Check out one of Martin’s most affordable performing artist series.

The Martin brand is well known for the quality of guitars they manufacture. Their products have been serving guitarists and music enthusiasts for years now. The Martin DCPA5K is a recent one; let’s see what upgrades it has. 


What upgrades should you expect?

The Martin DCPA5K features beautiful koa patterned high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides combined with solid Sitka spruce.


Beautiful Square High-Pressure Laminate body

You might be wondering what “high-pressure laminate (HPL)” means;

On a fateful day, Chris Martin, while taking a walk in the factory, noticed some bits and pieces of leftovers lying around. These leftovers were from cutting wood; he realised that he could use this for something good.

These leftovers evolved to the HPL used on the Martin DCPA5K. HPL is light, cost-effective and most important, sounds different and nice.

Combined with a solid Spruce top, X-1 bracing, and the vast experience and quality of Martin’s craftsmanship, this body material produces a very lively, natural-sounding guitar with a lot of power and loudness.

The top is made from solid Sitka Spruce, and the neck material is Brown Birch Laminate wood.


A sturdy Fretboard

The fretboard of Martin DCPA5K is FSC Certified Richlite and houses 20 frets. You can find six strings running all the length of the fretboard.

This combination provides extra appeal and contributes to the rhythm of the guitar.


Performance of the Martin DCPA5K sound

The Fishman F-1 pickup system is a major component that makes the Martin DCPA5K a wonderful performing guitar. It’s such an easy pickup, and the end product is fantastic with minimal effort.

The tuner is also useful and reacts quickly when in use.

These, alongside other features, ensure that you don’t need much strength when trying to pull strings. 


Our take on the Martin DCPA5K

 A lot of work went into the making of the Martin DCPA5K. The build is worth the hype, and it definitely sounds better than most other guitars in its class.

You can check out and compare the performance of this guitar with our demo player.


DCPA5K technical specifications

Manufacturer Martin
Series Performing Artist Series
String Number 6
Body Type Family Dreadnought
Body Type Square Shoulder
Cutaway? Yes
Solid/Laminate Wood Solid Top
Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Material HPL
Fretboard Material FSC Certified Richlite
Neck Material Brown Birch Laminate
Number of Frets 20
Neck joint at 14th fret
Scale Length (inch) 25.4
Nut Width (inch) 1.75
Finish Natural
Amplification Piezo
Pickup Active/Passive Active
Pickup Brand Fishman
Pickup Model F1 Analog
Left-Friendly? Yes
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In Mexico
GTIN 14 729789406482

DCPA5K reviews & comparison videos

DCPA5K reviews & comparison

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