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Martin Performing Artist JCPA4 Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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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 Performing Artist JCPA4 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 Performing Artist JCPA4 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Better than I expected

    As reviewed by Daniel on 5/28/2014

    I bought this a couple of week ago at Guitar Center in Omaha. I had gone there to get a d series but when I played this one, it clearly was a better guitar. My other guitar is a Martin D28 I bought new 40 years ago. Believe it or not, this guitar sounds almost as good and it's not even broken in yet! It has that solid pronounced bass that you expect from a rosewood Martin and it's a bit easier to play than the D28. I don't like the plastic covered strings it comes with (I've always thought they dull the sound a little). I usually use Martin FX Custom Lights and I expect this guitar will sound even finer with a new set of these! The electronics sound fine. I don't like the built in tuner because I prefer a tuner with a needle display. The case is nice but it is not a flight case as is the one that came with my D28. I would have preferred a locking latch but the center latch is made to accept a small padlock. All in all, I would say you're getting a D28 sound at about a grand less than a D28 and it has excellent electronics to boot. Get it if you can.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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