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    Martin Performing Artist Series OMCPA1 Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Orchestra Guitar with Case

    Solid Sitka Spruce top, with Fishman F1 Aura electronics.

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    Martin OMCPA1 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case) Product Description

    C.F. Martin & Co. is proud to announce the launch of the "Performing Artist Series." This innovative line of acoustic/electric guitars provides flexibility and professionalism for guitarists, from small coffee houses to large arenas to simply recording with your laptop or in a professional studio.

    The OMCPA1 Orchestra Model combines Martin's legendary tone and styling, while adding player comfort and on-stage performance capability. Additionally, it is equipped with Fishman's newly designed onboard sound reinforcement system, the F1 Aura.

    "A good percentage of the market wants to plug in their acoustic guitars, either for performance, studio or home recording," said Chris Martin IV, Chairman and CEO Martin Guitar. "As musical trends evolve, we will remain committed to providing the finest acoustic guitars available in both acoustic and acoustic/electric configuration."

    Each model in the Performing Artist Series offers its own distinctive acoustic and plugged-in sound for the discerning player. The OMCPA1 is well balanced, offering warm bass response with crisp clear trebles, and the same well-known Martin construction including solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce soundboard with hybrid scalloped bracing, a genuine ebony headplate, fingerboard and bridge, and a patented mortise and tenon neck joint.

    The Performing Artist Series features many firsts for the company, including a more parallel neck profile with a slimmer taper at the 12th fret, giving the guitar comfortable width in the first few frets plus a faster feel for lead-work as you move up the neck. The new smaller bridge design reduces mass and increases the soundboard's tonal response.

    Striking new aesthetic features include a pearl Martin block-style logo inlaid into the ebony headplate. New fingerboard inlays use traditional squares in colorful blue paua, flanked by arrow designs adding to the guitar's sleek modern style. A newly-designed two-ring rosette borders the sound-hole with a stunning combination of blue paua and wood fiber inlays. Finely polished gloss lacquer highlights the body's beauty, while a durable satin finish on the guitar's neck adds to the quicker feel and player's comfort.

    The new Fishman F1 Aura features the stunning realism of award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology in a distinctive and easy to use onboard preamp system. State-of-the-art features include: digital chromatic tuner, volume and blend controls, independent 3-band EQ for both pickup and image signals, compressor, phase control and an automatic anti-feedback filter with up to 3 notches. The heart of the F1 Aura is its ability to replicate the sound of nine different world-class studio microphones. Fishman engineers have carefully captured images of the sound that these high-quality microphones "hear" and allow you to blend it in with the legendary Gold Plus under saddle pickup. The preamp design utilizes low-noise components, 32-bit internal processing and 24-bit audio conversion for an incredibly clean and quiet output.

    A Limited Lifetime Warranty covers all "Performing Artist Series" models purchased from authorized Martin dealers in the U.S. and Canada. To protect your investment, each guitar includes a brown hardshell case.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Martin products.

    Martin OMCPA1 Technical Description

    Model: OMCPA1

    Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint

    Body Size: OOO-14 Fret Cutaway

    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce

    Rosette: Two Ring

    Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid X Scalloped

    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16 inches

    Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

    Back Purfling: Solid Ovangkol

    Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

    Endpiece Inlay: None

    Binding: Solid Ovangkol

    Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Fiber

    Neck Material: Select Hardwood

    Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile

    Nut Material: Bone

    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper

    Headplate: Solid Black Ebony

    Heelcap: Solid Ovangkol

    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony

    Scale Length: 25.4 inches

    Number of Frets Clear: 14

    Number of Frets Total: 20

    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4 inches

    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8 inches

    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Arrows & Squares

    Fingerboard Binding: Solid Ovangkol

    Finish Back and Sides: Polished Gloss

    Finish Top: Polished Gloss

    Finish Neck: Satin

    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony

    Bridge Style: Performing Artist Belly

    Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/16 inches

    Saddle: 16 inch Radius/Compensated/White Tusq

    Tuning Machines: Gold Enclosed with Large Buttons

    Recommended Strings: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze

    Bridge and End Pins: Bone with Pearl Dots

    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color

    Case: 330 Hard Shell, Brown

    Interior Label: None

    Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Martin products.

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