• C. F. Martin Guitars has been "writing the book" on superb acoustic guitars for 178 years. So Martin's culture is steeped in tradition. But bracing, sizing, wood and construction innovations that they developed over the past century and a half were hardly "traditional" at the time.
  • In keeping with Martin's tradition of being dedicated to innovation, they have developed for the 21st century acoustic musician the new and remarkable Performing Artist Series. Although the tone is rich and lively and complex and nuanced as you would expect from a Martin, do not think D-18 or D-28.
    Grand Performance size, solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top with hybrid X scalloped braces, white binding, two-ring multi-layered black/white rosette. tortoise pickguard. Performing Artist neck profile (1-3/4" nut, 25.4" scale), bound black Richlite fretboard with offset pearl dot position markers, rosewood headplate with Martin logo decal, chrome enclosed tuning gears.
  • Featuring the Fishman F1 Aura system that blends the signal from a Martin Gold Plus transducer with one of 9 microphone sound images. Two low profile knobs and a digital readout mounted in the side control image selection, 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. Play the GPCPA3 and you'll experience something unique: legendary Martin tone with a major evolution in onboard electronics for an extremely powerful sonic signature.
    Add to your collection of traditional Martin guitars with one of their innovative acoustics of the future from the C. F. Martin Performing Artist Series (call for price)
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Brand New
Satin w/Gloss Top
Original Hard
20 Year Member
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
1:02 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, as well as certified checks and bank-to-bank wire transfers. Trades and consignments also welcome. Bank to bank wire transfers seem to work best on foreign orders. Wire transfer payment from your bank to: Bank of New York Newburgh branch Imperial Guitar & Soundworks Account number:6800007257 Incoming transit number:021000018 Notify on arrival of funds:(845)561-0202

All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

48-hour approval on most items