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Martin DCPA1 Addy/Madagascar Rosewood #1550257 - Used, from Martin

A rare and incredible used Madagascar Rosewood Dreadnought from Martin! Equipped with the Fishman F1 Aura+ 

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What We Think

Condition: Used, Good

Man, this is a great playing guitar! Loud and comfortable with a unique voice that carries and sings whether you are strumming, flatpicking, or fingerpicking. Reminiscent of some vintage Martins, this guitar has great bell-like tones, especially in the low end. It is glassy - bright but without a sharp, trebly bite. Warm, balanced and articulate - trust me, this rare find from Martin is definitely worth checking out! 

This guitar has some notable spots on the neck where the finish started to lift, other signs of play include buckle rash and binding blemishes, pictures of wear are included in the photo gallery. However, our luthier took the time to improve the playability, structural integrity, and cosmetics of this guitar to be up to our standards and it is sounding and looking fantastic!

Luthiers Notes:

This Martin has moderate finish wear (pictured) and has received repair work in and out of our shop. Our luthier has looked over the work done outside of our shop and found it has had a professionally done bridge reglue and the nut has been shimmed.

While in our shop this Martin received a complete setup, seven new frets and has addressed the lifting finish on the neck and is now stabilized.

Martin DCPA1 AddyMadagascar Rosewood #1550257 Quick 'n Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Derek Lebo tests out a Martin DCPA1 Addy/Madagascar Rosewood #1550257. 

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Manufacturer's Description from Martin

The Martin DCPA1 -- a very special dovetail Performing Artist guitar -- reflects the best of Martin innovation, expert craftsmanship, and selection of superior tonewoods. As a PA series model, this dreadnought includes a unique slim tapered fast neck for exceptional player comfort in all positions, a smaller and lighter PA "belly" bridge for greater tonal response, and increased string spacing for easier finger picking. It also includes the new state-of-the-art Fishman F1 Aura + onboard electronics system that delivers striking acoustic realism and projection. 
Plugged in or pure acoustic, this is a great sounding guitar - and with good reason. The top is solid Adirondack spruce, pearl inlaid in the 41 style, and driven by 5/16 inch Adirondack scalloped braces, forward-shifted in the "Golden Era" X pattern. The back, sides, and headplate are Madagascar Rosewood, selected for its beauty and close acoustic and visual resemblance to Brazilian Rosewood. Solid black ebony is used for the fingerboard and bridge. 
Details include grained Ivoroid bindings, Delmar beveled tortoise color pickguard, special "alternative torch" inspired position inlays, gold enclosed tuners, bone nut, and saddle. One of the most distinctive Performing Artist production models to date.
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About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.


Serial Number: 1550257
- Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret Cutaway
- Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
- Rosette: Style 45
- Top Bracing Pattern: Standard "X"Scalloped (GE Style), Forward-Shifted
- Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16 in.
- Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
- Back Purfling: Style 45 Golden Era
- Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Top Inlay Style: Style 41
- Back Inlay: Black/Maple Fiber
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
- Nut Material: Bone
- Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper
- Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
- Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
- Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.4 in.
- Frets Clear: 14
- Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4 in.
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8 in.
- Fingerboard Position Inlays: Alternative Torch inspired inlays
- Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
- Finish Top: Polished Gloss
- Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
- Bridge MaterialSolid Black Ebony
- Bridge Style: Performing Artist Belly
- Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16in.
- Saddle: 16 in. Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Gold Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
- Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
- Bridge & End Pins: Bone with Select Pearl dots
- Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
- Case: Geib style - Gray
- Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura+