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The 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 mahogan... Read More

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The 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 DCPA4 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" - splitting the difference between Martin's 2 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 cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

my first Martin

By Robert

from Clearwater, Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Sounds the same plugged in or acoustic
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • I have one issue with string spacing at the nut

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

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

I have had this guitar for about 4 or 5 years and it just keeps sounding better. Haven't played enough this last year, been busy with my 1 year old daughter. She loves it when I play, especially the Martin. I have used it a ton live in solo performances and also open mic performances/setting, it has always sounded good. I have also used in studio, mic'd or plugged in. When I add my LR Baggs para acoustic DI to the end of my efx chain and run an xlr out, it sounds great. Martin should add either a combo jack input or an extra xlr, Ibanez does it, they sound a lot better. Also, my nut was not cut correctly and sometimes my high e-string slips off the bottom of the fret board. So far not frustrating enough to fix, but it's on my list... I believe, though I may be wrong, that there is supposed to be .25" between each string and the bottom of my b-string is only about 3/16" from top of my high e. This may seem ridiculous, but go play a guitar with uneven string spacing, harder than you would think.

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5.0

Love this guitar

By Colorado Bob

from westcliffe, Colorado

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 cutaway 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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5.0

Sweet Guitar

By Richard Godbey

from Henderson Nevada

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

Very pleased with the guitar's action right out of the case. Beautiful, full, rich sound. Built in tuner is awesome; chromatic. The package came quickly via UPS, no damage. The included hard case is perfectly fitted with a nice, deep, gadget pocket. This one is going to be a classic! The smell of your new Martin will intoxicate...enjoy! 5 stars!

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5.0

Simply Awesome!

By Ray Brown

from El Dorado, Ca

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

The electronics on this are really cool..Although no one really knew how to demostrate it to me...The tone control is not JUST a tone control, by pushing on it u can change to different preset tones...It has that beautiful shimmer that I like pluggged in..When it's not, sounds beautiful, has a little punch in the low end if u like that..

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5.0

Workhorse guitar!

By lorenzo roman

from hoboken nj

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 cutaway 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!

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By William Turner

from Smithville Tn

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 cutaway 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.

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5.0

The Epitome of Quality and Value

By Maynard Raguine

from Oxnard, CA

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

I finally saved up enough money to buy a quality guitar that I've been waiting years for to buy. I looked at the best that Takamine, Taylor, and Martin had to offer from the 1000 to 1500 dollar range; and the DCPA4 won me over easily. The combination of tonewoods make that undeniable, warm and smooth Martin tone with that lingering sustain. Satin finish on the back and sides with a glossed top really make the guitar's voice sound out with so much volume and clarity. The built-in tuner is really helpful also. The guitar's electronics are simple, awesome, easy to use, and analog; so that means it's going to be fairly easier to service when needed. Simple ornamentation make the guitar look as great as it sounds. For the price range this guitar is in, I don't think there is anything better out there.

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5.0

Absolutely Amazing

By Matthew Roberts

from KY

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

You can't go wrong here. If you want to plug in or play acoustic, this one has amazing sound. I was totally blown away by the quality you can get for this price. The tone knob is much easier to use than a multi-band eq. I could never get the eq's adjusted to please me, but a single tone knob is simple to adjust to my liking. Stunning finish as well. I couldn't be any happier!

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5.0

Unbelievable guitar!

By Timothy Schwanke

from Clarksville, TN

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 cutaway 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!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

price range gem!

By lorenzo roman

from hoboken new jersey

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA4 cutaway 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.

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