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Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar Rosewood

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Martin's use of solid East Indian rosewood in the Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar adds gorgeous tonal color and variety to its already full-sounding sol... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Martin's use of solid East Indian rosewood in the Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model 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 of the Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 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.

FEATURES

  • Solid Sitka spruce top for a full, balanced sound
  • Solid rosewood body offers adds color and variety
  • The same Hybrid "X" bracing as more expensive models for clear treble and tight bass
  • Slim, easy-to-play neck with Black Richlite fingerboard
  • Fishman's F1 Analog features
    • Volume Control
    • Tone control with mid-scooped tone
    • Digital chromatic tuner
    • Phase control to improve bass and suppress feedback
    • Includes case
    SPECIFICATIONS
    • Model: OMCPA4
    • Construction: Ply Blocks/Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
    • Body Size: 000-14 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 rosewood
    • Back Purfling: none
    • Side Material: Solid rosewoood
    • Endpiece: none
    • Endpiece Inlay: none
    • Binding: Black Boltaron
    • Top Inlay Style: none
    • 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: Offset Dots - White ABS
    • 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 w/ Black Dots
    • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    • Case: 330 Hardshell
    • Interior Label: none
    • Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
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    MartinPerforming Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT PERFORMNG GUITAR

    By walt young

    from Southern Calif

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    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.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great instrument !

    By ROBERT FLAMBERG

    from New jersey

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    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.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible tones

    By Edward Seffens

    from Temecula, CA

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    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!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfection to me

    By Rifath

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I was looking for a comfortable yet warm sounding guitar for a while. Like a lot of others, I had to pick from Taylor or Martin. I settled with this specific one because, to me, it sounded louder still clear than any other Martin designs. The body style is perfect to my requirement as I am not a big person. I like the built in tuner in Martin's that is absent in Taylor's. My requirement was clear sound that will not get overpowered by other tones. This guitar provides that. I had to order it. It came with the action set up to lowest which is exactly how I wanted. It has been only a few weeks. I could not find any flaws so far. The sound is already upto my expectation. I am wondering how better it might get over time with playing. Happy to own this Guitar.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pure natural tone

      By Edward Seffens

      from Temecula, CA

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      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.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OCMPA4 Rosewood Review

      By Steven Walker

      from St. Peters, MO

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible finishing, amazing sound

      By Cassiano Aimoli

      from South Bend, IN

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      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.

       
      5.0

      Wow!

      By Pete

      from Central PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        First of all I'm a Taylor guy. But having said that this guitar is amazing. How do they get such a warm tone out of this box? I did have to change the strings to what I'm familiar with. I use John Pearse lights. Plugged in to my Line 6 Spider the sound is great and the phase switch gives you so many options. I'm a hard strummer so I set the neck relief just a tad. What a bargain for a Martin in rosewood and sitka.

         
        4.0

        Awesome Guitar - once it's set up properly.

        By John

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series Custom OMCPA4 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I've had this guitar a couple of weeks now. Not my first Martin, actually my 3rd. I have a couple of the Custom X Series, a 000 six-string and a 12-string dreadnought, which are Mexi-builds but it's all I could afford at the time. After playing on them both for over a year, I had saved enough to purchase the Performing Artist Series Rosewood and was super-stoked. The on board tuner is okay, but my trusty Korg analog tuner gets it a lot more precise as far as I'm concerned. I like the tone and phase adjustments and the location of the battery. The finish is awesome and this guitar seems solidly built as it should be. Once I put on the Elixer Light strings that I'm used to, I felt more at home with the guitar and have a few gigs on it now as well as hours of practice. Tone and punch are excellent when you barre chord on it and it also sounds sweet and beautiful when played lightly or picked. I'm still bonding with the guitar, but to far I love it! I hope to play this guitar for many years and make lots of smiles for many people with it.

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