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Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA3 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA3 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H68592)

Dreadnought sized with a Solid Sitka Spruce top and advanced Fishman F1 Aura electronics.

The Performing Artist Series DCPA3 Acoustic-Electric Guitar integrates two dream guitars: a traditional acoustic with a contemporary acoustic electric. The sweet spot is its versatility, plugged or unplugged.

This DCPA3 features a more parallel neck profile with a slimmer taper at the 12th fret, giving the guitar comfortable width in the first few frets plus a faster feel for lead work. A satin finish neck and smooth cutaway provides extreme ease of play up and down fingerboard.

Play the DCPA3 and you'll experience something unique: legendary Martin tone with a major evolution in onboard electronics for an extremely powerful sonic signature.

The new Fishman F1 Aura features the stunning realism of award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology in a distinctive and easy to use onboard preamp system. The heart of this onboard intelligence is its ability to replicate the sound of nine different world-class studio microphones. Delivered in an intuitive menu-driven interface that is very versatile with controls placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing.

The F1 Aura is controlled with two low profile control buttons and a single large, bright LED display. It's placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing. Look down and it's right there. It offers simple access to the impressive array of professional features:

Digital chromatic tuner

Volume and blend controls

Independent 3-band EQ for both Gold Plus pickup and Aura Image signals


Phase control

Automatic anti-feedback filter with up to 3 notches

Martin craftsmanship and premium quality materials are evident in every detail of the DCPA3. Integrated with striking aesthetic features, player comfort, and of course exceptionally sweet tone, this guitar represents the ultimate Martin experience.

Martin Performing Artist Series

This guitar is a member of the Martin Performing Artist Series. These guitars all share the same craftsmanship and neck design as well as the new Fishman F1 Aura pickup system. They are distinguished by their body size and choice of tone woods and finish. The Performing Artist Series comes in 3 body sizes: Grand Performance, Dreadnought, and Orchestra. Left handed models are also available.

Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA3 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
    Solid Sitka spruce soundboard with hybrid scalloped bracing
    Finely polished gloss lacquer highlights the body's beauty
    Sleek modern neck design with a durable satin finish
    Patented mortise and tenon neck joint
    Stunning combination of blue paua pearl and wood fiber inlays border the soundhole
    Wood binding perimeters the entire body, neck and headplate
    Solid ebony headplate, fingerboard and bridge
    New smaller bridge design reduces mass and increases the soundboard's tonal response
    Pearl Martin blockstyle logo inlaid into the headplate
    Fingerboard inlays use traditional squares in colorful blue paua flanked by arrow designs
    Equipped with Fishman's all-new onboard sound reinforcement system, the FI Aura
    Integrated battery box located between the strap button and jack allows for instantaneous changing of batteries/accessibility
    Separate output jack allows the player to remove the strap while the guitar remains plugged in
    Strap button is strategically placed to enhance physical guitar balance and player comfort

Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA3 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back/Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Neck: Select Hardwood Finish
    Body: Satin Finish
    Top: Polished Gloss
    Scale Length: 25.4"
    Strings: Martin SP

Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA3 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • To nice to be real

    As reviewed by Douglas Dariva on 6/25/2011

    I really love acoustic guitars, own a Taylor T5 and some good 12 Strings like Taylor and Takamines. Was looking for a big body acoustic, so when I heard the sound of this Martin It drove me crazy. Tried some others in the same price range, but this Martin was still the best. At the beginning the system sounds hard to set-up, but at home I just realized I could reach so many different body styles that I could not imagine at the store when trying. I`m a big Taylor fan, but Martin showed me that these two brands are simple the best for the buck and for the sound!

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  • Great Right out of the box.

    As reviewed by Christopher Noteboom on 4/9/2013

    I love my DCPA3. I've had it about a year now and it just keeps getting better. The sound is opening up a little and is simply amazing. Martin's are usually know for having to be set up when they're new. This guitar had perfect action and great playabillity from day one. The onboard controls take a little to get used to if you're trying to dail in everything this guitar can do. The 9 presets do make it pretty easy to find a starting point in any atmosphere. Overall the DCPA3 is the best guitar I've played by far in this pricerange!!!

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