Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888365048499

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The Martin DCPA1 Plus Performing Artist Series Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar is the flagship of the Performing Artist Series. This beautiful instrument ensures that legendary Martin tone reaches your ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Martin DCPA1 Plus Performing Artist Series Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar is the flagship of the Performing Artist Series. This beautiful instrument ensures that legendary Martin tone reaches your audience in the highest style. With solid East Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top, this instrument integrates state-of-the art electronics with striking aesthetic features, player comfort and exceptional tone.

The Martin DCPA1 Plus features the stunning realism of award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology in a distinctive and easy to use onboard 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.

Enhanced "Easy Mode" Simplifies Operation
F1 Aura+ offers a simplified set of user controls called Easy Mode. This mode allows you to quickly get a feel for the tonal possibilities of F1 Aura+ while providing quick access to the most important features you'll need every day.

Simply press the Tone control to step through 3 custom-blended Aura Image presets as well as audition the uneffected, Gold Plus pickup sound. The one-knob Tone control blends between a natural, undersaddle sound with no EQ (flat) on up to a "scooped" tone with emphasized treble & bass and reduced midrange.

Same great performance and power
For the real tone-tweakers, we've retained the original Performance Mode as well, giving you full access to F1 Aura's powerful 3-band EQs, compressor and automatic anti-feedback. Includes case.

Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Two-ring rosette
  • Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Solid Ovangkol binding
  • 25.4" scale length
  • 1-3/4" width at nut
  • Solid black Richlite bridge
  • Gold tuning machines enclosed with large buttons
  • F1 Aura + electronics
  • Includes case
Specifications
  • Model: DCPA1
    Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: D-14 Fret Cutaway
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Rosette: Two Ring - Pearl
    Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Back Purfling: Solid Ovangkol
    Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Endpiece: none
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: Solid Ovangkol
    Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Fiber
    Side Inlay: none
    Back Inlay: none
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
    Nut Material: Bone
    Headstock: Solid
    Headplate: Black Acrylic
    Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
    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: Arrows & Squares
    Fingerboard Binding: Solid Ovangkol
    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
    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: Gold Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: Bone w/ Pearl Dots
    Pickguard: Dreadnought Style - Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: 345PA Hardshell - Brown
    Interior Label: none
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura +
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinPerforming Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Sweet

By Duck

from Mammoth, Ca.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Love it. great guitar. nothing i don't like about it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Guitar

      By Alan

      from Rancho Cucamonga CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This one's really a masterpiece and a work of art. Sounds cool plugged or unplugged. It's a dream guitar for me and I'm proud of it as one of my collections. The only minor falldown is the quality of the gloss finish at the back and sides. It's not really that first quality in toughness and easily the shine fades in just minutes playing the guitar where it touches my chest and upper arm. I'm wearing my shirt and not even perspiring at all. So I have to polish it every time after I use it for mostly just an hour or less, or else it will permanently lose the polish shine. With my Taylor guitars and the rest, even if I use them all day long and even sweating, the shine never fades. Still, love this guitar though we spend little time together.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By Ole Captain Croked fingers!

      from Afton Wyoming

      Pros

      • Beautiful Electronics
      • Depth Of Tone
      • Great playability
      • Great sustain
      • LOOKS AND FEELS GREAT
      • On board tuner
      • The Tone And Sustain
      • Wonderful Acoustics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • All Around Best
      • Concert
      • Inspires Song Writing
      • Recording In Studio

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I cannot lay this intrument down! I have several guitars I love. One is a Gibson. Another is a breedlove, but this Martin is by far the best.
      I also have a Martin 12 string that I am very happy with especially for group sings and backup rythym. But the DCPA1 is now my absolute favorite! Probably be the last guitar I buy for life, at 59 years old!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Always wanted a Martin

      By Bluesplayer

      from Fruita, Colorado

      Pros

      • Excellent Guitar

      Cons

      • no cons

      Best Uses

      • anything you want

      Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This might not mean much to the readers of this review, but I'm a 71 year old retiree, and since I was 14 years old, trying to learn how to play guitar, I've always dreamed of owning a Martin someday. I could never justify paying the high cost of buying a Martin until now. I decided that in my advanced years, I would finally own one, no matter how good or bad (mostly bad!) a player I am. I've owned some nice acoustic guitars throughout the years, but now that I own a Martin, I realize what a great instrument it really is. It's pricy, but like my Harley, it's worth every penny. This guitar sings! I received it from MF 2 weeks ago, as a Christmas present to myself, and haven't been able to put it down since! Like my Harley, I appreciate the history of Martin guitars. It's overall quality, not to mention it's amazing sound, is unequaled in my opinion.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By J. Strummer

      from Half Moon bay

      Pros

      • Great tone and feel

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I love the sound and feel of this guitar.
        Beautiful workmanship!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Martin DCPA1

        By OKCDusty

        from Oklahoma City

        Pros

        • Martin Can't say enough

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            OMG! Just when you think that Martin has reached the ultimate sound that can be obtained from an accoustic guitar, they make you say "I was wrong"!
            Unplugged this is a great Martin Guitar. It only competes with my D42. Plugged in, it is fantastic. The pictures you've seen don't do it justice. The demo's you may have listened to, don't show it's tonal abilities, and I have not yet explored them all. I gave my HD28VE to a dear friend. They will need to pry this one from my cold dead hands.

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great instrument

            By PaulieKnakk

            from Bethlehem, PA

            Pros

            • Fretboard is easy to play
            • Good Pickups
            • Great sound
            • User friendly

            Cons

            • Pickup batter life

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              The battery life on the pickup lasts an average of 20 hours. When you're a full-time performing musician...This lasts you about 2 weeks (Not good). My Taylor 516CE has the expression system and it lasts me months, and my Guild GAD50 has had the same electronic system in it for 2 years and I haven't replaced the batteries yet. Moral of the story...If you can avoid it...Go for after-market electronics.

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