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Wednesday, December 06 2017
Martin GPC-18E vs GPC-28E vs GPC-35E

Maury compares three Martin Grand Performance Cutaway guitars.  Martin's GPC body size is larger than an OM but smaller than a traditional Dreadnought.  The cutaway body allows for easy access to the upper frets and the long scale lenghth helps make for a punchy, projecive quality. If you're looking for a versatile stage guitar, with the muscle of an OM with a tight, clean bass - the GPC body size should definitely be on your radar.

The GPC-18E, GPC-28E and the GPC-35E.  All three guitars share the same solid sitka top & Fishman electronics.  The GPC-18E has solid mahogany back & sides & scalloped X bracing.  The GPC-28E features solid rosewood back & sides and forward-shifted non-scalloped bracing.  The GPC-35E also has forward-shifted non-scalloped bracing but a 3-piece rosewood back.  Audio was recorded with a Rode NT-5 direct to disk.  No processing, effects or EQ.  Which do YOU prefer & why?   Post your comments below.

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