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Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Shaded Top Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Martin's DCPA4 Shaded Top Acoustic features a 14-fret cutaway body with a solid Sitka spruce top with a polished gloss, warmly shaded finish, and solid sapele sides and back. Its fast and comfortable ... Read More

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Martin's DCPA4 Shaded Top Acoustic features a 14-fret cutaway body with a solid Sitka spruce top with a polished gloss, warmly shaded finish, and solid sapele sides and back. Its fast and comfortable Performing Artist profile neck is made of select hardwood with a black Richlite fingerboard and features offset white ABS dot inlays. Fishman F1 Analog onboard electronics help you amplify the naturally sweet tone of this guitar when you're in a louder environment. The DCPA4 also comes with hybrid X scalloped bracing, dovetail neckjoint, white Corian nut, two-ring rosette, compensated white tusq saddle, Delmar tortoise color pickguard, and chrome enclosed tuning machines.

Includes 345 Hardshell case.

  • Construction: Ply Blocks/Simple Dovetail 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 Sapele
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Solid Sapele
  • 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 w/ 17 Style Shading
  • 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: 345 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none
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from Nowhere, ND

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This is the first Martin I have owned and I am pleased. It has a great sound. You get what you pay for when buying a guitar and this was a very nice buy. I went to a bunch of music stores to try guitars out but nobody had Martin's so I tried a few Taylor's, Takamine, and a few others like Yamaha so I didn't know how the guitar was going to feel or sound when I ordered it. I was a little concerned about the neck width when it showed up from UPS, but after playing it for a while, all doubts I had about it quickly disappeared. I love it now. The built in tuner is ok, I don't really use it since I have a clip-on that I think is more accurate. I don't play with an amp so I have never used the electronics so I really can't give you an opinion on those. I am not disappointed in my purchase and wouldn't hesitate to buy again if I had to again. Love the looks of it too.

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