Martin DCPA4 Rosewood 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Martin DCPA4R Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Martin DCPA4 Rosewood

Chris Cornell from Soundgarden is probably the best known artist who plays this guitar.


  • Body Shape: Dreadnaught - Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body: Solid East Indian Rosewood back & sides
  • Finish: Gloss - Natural
  • Bridge: Richlite
  • Neck: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Profile: Performing Artist
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Nut: White Corian
  • Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Analog preamp & pickup


As you would expect, the vast majority of customer reviews are extremely positive whether they are talking about the sound, look or quality. One thing that stood out in reviews was the number people who praised the level of sustain it produces. There were even a few people who compared it favorably to the more expensive Martin D-28. Both the acoustic and plugged in tone were repeatedly complimented.


There were no consistently reported negatives although there was one person who wrote at length complaining about the high price of this guitar and Martin guitars in general.


Based on reviews the DCPA4 Rosewood guitar excels at both live performance and recording.