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
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.
Solid Sitka spruce top
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
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 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
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 +
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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.