One of the more affordable guitars of the Performing Artist Series, the Martin DCPA5K Electro Acoustic Guitar is an absolute stunner; with its combination of a solid sitka spruce top and koa-patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides. An especially hard wood, solid sitka offers loudness and a bright tone, with particular focus paid to the bass and treble, and in this case sports a tasteful, hand rubbed finish. The body of the guitar being Hawaiian koa wood pattern HPL only adds to the Martin DCPA5K’s clear and precise tone, as well as offering mellowness and, of course, extra volume.
The woods are crafted into the performer’s go-to body shape, the dreadnought, but with the addition of a cutaway to easily get up the neck. The top is reinforced with a hybrid ''X'' scalloped bracing pattern utilising solid sitka spruce braces, and is finished off with an alluring Delmar tortoise colour pickguard. The Martin DCPA5K Electro-Acoustic’s strong, high performance stratabond neck is connected to the body via a mortise/tenon joint, and is topped with a 20-fret, black richlite fingerboard with white offset ABS dot inlays. The fingerboard measures 1-3/4'' at the nut and 2-1/8'' at the twelfth fret, and rests between a white corian nut and a richlite bridge. At the end of the neck the Martin DCPA5K Guitar’s solid, square tapered headstock features a Koa Wood Pattern HPL textured finish headplate, and is equipped with chrome enclosed tuners with small buttons.
Extremely discreet the Martin DCPA5K’s Fishman F1 Analog controls lie almost flush with the guitar’s body, though they are comprised of a tuner, volume, and tone. Although there are only two controls, don’t be fooled, the volume also activates the tuner, while the tone knob gives you access to a phase control. There is also a low battery LED built into the preamp housing, though you can expect to get approximately 185 hours of continuous play between battery changes.
Manufacturer Martin Model DCPA5K Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish Neck Material Brown Stratabond Fingerboard Material Richlite Body Shape Dreadnought Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Fishman F1 Analog Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Chrome Enclosed w/Small Buttons Scale Length 25-1/4" Binding White Plastic Bridge Black Richlite Nut & Saddle White Corian Rosette Two Ring Pickguard Delmar Tortoise Colour Bracing Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
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