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Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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Beautiful tone and style with high quality electronics.

The Martin DCPA1 Plus Performing Artist Series Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar is the flagship of the Performing Artist Series. This beautiful instrument ensures that legendary Martin tone reaches your audience in the highest style. With solid East Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top, this instrument integrates state-of-the art electronics with striking aesthetic features, player comfort and exceptional tone.

The Martin DCPA1 Plus features the stunning realism of award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology in a distinctive and easy to use onboard preamp system. The heart of this onboard intelligence is its ability to replicate the sound of nine different world-class studio microphones. Delivered in an intuitive menu driven interface that is very versatile with controls placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing. Controlled with two low profile control buttons and a single large, bright LED display. Placed in perfect position for total ease of operation while performing.

Enhanced "Easy Mode" Simplifies Operation
F1 Aura+ offers a simplified set of user controls called Easy Mode. This mode allows you to quickly get a feel for the tonal possibilities of F1 Aura+ while providing quick access to the most important features you'll need every day.

Simply press the Tone control to step through 3 custom-blended Aura Image presets as well as audition the uneffected, Gold Plus pickup sound. The one-knob Tone control blends between a natural, undersaddle sound with no EQ (flat) on up to a "scooped" tone with emphasized treble & bass and reduced midrange.

Same great performance and power
For the real tone-tweakers, we've retained the original Performance Mode as well, giving you full access to F1 Aura's powerful 3-band EQs, compressor and automatic anti-feedback. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Two-ring rosette
  • Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Solid Ovangkol binding
  • 25.4" scale length
  • 1-3/4" width at nut
  • Solid black Richlite bridge
  • Gold tuning machines enclosed with large buttons
  • F1 Aura + electronics
  • Includes case

Beautiful tone and style with high quality electronics.

SPECIFICATIONS

Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Model: DCPA1
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Two Ring - Pearl
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: Solid Ovangkol
  • Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Endpiece: none
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Solid Ovangkol
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Fiber
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid
  • Headplate: Black Acrylic
  • Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
  • 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: Arrows & Squares
  • Fingerboard Binding: Solid Ovangkol
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • 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: Gold Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Bone w/ Pearl Dots
  • Pickguard: Dreadnought Style - Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 345PA Hardshell - Brown
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura +

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MartinPerforming Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

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5.0

Awesome Guitar

Pros

  • Beautiful Electronics
  • Depth Of Tone
  • Great playability
  • Great sustain
  • LOOKS AND FEELS GREAT
  • On board tuner
  • The Tone And Sustain
  • Wonderful Acoustics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • All Around Best
  • Concert
  • Inspires Song Writing
  • Recording In Studio

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I cannot lay this intrument down! I have several guitars I love. One is a Gibson. Another is a breedlove, but this Martin is by far the best.
I also have a Martin 12 string that I am very happy with especially for group sings and backup rythym. But the DCPA1 is now my absolute favorite! Probably be the last guitar I buy for life, at 59 years old!

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5.0

Always wanted a Martin

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from Fruita, Colorado

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Pros

  • Excellent Guitar

Cons

  • no cons

Best Uses

  • anything you want

Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This might not mean much to the readers of this review, but I'm a 71 year old retiree, and since I was 14 years old, trying to learn how to play guitar, I've always dreamed of owning a Martin someday. I could never justify paying the high cost of buying a Martin until now. I decided that in my advanced years, I would finally own one, no matter how good or bad (mostly bad!) a player I am. I've owned some nice acoustic guitars throughout the years, but now that I own a Martin, I realize what a great instrument it really is. It's pricy, but like my Harley, it's worth every penny. This guitar sings! I received it from MF 2 weeks ago, as a Christmas present to myself, and haven't been able to put it down since! Like my Harley, I appreciate the history of Martin guitars. It's overall quality, not to mention it's amazing sound, is unequaled in my opinion.

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5.0

Great guitar

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from Half Moon bay

Pros

  • Great tone and feel

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I love the sound and feel of this guitar.
    Beautiful workmanship!

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    • No

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Martin DCPA1

    Pros

    • Martin Can't say enough

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        OMG! Just when you think that Martin has reached the ultimate sound that can be obtained from an accoustic guitar, they make you say "I was wrong"!
        Unplugged this is a great Martin Guitar. It only competes with my D42. Plugged in, it is fantastic. The pictures you've seen don't do it justice. The demo's you may have listened to, don't show it's tonal abilities, and I have not yet explored them all. I gave my HD28VE to a dear friend. They will need to pry this one from my cold dead hands.

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great instrument

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        from Bethlehem, PA

        Pros

        • Fretboard is easy to play
        • Good Pickups
        • Great sound
        • User friendly

        Cons

        • Pickup batter life

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Performing Artist Series DCPA1 Plus Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The battery life on the pickup lasts an average of 20 hours. When you're a full-time performing musician...This lasts you about 2 weeks (Not good). My Taylor 516CE has the expression system and it lasts me months, and my Guild GAD50 has had the same electronic system in it for 2 years and I haven't replaced the batteries yet. Moral of the story...If you can avoid it...Go for after-market electronics.

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