Published On: Fri, May 10th, 2013

Martin Reveal Three New Performing Arts Series Models

This sleek new trio of Performing Arts Series acoustic guitars was first shown at Frankfurt Musicmesse

C. F. Martin & Co. unveiled three new Performing Artist series models at  Musikmesse this year. This new trio of acoustics are all dressed in black and are updated from the original black X series.All three are equipped with Fishman F1 Analog electronics and will retail for $1099.Features include tops, backs and sides that are all Jett Black HPL Textured finish, fingerboards and bridges made of black Richlite, and Performing Artist Neck profiles in black Stratabond.

Here’s the specs…

OMCPA5 BLACK: This 000-14 Fret Cutaway model with black Corian nut features an OM-14 fret cutaway, Martin “X” bracing with solid Sitka spruce 5/16” top braces, a solid square taper headstock, a two ring rosette, and a Performing Artist belly style bridge.  Tuning machines are chrome enclosed with small buttons, and the bridge and end pins are in black with white dots.  The model also includes Fishman F1 Analog electronics and a foil label.  Recommended strings for the model are Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100).

GPCPA5 BLACK: This model features black Corian nut, a mortise/tenon neck joint, a GPC-14 fret cutaway, Martin “X” bracing with solid Sitka spruce 5/16” top bracing, a solid square taper headstock, fingerboard position inlays with offset dots in white ABS, a two ring rosette and a Performing Artist belly style bridge. Tuning machines are chrome enclosed with small buttons, and the bridge and end pins are in black with white dots.  The model also includes Fishman F1 Analog electronics and a foil label.  Recommended strings for the model are Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100).
DCPA5 BLACK: This model features black Corian nut, a mortise/tenon neck joint, a D-14 fret cutaway, Martin “X” bracing with solid Sitka spruce 5/16” top braces, a solid square taper headstock, fingerboard position inlays with offset dots in white ABS, a two ring rosette and a Performing Artist belly style bridge. Tuning machines are chrome enclosed with small buttons, and the bridge and end pins are in black with white dots.  The model also includes Fishman F1 Analog electronics and a foil label.  Recommended strings for the model are Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100).

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