Martin 16 Series GPC-16E Rosewood Acoustic Electric Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars

16 Series Grand Performer With Rosewood Back and Sides Delivers Classic Martin Looks and Sound

The Martin GPC-16E Rosewood acoustic electric guitar is handcrafted with a Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides with Martin forward-shifted scalloped Sitka Spruce X-bracing, delivering a balanced tone with deep bass and rich overtones, while the 000 body depth and deep cutaway offer enhanced player comfort. 

With Martin’s modified low oval neck shape with high performance neck taper, the Martin GPC-16E Rosewood delivers classic Martin tone with enhanced playability. The satin finish select hardwood neck with Ebony fingerboard with style 28 inlays is extremely comfortable to play whether you are strumming chords or picking leads, while the cutaway allows you to roam freely over the entire fingerboard, unfettered.

This Martin GPC-16E Rosewood acoustic-electric comes stage ready with Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance electronics, an undersaddle preamp system with soundhole mounted controls and an undersaddle transducer designed to capture the pristine acoustic sound of the instrument with all of the dynamic and percussive attack of the guitar while resisting unwanted sounds like feedback, string squeak and handling noise. 

Premium appointments include bold Herringbone multi-stripe rosette, ebony modern belly bridge with drop-in white tusq saddle, a bone nut, and nickel open gear tuners with butterbean knobs all of which adds to the premium feel, giving this Martin GPC-16E the sound and feel of a classic Martin.


  • Body Size: Grand Performance 14 Fret Cutaway (000 Depth)
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back & Side Finish: Satin
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Top Color: Clear
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Electronics: Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance™
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T 
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: Black Tusq
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Mother-of-Pearl
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
  • Rosette: Bold Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Inlay Material: Black Stripe
  • Heel Cap: Antique White
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
  • Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother-of-Pearl
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: None
  • Side Dots: White
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Case: Soft-Shell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Pleked: Yes

Classic Tonewood Pairing with Enhanced Neck Design Gives This 16-series Grand Performer its Incredible Playability and Classic Martin Sound

The Martin GPC-16E 16 series grand performer cutaway features a Sitka Spruce top, with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, the classic tonewood pairing that gives this Martin grand performance cutaway its classic looks and sound. Premium appointments like a Herringbone multi-stripe rosette, a select hardwood neck with Martin’s high performance neck taper, and Fishman’s Matrix VT Enhance preamp system, give this Martin 16-series grand performer incredible looks, excellent projection and the classic Martin tone modern players are looking for whether they play unplugged or plugged-in.  

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