solid wood instrument that was priced significantly under what the player could purchase from the standard Martin price list. Martin wanted to offer the musician a chance to purchase a solid wood Martin guitar at a price that wouldn’t break the bank. They also wanted to come up with a sound that was slightly different from the more traditional Martin dreadnought guitars.
To begin with, they selected a nice piece of Sitka spruce as the tone engine for the guitar. Sitka was chosen because of its ability to capture the player's performance by accurately reproducing all the color and nuances in every note. The top was braced with one of Martin’s patented X-bracing patterns. The company departed, slightly, from Martin’s standard "X" pattern to "roll off" just the right amount of bass. The bass on the Custom MMV is perfectly blended to match the volume on the mids and treble frequencies, giving you an instrument that is both balanced and expressive.
To add the right amount of color, they fashioned the back and sides from solid East Indian rosewood. Using East Indian rosewood warmed up the sound of the top, much like that of a speaker cabinet. The combination of a Sitka spruce top and East Indian back and sides produces a guitar that is rich in color, yet extremely dynamic and expressive.
To add the right amount of color, they fashioned the back and sides from solid East Indian rosewood. Using East Indian rosewood warmed up the sound of the top, much like that of a speaker cabinet. The combination of a Sitka spruce top and East Indian back and sides produces a guitar that is rich in color, yet extremely dynamic and expressive.
The neck joint of the guitar uses Martin’s Simple Dovetail. This is a glued neck-to-body joint that allows the guitar body and neck to resonate as one instrument. Much like the world’s finest string instruments, such as the Stradivarius and German double bases, you won’t find any bolts in this instrument. Its tight, wood-to-wood contact produces an incredible amount of sustain and tone.

Grand Performance body
Single soft Venetian cutaway
all solid woods
Sitka Spruce top
Rosewood back and sides
Standard X bracing
Nitrocellulose finish
Modern low oval/PA taper neck shape
1.3/4 in. (44.45 mm) nut width
Ebony fretboard and bridge
1-piece Mahogany neck
25.4 in. scale
20 frets
Fishman pre amp
Under-the-saddle pickup
East Indian Rosewood he3adstock overlay
Tuning machines: Nickel Large Knobs
Tusq nut and saddle
Original hardshell case included

Year Condition Color Case
Call Excellent Natural None

$1,895

Golden Age Fretted Instruments
John Reynolds
(908) 301-0001
Westfield, NJ
11:35 PM
Tuesday through Saturday 11AM to 5:30 PM

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