Martin Custom Shop GP-28 Grand Performance Cutaway Acoustic Guitar, Pacific Big Leaf Flamed Maple, Toasted Burst
We're proud to present this Martin Custom Shop GP-28 Grand Performance with Venetian Cutaway that we collaborated on with our friends at Martin Guitars!
Starting with the venerable Grand Performance as the foundation, we opted for some exotic appointments that truly make this guitar special - hand-selected Pacific Big Leaf Flamed Maple back, sides, and headstock, a gorgeous piece of Italian Alpine Spruce for the top, and a Venetian cutaway for greater upper fret access and a contemporary player's look as well as highly elaborate and extravagant appointments all throughout the instrument. The guitar is finished in a beautiful Toasted Burst.
In terms of both sound and playability, this guitar is every bit as special as it looks. The highly-figured Pacific Big Leaf Flamed Maple imparts a bright, singing clarity to the tone. Chords strummed on this guitar will have completely full low-end whilst having a distinct bell tone that only maple can provide. The flame adds a mesmerizing new visual dimension - the depth of the grain when looking at it in the right light is truly stunning.
The combination of a spruce top, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard is Martin's traditional combo of tonewoods for a reason - it has been the formula for the most balanced, pure acoustic tonal resonance since the Pre-War era. Along with the Grand Performance body shape, it will provide great volume, clear and full tone, and have a wide dynamic range conducive to both finger-picking, strummed chords, and single notes - and speaking of single notes, the classy "Venetian" cutaway makes this a true lead player's workhorse with improved access to the upper frets for soloing.
For the players here at the shop, the greatest "Custom Shop" instruments combine the tone and playability that a certain model is known for with appointments such as the ones on this one that make it a true one-of-a-kind instrument and heirloom piece. As expected from the Custom Shop of arguably the most renowned and storied acoustic guitar builder in American guitar history, the playability, tonality and build quality are all top-notch.
This Custom Shop guitar had all of the woods and specifications selected by the dealer.
- Model: Custom Shop Grand Performance GP-28, Venetian Cutaway
- Top: Italian Alpine Spruce
- Top Color: Toasted Burst
- Back and Sides: Pacific Big Leaf Flamed Maple
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Rosette: 3 Ring Fine Herringbone Boltaron
- Bracing Material: Adirondack Spruce
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Top and Back Body Binding: Antique White
- Construction: Dovetail Joint
- Fretboard: Black Ebony
- Neck: 12/4 Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Fretboard Radius: 16"
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- String Spacing: 2 5/32"
- Inlays: Golden Era Diamonds and Squares Long
- Frets: 20 (14 clear of body)
- Neck Heelcap: Antique White
- Headstock Veneer: Pacific Big Leaf Flamed Maple
- Headstock Taper: Square
- Headstock Inlay: CFM Script Logo
- Tuners: Grover Gold V97-18GA StaTite 18:1 Vintage Btn
- Case: Molded Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 4.2 lbs
- Serial #: 2774900
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Martin Guitars. This Custom Shop GP-28 Grand Performance is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.