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Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Rosewood

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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 sp... Read More

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Overview

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. Made in Nazareth, PA, USA. Includes case.

Fishman's F1 pickup and 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.

Features
  • Model: DCPA4 RosewoodConstruction: 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 with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 345 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
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MartinCustom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for Me

This was my first premium guitar purchase, having played for years i was finally ready to get a premium, solid wood guitar. What I like about this guitar is of course the Martin...Read complete review

This was my first premium guitar purchase, having played for years i was finally ready to get a premium, solid wood guitar. What I like about this guitar is of course the Martin sound - great for my type of acoustic rock and folk music. I wanted a made in the USA but also solid wood guitar. I also needed electronics as I play in a church band. This model has it all but costs over $1,000 less than the D-28.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inaccurate product description

The product description is confusing because it includes a reference to the aura system, but the guitar features only the analog system!! I purchased with expecting the aura system!

The product description is confusing because it includes a reference to the aura system, but the guitar features only the analog system!! I purchased with expecting the aura system!

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Bob

from Orange, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Nice guitar.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice

    By Chuckie

    from So cal

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I changed the strings to daddario ej16 and it sounded horrible with very shrill e and b. The action wss too high for me. While it sounded good off the wall, i decided to invest a little more and took it in for bone nut, saddle and pins and to have the strings balanced better and am installing martin sp bronze strings. I hope this is finally the guitar for me. Playing for 30 years and can never seem to find a guitar that has IT!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The perfect acoustic electric

    By Ray B

    from El Dorado, Ca.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I love the tone of this guitar.. I bought it 4 years ago, and its my go to guitar.. I stopped playing my Taylor 810, then sold it.. The Martin has a nice low response and a beautiful shimmer on the high end. The electronics are perfect, nice and siimple..played thru a Fishman Loudbox its perfect.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would buy one again

      By Cobra

      from NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Went to guitar center and purchased a Taylor then went back again and played the Martin and Taylor again guess what I told the store manager if I can return the Taylor because the Sound from the Martin was amazing pay a little more but is worth it.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great playability and Feel!!!

      By Zen2muZ

      from Jerseyville IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This Guitar delievers on mutilple levels. Not only is this a beatiful instrument, it's sound is full around. this Is my 1st Martin, I have to say this guitar will not dissapoint. you might read that the electronics pre amp aren't hot enough, but I beg to differ. In all aspects of what a guitar should be the DCPA4 is in all Rights everybit of what Ive read about the Maritn legacy.

        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Inaccurate product description

        By working musician

        from Cleveland

        Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        The product description is confusing because it includes a reference to the aura system, but the guitar features only the analog system!! I purchased with expecting the aura system!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        very pleased!

        By Six String Steve

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Love the guitar! It looks brand new. Since it was an open box, the strings were a couple of years old, it appeared. Either way, a new set brought the Martin back to life. The reptile skin case is killer!

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best acoustic for the money

          By MajorTomWithCircuitIssues

          from San Diego

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            My parents gave me a $1000 to get a nicer guitar and I played countless guitars over and over, obsessing about which one was the best for the budget. The DCPA4R has this full yet balanced tone and in just 2 months since I bought it, it had already improved further in tonal quality. I plugged it in only once at a store and she sounded quite amazing. The neck is crazy smooth even for my smaller hands, easy bar chords all the way up to the 12th. So I ended up paying some extra on top of the original budget but with a 20% discount deal before Xmas I feel like I got the best guitar for the money available. Another plus: The rosewood smells absolutely fantastic.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Martin guitar for folk player

            By Lester

            from Harrison, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Solid Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Folk
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This is the best guitar I've ever owned, and trust me I have played a lot of martin and taylor high end guitars this is though not the best it is still on the top level, the sound is rich and warm, treble is a little flat but it is how Martin guitar should sound. Forget about the taylor 314ce and this is the one every folk player should have.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Perfect for Me

              By Bruce

              from Atlanta, GA

              Pros

              • Built-in Electronics
              • Made in the USA
              • Martin Quality And Feel
              • Outstanding Tone Sound
              • Solid Rosewood And Spruce

              Cons

              • None really

              Best Uses

              • Playing In Church Or Bars

              Comments about Martin Custom Performing Artist DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This was my first premium guitar purchase, having played for years i was finally ready to get a premium, solid wood guitar. What I like about this guitar is of course the Martin sound - great for my type of acoustic rock and folk music. I wanted a made in the USA but also solid wood guitar. I also needed electronics as I play in a church band. This model has it all but costs over $1,000 less than the D-28.

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