Martin DCPA4 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Though the Martin GPCPA4 is an acoustic-electric, it earns its spot on our list due to the side-by-side comparison of plugged and unplugged being virtually indistinguishable from one another. Constructed in a characteristically Martin vein, it features Hybrid X Bracing, Sitka spruce top, and mahogany back. The distinct tone comes as somewhat of a surprise, given the non-assuming exterior; it still provides an even and balanced tone, but each register embodies its own tonal color. Even though this model is targeted to performing musicians in both name and price, it's nonetheless remains a fantastic option for any dedicated musician.