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Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a cutaway and is constructed with solid tonewoods. The back and sides are matched from African sapele, similar in appea... 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

The Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a cutaway and is constructed with solid tonewoods. The back and sides are matched from African sapele, similar in appearance and tone to mahogany. Bookmatched Sitka spruce soundboard utilizes Martin's Hybrid "A-Frame" scalloped bracing.

The Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric features a slim, more parallel taper at the 12th fret, allowing for a more comfortable playing width up the neck. The bridge spacing is also modified to 2-3/16 in. - splitting the difference between Martin's two traditional spacings.

Along with the look, feel, and enhanced performance of Martin's existing Performing Artist Series models, the DCPA4 also features the new, simplified Fishman F1 Analog electronics system. Includes case.

Features
  • Body size: D-14 fret cutaway
  • Top: solid sitka spruce
  • Rosette: two ring
  • Back material: solid sapele
  • Side material: solid sapele
  • Binding: black boltaron
  • Neck shape: performing artist profile
  • Headstock: solid/square taper
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4"
  • fFngerboard position inlays: offset dots - white abs
  • Bridge material: black richlite
  • Bridge style: performing artist belly
  • Tuning machines: chrome enclosed w/ large buttons
  • Pickguard: tortoise color
  • Case: 375pa hardshell -brown
  • Interior: label none
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 analog
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MartinPerforming Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin Makes A Workingman Acoustics

By Paul Stockwicz

from Schaghticoke, NY

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

If your looking for a real workhorse acoustic guitar look no farther. The NEW Martin DCPA4 Deadnought has it all over anything out there in the $1200 price range. I tried out 9 guitars before settling on this one. Taylor 314CE, Breedloves,Tak's Guilds, Baden,Other Martins even Larrivee's. All great guitar but the DCPA4 with it's Deep Martin Tone and Brilliant Treble plugged in or not won me over. The action can be set extremely low and handles extra light string very well for you Electric Guitar Player out there. The Aura F1 Analog Pickup is second to none. Perfect for live performances. Very simple, two very useable controls knob. One for volume/engaging tuner by holding down the volume button. The other is a Mid/Bass Shift/Tone/Notch Filter engaded again by pushing down the tone button and a highly visiable Tuner window. Martin quality all the way except for the fretboard. They use what they call Black Richlight (Composite). Don't get hung up on it though, remember the notes change on the frets not the board itself. I struggled with that a first too but then again I play a Maple Neck Strat so I got over it quick. This guitar will inspire you to play more and more and get's better each day. All wood NO Laminate sides or back. Martin really got this one right for the money.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar Rocks!

By Mike

from Woodbridge, Va

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I picked up this guitar last week from my local Guitar Center and let me tell you that it really rocks. I chose it after trying several Martins, Taylors, Breedloves, and Gibsons. In this price range there is just nothing out there to beat it. The tone of the guitar is full and like no other (I found the Taylors and Breedloves to be too bright for my ear). Of the Martins I tried this one carried the fullest range of sound. I compared it to a Gibson J-45 and was sold on the Martin. This is really one great guitar!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar plays "like buttah"!!!

By Jay Wagner

from Tulsa, OK

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I now have a true Martin!!! I've owned a Sigma since 1984 (my first acoustic) and now I'm the proud owner of a DCPA4. I love the sound, even though I don't have an amp (but the way it sounded plugged in at the GC blew me away.) I know I'm in the honeymoon phase, but it plays like a dream! Keeping my Sigma for my 8 yr old son's first guitar. My '74 Guild J-212 is at the Luthier's having some (ahem...) work done. She's a beauty too. I have to pinch myself; a Guild AND a Martin in the house.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

price range gem!

