This is a 1949 Martin D-18 with some work done to get it back in playing shape. The top has a crack (arrows indicate where in pic) that has now been kept from getting worse with some needed humidification. The pickguard has swollen and faded and left the wood exposed to dry and crack. Our luthier has done his magic and clamped it back together. There are noticeable scuffs and dents in the wood on the top, back & sides. In ‘96 Martin repaired and replaced the entire fretboard, the paperwork is included with the non-original case. All in all this is the ultimate Bluegrass guitar! A tone that sings!
Used DCPA4 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a cutaway and is constructed with solid tonewoods. The back and sides are matched from African sapele, similar in appearance and tone to mahogany. Bookmatched Sitka spruce soundboard utilizes Martin's Hybrid "A-Frame" scalloped bracing.
The DCPA4 features a slim, more parallel taper at the 12th fret, allowing for a more comfortable playing width up the neck. The bridge spacing is also modified to 2-3/16" - splitting the difference between Martin's 2 traditional spacings.
Along with the look, feel, and enhanced performance of Martin's existing Performing Artist Series models, the DCPA4 also features the new, simplified Fishman F1 Analog electronics system. Includes case.