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Martin JCPA4 Rosewood Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Martin JCPA4 Rosewood Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H83184)
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A performer's jumbo with a cutaway body and Fishman electronics.

The Martin JCPA4 Rosewood Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar is the first time that the guitar maker has offered a Jumbo body among the Performing Artist Series 4 Rosewood models. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides adds color and variety to the solid Sitka spruce top. Combined with the strong projection of the jumbo body design, the tone is beautifully balanced with powerful response and volume. The JCPA4 features a 14-fret cutaway with a fast and comfortable Performing Artist profile neck, grained ivoroid binding and Fishman's F1 Analog onboard electronics. Perfect for all performing artists. Includes case.

Martin JCPA4 Rosewood Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
    Hybrid A-Frame
    X-Scalloped bracing pattern
    Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
    Fishman F-1 Analog Aura with tuner
    Grained ivoroid binding
    Includes hardshell case




Martin JCPA4 Rosewood Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Exhilarating, a real guitar for real players.

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

    Being a collector of limited edition and custom guitars, I was astonished to find such a high end guitar at this price. It has replaced all others to become my workhorse and main performance guitar. Not only do I feel much safer going out with this guitar than the pricey, delicate ones in my reserve, but also for its superior tone over the others. Truly a bargain. Very woody tone, which gives way to a very airy and natural sound. When played, the guitar is well-balanced in the sonic spectrum, though I missed some of the boom that I was used to when playing dreadnoughts. This guitar sits well in singer/songwriter situations, and solos really cut the air while bandmates play. When plugged in, I had to play around with EQ as the D string rang and over-dominated the others. Narrowness of neck makes playing easier than my Taylor. Love the ebony fretboard, finish, shape, and sweet smell of rosewood every time I pull it out. Unlike Taylors at this price point, the included hard shell case is a plus. Whenever I showed up with the guitar, I was the envy of all. People somehow formed into lines, as if to line up for a celebrity. Indeed, the guitar brings a celebrity status sound when I played it. Once set up properly by a luthier, fantastic action, notes slide off the ebony, overtones pulsate and ring through the air, inspiration vibrates, and music just flows out without hinderance. Commendations to Martin for an affordable masterpiece.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Quality sound packed with value

    As reviewed by Matt McNeil on 1/12/2014

    A couple months ago my only guitar, a Seagull Entourage, fell to the ground due to my strap falling off while playing. The top cracked, and even though it was repairable, it didn't sound the same. I also mainly play worship in churches and small coffeehouses, so I needed a solid guitar that I could plug in. While my Seagull was being repaired, I borrowed my friends Taylor 714ce and fell in love with the body style, even though I'm a Martin fan. I looked at the GPCPA4 and didn't like it at all. It didn't project well and didn't have a full tone. I was going to settle for a Taylor 314ce (which I am SO glad I didn't) and then I found this gem. It has the warm, rich Martin tone that I love with the playability of a Taylor. The jumbo cutaway, which is extremely rare for a Martin, projects extremely well and provides raw power. Incredible full, well rounded tone. Sounds awesome plugged in, you just have to play around with the mid scoop and phase control. I literally played every Taylor, Martin, and Gibson in the room and the only guitar that could rival this was a Taylor 816ce, which was over $3,000. Not worth it. Couldn't be happier and haven't been able to put it down since I got it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • picky audiofile's choice

    As reviewed by Sonya Pasley on 1/29/2013

    The search began for the perfect guitar: spruce top, rosewood sides/back, amazing pickup and bang for the buck. I have been playing guitars and around them used through sound systems in LIVE venues and church settings since 1980. Martin, though making an amazing acoustic guitar, struggled with the dreadnought having a standing wave of the open D string when left unmuted during live situations, would cause HUGE feedback problems for the soundman and caused me to be hesitant to purchase a dreadnought style. So my search began to lean towards Taylor. I have played nearly every model of Martin, Takamine, Taylor and various other brands searching for that "perfect" guitar. I stayed away from the Martin dreadnought for the D string issue so Taylor began to get my full attention... until I plugged it into a QSC K12 directly without any extra sound tweeks. The ES electronics sounded like a glorified electric guitar with a hint of acoustic, no matter how I tweeked the bass and treble on the Taylor. That killed it. I thought well, I am not finding anything that "floats my boat." So, I drove up to the Dallas, Tx area to hear a dear friend play LIVE at a high end restaurant with two other guys. It was amazing acoustic/electric music covers of the Eagles, Jim Croche, James Taylor and everything in between. Last 30 minutes in comes a man with a brand new jumbo Martin and comes up to sing and play. Well, from that moment on, every seasoned player on the stage (all with over 30 yrs. experience) had to play it and wouldn't put it down. More players drifted up and everyone was so inspired to play and sing with THAT guitar. It was just a matter of getting back to Houston and finding one at Guitar Center. I did. The sound through the system (Mackie powered mixer running through EAW cube cabinets) was absolutely amazing and no standing waves or feedback of any kind. So, for this gal, there is absolutely no more searching needed. All the fellows playing, (studio quality musicians who either worked on guitars, built guitars or owned many guitars, most over 5K each) said this Martin JCPA4 sounded better than most high end guitars they presently owned or had owned or played or heard or all. I can't say anything more than that. It bore this long of a write up because, being an analytical audiofile, it just had to be said in detail!!! I rest my case and am really excited to play again with such a fine instrument!! Thank you, Martin!!!

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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