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Martin Performing Artist Series BCPA4 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Natural 

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Overview
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: J-14 Fret Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $2,149.00
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    - $500.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,64900

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Whether unplugged or plugged in you get great tone.

A bass for the performing artist, the BCPA4 features sapele back and sides, a solid spruce top, a J-style cutaway body, and Fishman F1 Analog Electronics for deep, rich tone plugged-in or unplugged. It's a perfect marriage of upright and electric tone.

Includes 360 hardshell case.

Features
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: J-14 Fret Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Two Ring
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Bass A-Frame ''X''
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back Material: Solid Sapele
  • Side Material: Solid Sapele
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Special Bass
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Bass Profile
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/Raised Gold Foil
  • Heelcap: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 34''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 17
  • Number Of Frets Total: 23
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1.58''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2.18''
  • Finish Back & Sides: Satin
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Performing Artist Belly - Bass
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Bass - Black
  • Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 360 Hardshell
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog

Martin has been around for over 180 years. Order this guitar to see why Martin is known for great craftsmanship and tone.

 
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MartinPerforming Artist Series BCPA4 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My search is over

By Mjac28

from Midwest

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Build Quality
  • Consistent
  • Electronics
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Neck
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune
  • Tone

Cons

  • Price

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series BCPA4 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

It's a Martin so you expect a certain level of quality this instrument doesn't disappoint it just has a feel to it that lets you know where the money went. I love the neck it's fast and the ebony fretboard gives it a nice dark tone.I had been looking for a long time for the right ABG and after trying many popular cheaper brands I decided I wanted the best I wanted something that was going to last. I loved the plugged in tone the preamp is very adjustable I run mine through a BBE Acoustimax preamp/DI and the tone is to die for!! also Martins have a lifetime warranty this is the last ABG you will ever buy.

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(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ok but no show stopper

By NGCPEEPER

from Pennsylvania

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • No Amp Playing
  • Practicing

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series BCPA4 4-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

The bass is well made and has a very punchy deep bass sound when not plugged in. Martin should have left it at that. Plugged in is horrible. It is boomy and really shows the dead frets on the bass.
I sold my Ovation acoustic electric to buy this one. Bad move. The ovation was a much better instrument.
On the good side, unplugged it is great and will hold its own playing with guitars like the D-28etc. Martin needs to re-think this one.
One more note, it took two tries before I got one that worked well, and I'm going in to get the electronics fixed again this weekend.

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