Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Martin GPC-16E-02 Grand Performance Cutaway Sitka/Mahogany with Fishman MatrixVT Enhance electronics and soft shell case


Add to Cart
ZERO Interest Available (with approved credit)
Minimum Monthly Payments for up to 18-months
"Deferred Interest"      Call or email for details
Free Economy Standard Ground Shipping on purchases over $ 50.00
* some exceptions (see our shipping policy)
Martin GPC-16E-02 Grand Performance Cutaway Sitka/Mahogany with Fishman MatrixVT Enhance electronics and soft shell case

This 16 Series Grand Performance cutaway model is crafted with satin-finished East Indian rosewood back and sides for resonant sound with deep bass and rich overtones. It includes a Sitka spruce gloss top for balanced tone and projection and a high-performance neck taper for ease of playability up and down the fretboard. The GPC-16E Rosewood comes equipped with Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance electronics. Strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 light gauge strings.


“There is nothing more important than the quality of the sound and tone of our instruments,” said CEO and Chairman Chris Martin IV. “This is why Martin Guitar has been utilizing machines for almost a decade on all of our instruments, to provide guitar players with unparalleled craftsmanship and playability.”

For 183 years, Martin Guitar has been at the forefront of guitar innovation, responsible guitar building practices and premier craftsmanship, bringing to its consumers the best acoustic guitars in the world.

Next to the iconic Martin tone known worldwide, playability is an important characteristic that sets apart the quality of our guitars. “For 183 years, the Martin Guitar Company has been manufacturing the world’s best acoustic guitars. The Martin tone is legendary and one that we do not take for granted. Playability does not start at the end of the process”, says Fred Greene V.P. Domestic Manufacturing. “The level of expert craftsmanship that goes into every instrument produced in our facilities is perfected through the use of the Plek® machines. Basically, it’s the cherry on top of the sundae.”

Martin Guitar has been Pleking their instruments for close to a decade and we believe this process helps maintain the undeniable Martin guitar sound that is recognizable worldwide. A Martin guitar with optimized playability enhances the tone of our guitars, as it prevents the strings from buzzing on the frets during playing and eliminates intonation problems that may occur due to inaccurate nut height. We want nothing to come between your playability and that iconic Martin tone. This remains our longstanding commitment to all guitar players worldwide.

What is Plek®?

The Plek® Pro has been developed for use in guitar production factories as a tool that not only does precise fret dressing, but also helps with quality control and R&D. This computer controlled device scans and dresses a guitar under actual playing conditions, strung and tuned to pitch or using precise string tension emulation. This is a major breakthrough since the Plek® Pro identifies precisely what needs to be done for perfect fretwork, executes this rapidly, and delivers perfect results on the instrument when strung.

The Plek® Pro speeds up the production process and raises the quality of instruments to an extremely high and consistent level.

You can learn more about the trademarked and registered Plek® process at

Specifications Overview

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
Scale Length:    25.4"
Brace Shape:    Scalloped
Fingerboard Width At Nut:    1 3/4''
Top Material:    Sitka Spruce
Neck Shape:    Modified Low Oval
Back Material:    East Indian Rosewood
Neck Taper:    High-Performance Taper
Side Material:    East Indian Rosewood
Electronics:    Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance™
Recommended Strings:


Top Color:    Clear
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
Back & Sides Color:    None
Brace Size:    5/16"
Back Detail:    None
Back Purfling/Strip:    None
Back Inlay Material:    Black Stripe
Heelcap:    Antique White
Side Detail:    None
Endpiece:    None
Side Inlay Material:    None
Endpiece Inlay:    None

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
Fingerboard Inlay Material:    Mother-of-Pearl
Neck Joins Body At:    14th Fret
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
Headplate Binding Material:    None

Case:    Soft-Shell
Left Handed Availability:    Yes
Label:    None
Pleked:    Yes