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James Swanepoel

James Swanepoel:

Round about last year October, I received a e-mail telling me about the latest Martin launch, the new Performing artist serious. I immediately read everything that I could get hold of on the internet, and the model that I liked, was the GPC 1.

I then told my brother that I think that’s going to be my new guitar since I’ve been looking around for some time for a guitar to use on stage that you can plug in.

In this year April, my friend Hugh went to America and I asked him to see if he can get hold of one to play and then let me know if it will be worth it to bring one in.

To make a long story short, he ordered two and a month ago I went to his house to play one. I must say for me, playing dreadnaught guitars for the last 8 years, the sound was a bit different, but I was still impressed. I bought it, and on my way home, I thought that I was going to get a panic attack. I was wondering if I did the right thing, spending such a lot of money and I’m not sure that this was what I wanted.

Well, now it’s a month later, everybody around me must be sick of me by this time for I just can’t stop telling people what a wonderful guitar this is. Both acoustically and plugged in, it sounds just fantastic. The feel on the guitar is just incredible, one of the most gentle feels I’ve ever experienced on a guitar. I just can’t stop playing it.

In my personal opinion, all I can say is this, “I think this is one of the best guitars ever out of the Martin factory”. So yes, all that’s left to say, is WELL DONE MARTIN.