By lorenzo roman

from hoboken new jersey

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i went into GC about a year ago searching for an all solid guitar. i did my research both hands on and online and this was the one that sits at home with me. the feel is great especially since its satin so no sliding around when wet like some other necks.its gives alot of volume before even sounding fuzzy. i did switch out the strings to martin mediums since im a heavy rhythm player and this baby has more attitude than my 530 tak. electronics are good, clicking on the left button (facing the player) basically kills all if any feedback when plugged in, and the idea of having the ability to adjust the pre-amp sound from strumming to fingerpick to solo is helpful and you can actually hear the difference, the knob is not there for show. tuner is spot on aswell. ive waited about a year so i could really know how it plays. i play in my church 3-4 times a week and it has presence and cuts through the bass piano and the electic smoothly. overall this guitar is versitle both un/plugged and can get mean when it has to.deff top in its range and gives higher-ends a run for the mula.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By William Turner

from Smithville Tn

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I started learning on an Epiphone AJ, now comparing this to the Epiphone or any other guitar it makes them sound awful. It has a deep tone and the neck is slim which makes it easier to do solos. Has a great tuner on board and sounds good through an acoustic amp. Overall great guitar, and at a good price for an American Martin.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable guitar!

By Timothy Schwanke

from Clarksville, TN

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was unsure of whether to go with the cheapest acoustic electric that Martin had to offer in the DCX1E or the more expensive DCPA4 that I ended up purchasing. I have to say that I am glad I spent the few extra hundred dollars to buy this excellent guitar. Everything came ready to go right out of the box. Everything was in perfect condition ready to be played. It came with a care guide as well as a Fishman guide for the onboard tuner and electronics. Smell of the solid woods was amazing! Favorite about it is the tone, especially that low E. Could totally tell the difference from my Fender 140SCE. Strumming and all fingerpicking styles sound awesome on this guitar. The onboard tuner works great as well. I really like how Martin made everything simple with just two knobs. Hold in the volume knob for two seconds and it enters your tuner, which will mute the guitar if your on a PA system or amp. Click the volume knob once more to exit that. The left knob is your tone adjustment knob. Turn it to the left for strumming and back to the right for fingerpicking. Surprisingly it enables the guitar to have almost all the tones I am looking for with just that one knob. I don't have anything negative to say about the DCPA4 and would absolutely recommend this guitar to anyone. I would also highly recommend that if you are looking at the DCX1E to take a hard look at this one and spend the few extra hundred dollars if you have it!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Workhorse guitar!

By lorenzo roman

from hoboken nj

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am in the worship group in my church, and i was in need of an upgrade from my previous guitar. i have had this guitar over a year now and ive grown with it. i slapped on some medium gauge strings and this guitar plays mean. its very loud and cuts through. so far no complaints and even received compliments on how awesome it is. now plugged in through my marshall as50d it plays amp'd just like it sounds unplugged. the electronics are good and the tuner is a good one. As an acoustic guitarist the main problem is of course feedback. on this guitar its not an issue, just click on the tone knob and it eliminates the feedback like a charm. overall its an amazing guitar for the price and beats other high end guitars around the price range. definitely a great buy!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SICK Martin

By Jackson Kemp

from Columbia, SC

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

If your looking for a real workhorse acoustic guitar look no farther. The NEW Martin DCPA4 Deadnought has it all over anything out there . I tried out 9 guitars before settling on this one. Taylor 314CE, Breedloves,Tak's Guilds, Baden,Other Martins even Larrivee's. All great guitar but the DCPA4 with it's Deep Martin Tone and Brilliant Treble plugged in or not won me over. The action can be set extremely low and handles extra light string very well for you Electric Guitar Player out there. The Aura F1 Analog Pickup is second to none. Perfect for live performances. Very simple, two very useable controls knob. One for volume/engaging tuner by holding down the volume button. The other is a Mid/Bass Shift/Tone/Notch Filter engaded again by pushing down the tone button and a highly visiable Tuner window. Martin quality all the way except for the fretboard. They use what they call Black Richlight (Composite). Don't get hung up on it though, remember the notes change on the frets not the board itself. I struggled with that a first too but then again I play a Maple Neck Strat so I got over it quick. This guitar will inspire you to play more and more and get's better each day. All wood NO Laminate sides or back. Martin really got this one right for the money.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar

By Colorado Bob

from Westcliffe, CO

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Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just got me this model today. Wow....I can't put it down. Full, round sound and great electronics on it. I have never owned a Martin until now. I do own a Gibson J-45 (which I love) and an old Guild (still a great guitar), but this adds another dimension to the sounds I have from those guitars. Easy playing and rich texture with good sustain. It's worth checking it out!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for the price

By TN

from Fremont, CA

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

it is a wonderfull product. I love it the more with Elixir Strings. Very helpfull review from other buyers. Thanks! TN

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