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Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA5 Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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Whether you're performing for family and friends or out on the town, this guitar was built to lay it down.

One of Martin's most affordable Performing Artist Models, this dreadnought is great for gigging or practicing at home. It features a top of solid Sitka spruce, mahogany-patterned HPL back and sides, a rust stratabond neck black richlite fingerboard, and Fishman F1 Analog electronics to help it sing onstage. Other accoutrements that give it a Delmar tortoise colored pickguard, offset white ABS dots for fingerboard inlays, chrome enclosed tuners, and white bridge and end pins with black inlays. Case sold separately.

Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA5 Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • 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: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Side Material: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Neck Material: Rust Stratabond
    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
    Nut Material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Mahogany Pattern HPL
    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: Offset Dots - White ABS
    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 with Small Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Inlay
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Interior Label: Black Label
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
    Case sold separately

Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA5 Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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  • Just What I Needed!

    As reviewed by Beth Horst on 5/21/2013

    As a musician that playes "tiki bars" on the Gulf Of Mexico, I was tired of tuning after every song and having to worry about an expensive guitar exposed to salt air and heat. The "laminated" sides and back are supposed to eliminate much of the problem. "Out of the box," the guitar sounds sweet! The electronics, compared to my Fender, sound 100% better! What a prize!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Excellent, value-minded guitar.

    As reviewed by Justin Saunders on 11/10/2013

    I spent two about 10 hours between two stores playing every acoustic in sight. I had a budget of $1,400, but disregarded price and appearance; I was only interested in the feel and sound. I was most impressed with the tone under aggressive play...this thing loves hard strumming and slaps. It has a very full sound and projects it very well. I rarely play with an amp, but the electronics sound very impressive, too. I found a few other guitars with similar sound qualities, but they were all considerably more expensive for the solid wood designs. I opted for this one, because the sound was amazing and I am hoping the laminate will hold up better...I am very abusive on guitars; I travel a great deal in varied climates and I do a great deal of playing outdoors. This thing is a total workhorse. With my abusive nature; I think it will hold up better than the full-wood models over time, but we will see. I have had this guitar for 9 months now and my other guitars have become very lonely.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing

    As reviewed by MATT BRAUCKMANN on 6/17/2013

    I will start out by saying that I am a drummer, and guitar is just something I picked up. I went into guitar center and just messed around in the acoustic room for a little while and saw this. What a value! It's the signature Martin sound, and truthfully, I played this against some of the higher end Martins and Taylors, and there was little difference in sound. The bigger surprise came when I got home and plugged it in, first I plugged it into the amp and it sounded good, then I plugged it into the computer to record a little and I was blown away, the Fishman pickups produce a crystal clear sound. Overall it's and amazing guitar for the value, not to mention it looks awesome as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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