Martin's use of solid East Indian rosewood in the Custom Performer OMCPA4 Rosewood Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar adds gorgeous tonal color and variety to its already full-sounding solid Sitka spr... Read More
Martin's use of solid East Indian rosewood in the Custom Performer OMCPA4 Rosewood Orchestra 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 Analog preamp system
The F1 Analog has 2 control knobs and one display. By pressing the volume button down for 2 seconds the tuner is activated. The innovative one-knob tone control lets you choose between a natural, undersaddle sound with no EQ (fully counter-clockwise) on up to a "mid- scooped" tone with emphasized treble & bass and reduced midrange. Pressing the tone knob repearedly cycles through various phase settings that improve bass response while aiming to suppress unwanted feedback. Includes case.
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What more can I say about this beautiful guitar with good looks good playability from beginner to advanced you will not be disappointed I am an intermediate player and I find myself playing for hours and the action is so perfect right out of the box the tone is excellent plugged in or unplugged this guitar is not too basey and not too trebly it's within that Goldylock zone he he, so if your looking for a great guitar Martin is the way to go and also made in the USA, So go to GC. and try one.
This is a review about the Martin OCMPA4 Rosewood. I just purchased this guitar and I am excited and very happy about it. I have only had the guitar for a couple of days and if I remember I will re-review after a year or so. As you have read in other reviews this is the performing artist series orchestra model. I am neither a performer or an artist. In fact I possess very little guitar skill whatsoever. I would say I am a little more than a beginner and not quite an intermediate player. I play mostly chords and strum to Christian music. In many ways this guitar is too much for me right now, but this review is for folks like me. People who want to play better and have a good instrument to improve on. So why would some 55 yo pay over a thousand $$$ for a guitar that he can?t play? First, the size of the orchestra model makes it perfect for the strumming I do in my office. It sits on the lap better than my 1972 Fender Dread and for me is very comfortable to hold because of the orchestra size. In fact I think the orchestra size is the perfect size for office playing. I am a big guy around 235lb and I like how it feels on my knee ? wonderful to hold. I am also not a rich guy but I like nice things and I have learned the value of going quality over cheap. The spruce top and rosewood back and sides are gorgeous. Just because this is a no frills guitar doesn?t mean it is not beautiful and extremely well made. In reality I probably can?t tell the difference in tone between the rosewood and sapele models (others with a good ear can) but I personally like the darker rosewood look more than the reddish sapele. Now I have already said that I am not very good so I need something easy to play. The action from the factory is perfect and low as you can get without buzz. This is way easier to play than the Fender I have had forever. If you are a hack like me you need this type of action! Martin is the Cadillac of acoustic guitars and I am glad I have a quality guitar that I can hand down to my son. This is a multigenerational instrument. OK, so it is easy to play, comfortable, beautiful and a Martin. So what about the sound? It is high tone like a Taylor but it is brand new and not seasoned in so I don?t hold that against it. My 44 yo Fender sounds way better at this point but I can live with that as the Martin seasons. The tuners are smooth and the nut is slippery letting the strings move in concert with the tuners. Maybe that is because this is new but I like being able to make a slight crank on the nut and have my electronic tuner move the needle. I also like having the tuner and electronics on this guitar because I always seem to misplace my portable tuner. I won?t amp it up but one day I would like to play a worship song in front of my church. If that happens the electronics will be nice to have. So for you hackers out there that want to work toward being a better player this guitar will motivate you to practice. I am super pumped about it. The Orchestra Model ? Yes, Martin ? Yes! This guitar is was the way to go for me.
I play out weekly. Like a few other reviewers here I am picky about my sound. I may have OCD about it even. I have had this guitar for about a year now. I was visiting my local store one day and the last thing I expected to do is buy a guitar in this price range. I pulled a few of these off the wall and when I got to the rosewood one that was it. I use two amp setups. A Fishman Loudbox Mini for small rooms and a Bose L1 Compact for bigger areas. Both sound great but out of the Bose this guitar is stunning. I am use to the low profile shape neck so this took a little getting use to. Any more I do not think about it. I play for three to four hour gigs and never get tired or bored with the sound. I was concerned about what the fretboard material was but after researching Richite I have no problems with it what so ever. It looks like Ebony. It is indestructible and very hard. The description pretty much sums this guitar up so I don't need to repeat it all.
This guitar is truly a gem: comfortable and slim arm, power acoustic sound. The hard case is stylish and, of course, fits the guitar perfectly. Made in USA.
I bought this guitar the other day base on tones. In comparison to other guitars around the same price range this model had the best tones while connected to the Fishman loudbox mini. I'm a tone purist with accoustic guitars and the tones I get from the amp are the same as the tones from the guitar with no change. Also with chorus and reverb set at zero. I think it has a lot to do with the onboard Fishman Electronics. Perfect match with the loudbox mini for sure! I never achieved this with the other guitars in comparison. Also, I like the looks, feel and playability with this guitar. I'll be gigging with this guitar a lot. I wanted a complete package!
I just purchased this guitar today. It was a toss up between two Taylor's at the same price as this one. What really sold me was after I plugged them in the Fishman Loud Box Mini for a tone comparison. There was none! I'm a purist with tones and this guitar with this price along with the Fishman Loud Box mini amp was incredible! Try the combo out and see for your self. But prior to doing so, don't use the strings that come with the guitar. Change them out. I don't understand why Martin ships all there guitars with the SP's. They flat out suck after they're played one time. If you're serious, swap them out and plug it in. Pure acoustic tone!! Best investment I've ever made.
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