The DCPA5K is one of Martin’s most affordable Preforming Artist Series.
It features a beautiful koa patterned high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides in combination with solid sitka spruce.
What is HPL you ask?
One day, while walking through the factory, Chris Martin saw the bits and pieces of leftovers from cutting wood and realised it can be utilised to something good.
This evolved to the HPL which is used on the this guitar.
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, the DCPA5K is a very lively, natural sounding guitar with a lot of power and loudness.
A key feature making the Martin DCPA5K a great performing guitar is the Fishman F-1 pickup system it comes with. It is such a simple pickup to use and the result is great with no hassle.
Also the tuner comes handy and reacts fast when in use.
|Series||Performing Artist Series|
|Manufacturer Part Number||DCPA5K|
|Body Type||Auditorium, Classical 4/4, Concert, Dreadnought, Jumbo, Mini Jumbo, Orchestra, Other, Parlor, Travel/Small|
|Massive/Laminate Wood||Massive Body, Massive Top|
|Top Material Family||Ash, Basswood, Blackwood, Bunya, Cedar, Cherry, Dao, Koa, Mahogany, Maple, Pine, Poplar, Redwood, Spruce, Ziricote|
|Body Material Family||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Agathis, Alder, Aluminum, Ash, Balsa, Basswood, Blackwood, Cherry, Cocobolo, Dao, HPL, Koa, Limewood, Mahogany, Maple, Meranti, Myrtlewood, Nato, Nyatoh, Oak, Okoume, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Pine, Poplar, Radiata, Rosewood, Sapele, Sassafras, Snakewood, Spruce, Swamp Ash, Walnut, Zebrawood, Ziricote|
|Fretboard Material Family||Brownwood, Ebony, Ferro, Jatoba, Katalox, Laurel, Maple, Micarta, Oak, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Richlite, Rosewood, Sonokeling, Walnut, Wenge, Ziricote|
|Neck Material Family||Birch, Cedar, Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Nato, Okoume, Panga Panga, Rosewood, Sapele, Wenge|
|String Number||10, 11, 12, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Number of Frets||17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24|
|Neck joint at||12th fret, 13th fret, 14th fret|
|Pickup Configuration||Microphone, Piezo|
|Active Pickup?||No, Yes|
|Pickup Brand||Aguilar, Aria, B&G Guitars, Bare Knuckle, Baton Rouge, Cole Clark, Crafter, Delano, DiMarzio, Duesenberg, EMG, ESP Ltd., Fender, Fishman, Gibson, Godin, Gretsch, Harmony, Häussel Pickups, Höfner, Ibanez, Kent Armstrong, L.R. Baggs, Lag, Lakland, Lindy Fralin, Lollar, Macmull Custom Guitars, Music Man, Nik Huber, Prodipe, Prodipe Guitars, PRS, Reveho, Rickenbacker, Sandberg, Schecter, Seymour Duncan, Shadow, Squier, Strandberg, Suhr, Takamine, Taylor, Tim Shaw, TV Jones, Wilkinson, Yamaha|
|Lefty/Right Handed||Left Handed, Right Handed|
|Colour||Black, Blue, Brown, Burgundy, Burst, Copper, Cream, Gold, Green, Grey, Natural, Orange, Other, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow|