Martin GPC12PA4 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar

Expert Review

The first thing to consider when looking at Martin’s GPC12PA4 12-string acoustic-electric guitar is its high performance neck, which only makes sense since this axe is a part of the company’s Performing Artists series. Made with 14-frets and fast action, this slim profile neck is a lot easier to play than one might expect from an acoustic 12-string. A Sitka spruce top and sapele back/sides give this instrument a rich and warm acoustic tone, something only furthered by the excellent electronics built into the guitar.

Fishman F1 Analog electronics provide a simple, no-frills electric component to the GPC12PA4. You’ve got a tuner, a tone/volume control, and phase controller which suppresses feedback if the guitar is turned up super loud. Alternately, this feature also works to improve the response of bass frequencies when the guitar is being played at a quieter volume. This guitar also comes with a hardshell case, which will enable you to travel with your 12-string without worrying about doing damage to the instrument.Rating: 5/5