Martin’s Gorgeous Style 35 Grand Performance
Martin instruments are insightfully designed and crafted, as this GP-35E acoustic-electric guitar masterfully demonstrates. Martin’s sleek, Modified Low Oval neck with High Performance Taper offers silky playability up and down its bound, precision-Plek’d fretboard. The ample, narrow-waisted Grand Performance body — with back and sides of genuine rosewood, and a solid Sitka spruce top — resonates mellifluous tone with powerful bass, liquid midrange, and ever-so-sweet highs. Onstage, built-in LR Baggs Anthem electronics accurately amplify the Martin GP-35E’s sonic goodness. Martin’s elegant Style 35 appointments — which include the iconic three-piece back — is accompanied by lighter 1/4″ top bracing, which enhances the natural resonance of this superb guitar.
Grand Performance playability
The Performing Artist body style’s narrow waist is responsible in part for the Martin GP-35E’s stunning clarity and projection — as well as its comfortable playability. Martin’s fast High Performance Taper Modified Low Oval neck will instantly feel like home. You’ll find the Plek’d, bound ebony fretboard silky-smooth as your fingers fly over it. But Martin has not ignored the aesthetics: this axe is a head-turner. From the unique dot markers to the shape of the pickguard, understated good taste is in evidence throughout. The GP-35E is designed for performing and studio work, but it’s also an instrument you’ll want to treasure in your family for generations.
LR Baggs Anthem electronics
The LR Baggs Anthem Tru-Mic Acoustic Pickup will change the way you look at mic pickups. This feedback-busting, natural-sounding pickup is the result of over 30 years of effort. There’s no modeling and no illusions going on here. The Anthem is strictly a well-designed microphone that picks up your guitar — clean, clear, and full of dynamics. While many guitar mics are prone to feedback or sound annoyingly boxy, the LR Baggs Anthem is like having your acoustic sound just “turned up,” so it’s full of detail, warmth, and personality — and feedback-free.
So how does it work? LR Baggs developed proprietary noise-canceling technology that captures the pure, natural sound of your acoustic guitar. The Tru-Mic system picks up the vibrations of your entire soundboard, so the Anthem is surprisingly free of placement issues. The control unit is extremely lightweight and features just the essentials: Volume, Mix, and Phase. It nestles inside the soundhole for easy fingertip access. And because there are no control holes cut into the side of the guitar, the system is completely unobtrusive. With the Mix control, you can blend between the augmented mic and the full-range pickup. There’s also a multi-segment battery check to maximize battery life.
It’s a Martin…
Embracing the past, while looking to the future — it’s a tightrope act, but Martin has always been able to pull it off. That’s why they’ve consistently been a leader in acoustic guitar design, infusing their guitars with new materials, building techniques, and technologies — while producing fine instruments that age with grace to become highly sought-after, highly playable heirlooms.