a peek inside the soundhole reveals a hybrid
The Fishman F1 Aura system interface is
placed familiarly enough on the upper bout.
But rather than a clunky plastic frame-and-plate section for the controls, there are just
two low-profile knobs and an LED indicator
to tell you what options you have selected.
The knob closest to the top controls Volume,
and the knob closest to the player is used
to select Aura settings. There are nine Aura
images available that you can modify using
a tap and a twist of the edit knob to adjust
Treble, Mid, Bass, and Compression settings.
The F1 Aura also has a tuner (unlike some
onboard tuners, this works with any tuning)
and a really slick 3-band anti-feedback system.
Conveniently stashed at the endblock, the
9-volt battery that powers the FI Aura is easy
to access and—according to the manual—will
last up to 54 hours with a lithium battery and
up to 27 hours with a standard alkaline cell.
Sweet Acoustic or electrified tones
The GPCPA1 has a truly intoxicating tone.
The spruce and Indian rosewood pairing
produces a beautiful combination of warmth
and clarity, bursting with overtones that will
keep your ears ecstatic for hours. Lower tun-
ings like C–G–D–G–B–D and DADGAD,
showcased the Martin’s impressive capacity
for big bass sounds without overdriving the
box or sounding tubby. In standard tuning
the guitar has a sweet fingerstyle tone, but
when you dig in with a flatpick, it can really
bark with great definition.
Studio mic in your guitar?
"I have only dreamed that someday technology would allow this quality of sound
outside the walls of my recording studio." Louis Drapp - Recording Engineer
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