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      Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H83186)
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A modern dreadnought that's ready for the stage with a cutaway, slim neck and Fishman F1 electronics.

Martin's use of solid East Indian rosewood in the Custom Performer DCPA4 Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar adds gorgeous tonal color and variety to its already full-sounding solid Sitka spruce top. This road-worthy model has a 14-fret cutaway for soloing. The fast and comfortable Performing Artist profile neck makes even long gigs or sessions a pleasure. Fishman’s F1 Analog onboard electronics convey quality acoustic tones that excel both on stage and in studio. Other significant features include Hybrid "X" bracing usually found on more expensive models and a durable Black Richlite fingerboard.

Fishman’s F1 pickup and preamp system
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. Controlled with two low profile control buttons and a single large, bright LED display. Placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing. Includes case.

Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid Sitka spruce top for a full, balanced sound
    Solid East Indian rosewood offers adds color and variety
    The same Hybrid "X" bracing as more expensive models for clear treble and tight bass
    Slim, easy-to-play neck with Black Richlite fingerboard
    Fishman’s F1 features
    Volume Control
    Image Select
    Pickup/Image Blend Control
    Independent 3-band EQ
    Tuner
    Compressor
    Automatic anti-feedback filter with up to 3 notches
    Includes case


Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Model: DCPA4 Rosewood
    Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: D-14 Fret Cutaway
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Rosette: Two Ring
    Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Back Purfling: none
    Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Endpiece: none
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: White Boltaron
    Top Inlay Style: Black/White/Black Boltaron
    Side Inlay: none
    Back Inlay: none
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
    Nut Material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Heelcap: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    Number of Frets Clear: 14
    Number of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 - White Corian
    Fingerboard Binding: none
    Finish Back & Sides: Satin
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Black Richlite
    Bridge Style: Performing Artist Belly
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: 345 Hardshell
    Interior Label: none
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog


Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Best Acoustic Guitar EVER

    As reviewed by Kelly Baker on 3/19/2013

    I got this as a gift on Saturday. It came to me set-up and expertly tuned. Right out of the case, I couldn't believe my ears. This guitar is the holy grail of acoustics. I know there are more lavish Martins out ther, but trust me, this guitar is definitely not a "no-frills" guitar. The voice of this incredible instrument really shines. I have a Seagul S6 acoustic that has been my side arm for many years, and as much as I trust it, it can come close to the tone, and atmosphere this guitar provides. I plugged in tonight and lost myself for hours... the Fishman electronics took my playing to a whole new level. Love the built in tuner. Love the absence of feedback turned up and near my half stack tube amp. I love everything about this guitar. It's the perfect counter to my Les Paul Studio Deluxe. I will have this until the day I die.

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  • Beautiful Guitar

    As reviewed by Steven Dunfee on 6/3/2013

    I purchased the Martin DCPA4 Rosewood Dreadnought a couple weeks ago after trying out about a dozen different guitars including other Martin models, Taylors, Breedloves & Gibsons. I was sold on this model for the tonal quality it offered at its price point. Now that I've had it for a couple of weeks I am finding that every day I play it I like it even better. In fact, I have a hard time putting it down. Sounds great unplugged and plugged in the Fishman F1 system really delivers. My band mates instantly noticed a significant improvement in our sound the first time we practiced with me playing my new axe. I am over the moon with this guitar and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Powerful guitar to empower real guitarists

    As reviewed by Will V. on 5/15/2014

    As a collector of high end guitars, my limited and custom electric guitars outweighed my acoustics. Originally searching for exotics, I was shocked to find this luxury guitar at such a low price. I got so many compliments after performing, which I probably wouldn't have gotten on my interim guitar. The dreadnought body really drives good power and bass outward/audience-ward, and can handle hard strumming when I push it. Authentic/vintage in sound, well rounded tone, balanced trebles and lows. Pickups usually can't handle bass well, but the new pickup handles absolutely fine, with no feedback, and sounds natural. The action is very conducive to acrobatics and agile passages, and in combination with the rich tone, make it a very nimble and capable guitar. Fingerpicking, flatpicking, aggressive, mellow, harmonics, tapping - guitar handles it all. Other guitars at this price point were the equivalent of flat coke, and pricier guitars struggled to keep up in tone. Deep overtone textures, rich sounds, the music I play just oozes luxury. The ebony fretboard and included hardshell wood case is a plus. My students can't put it down, and hate picking theirs back up. On stage, players before and after feel dwarfed. And producers/engineers compliment what a joy it is to record a real guitar in the studio. Even preferred over the studio guitars in the recording studios I work with (usually older series Martins). Martin really outdid themselves (literally) with their new Performing Artist series. Most people fall in love with music and guitar without realizing the expensive hobby they're falling into, and few have the means to proceed to purchase ridiculously priced guitars that sound good. Smart move by Martin, even though Martin could be charging twice as much for these. Very deserving of respect.

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