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Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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One of Martin's most affordable Performing Artist models, the DCPA5K is available in a dreadnought body size with a solid Sitka spruce top, koa-patte...Read More

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Excellent value with a solid spruce top and convenient Fishman F1 Analog electronics.

One of Martin's most affordable Performing Artist models, the DCPA5K is available in a dreadnought body size with a solid Sitka spruce top, koa-patterned high pressure laminate back and sides, High Performance Neck and Fishman's F1 Analog electronics.

Fishman's F1 Analog preamp system
The F1 Analog has 2 control knobs and one display. By pressing the volume button down for 2 seconds the tuner is activated. The innovative one-knob tone control lets you choose between a natural, undersaddle sound with no EQ (fully counter-clockwise) on up to a "mid- scooped" tone with emphasized treble & bass and reduced midrange. Pressing the tone knob repearedly cycles through various phase settings that improve bass response while aiming to suppress unwanted feedback. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • D-14 size
  • Solid Sikta spruce top
  • Koa Wood Pattern HPL back and sides
  • Hybrid ''X'' scalloped top bracing
  • Black Richlite fingerboard
  • Fishman's F1 Analog features
  • Volume Control
  • Tone control with mid-scooped tone
  • Digital chromatic tuner
  • Phase control to improve bass and suppress feedback
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Model: DCPA5K
    Construction: Mortise/Tenon 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: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Side Material: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Neck Material: Brown Stratabond
    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
    Nut Material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    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
    Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
    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 Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Inlay
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: Available as an option
    Interior Label: Black Foil
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog
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MartinPerforming Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful instrument, beautiful sound

By MomVee

from NJ

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar for my daughter, who's been breaking her heart over her grandmother's old, low-cost guitar--or borrowing a friend's plug-in for gigs. She is thrilled with it: "no buzz!" she said within seconds of picking it up. The neck isn't too big for her small hands. The sound is absolutely gorgeous, rich and smooth, and the guitar is a pleasure to hold and look at.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar!

By jmack61

from Quinlan,TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is AMAZING! After playing this one I could never justify paying more for a guitar. Right out of the box, after tuning, the action was very low without any hint of fret buzz. The quality of the sound can't be beat. The built-in tuner works great and the guitar stays in tune very well. I would definitely recommend this one to ANYONE looking to purchase a new guitar!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar

By mcrossdc

from Port Washington, WI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent price
  • Great Sounding Guitar

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Playing for fun

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Love this guitar. Bought it used at a great price.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Second Martin purchase

By wheeler750

from Picton Ontario Canada

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This instrument is just as good, if not better that some others 3 times the price .. It has a very rich tone even without the electric plugged in. It does not look that fancy, but it sure has the great sound and that's the main purpose

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING GUTAR!!!

By ALMOSTPOETRY3

from KILLEEN, TX

Pros

  • Great sound
  • Looks great
  • Low action
  • Stays in tune
  • very easy to play

Cons

  • No case included
  • No Top Bonding

Best Uses

  • Jam Sessions
  • Plugged In
  • Small gigs

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The second I picked up this guitar and started playing it I knew it was the one for me. Feels great in your hands and has an amazing martin tone with easy playability. Love the F1 electronics and built in chromatic tuner. I have only been playing for about four months and this guitar is my holy grail!! I do wish they would have used some kind of binding for the top as well as included a case for the guitar. When you are paying that kind of money for a guitar I think a case should be included! Other than that this is an amazing guitar and you will not be disapointed!! BUY ONE!!!

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST GUITAR IN THE WORLD!

Pros

  • Beautiful wood
  • Big Punch
  • Bright
  • Mellow
  • So Much Tone
  • Tonally Interchangable
  • Tonally Interchangeable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions
    • Live Performances
    • Practicing
    • Studio Time

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    (Acoustically) This guitar amazed me in every way possible. I love how I have so much control over the whole mind of the guitar. I can make it bright, and I can make it mellow. It is tonally interchangeable. Why this surprises me is because it has koa wood. Koa wood doesn't usually give a bright or mellow sound at all. But with the Spruce top, it the Spruce will definetely change the sound of anything.

    (Electronically)I am totally stunned with this guitar's electronic abilities. It takes the acoustic sound and carries it onto the P/A system, with an even clearer sound. You can hear every single little pick. The Fishman F1 Analog is a bit intimidating, but I watched some videos and it turned out to be super simple to manage.

    (Overall) I do use the recommended strings, which are the "Martin SP Lifespan: Light Gauge Phosphor Bronze". If you go on the sweetwater website, they are selling a 1-pack for 10.49 and a 2-pack for 15.99. Obviously, I got the 2-pack. Super super satisfied with the look, sound, and feel of the guitar. Couldn't be any more satisfied. Totally awesome.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Guitar is Great !!!

    By LB

    from Pa

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series 2015 DCPA5K Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar sounds great, and is very easy to play. The guitar stays in tune, while playing and even after many days of resting in the case. The guitar is well made, looks good, and is a great value. Buy one today, you will not be sorry.

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