Three new PA1 Series models will be available - DCPA1 Plus, GPCPA1 Plus, OMCPA1 Plus - and a new GPCPA2 Mahogany.

Nazareth, PA (May 31, 2012) – C. F. Martin & Co. is welcoming the spring season with the unveiling of four new outstanding models to add to the brand’s already premiere line of instruments.  Three new PA1 Series models will be available - DCPA1 Plus, GPCPA1 Plus, OMCPA1 Plus - and a new GPCPA2 Mahogany.

DCPA1 Plus, GPCPA1 Plus, OMCPA1 Plus
Originally introduced in 2010, the popular and successful Performing Artist Series PA1 model’s state-of-the-art electronics are even more user friendly with the addition of the enhanced Fishman F1 Aura + featuring “Easy Mode.” Three pre-blended image/pickup presets improve “plug and play” ease, while the sophistication and programmability of the original F1 Aura remain. New fingerboard inlays and other subtle refinements distinguish the new editions. Case Included. MSRP $3,999 and MAP $2,999.

GPCPA2 Mahogany
The Certified Wood flagship in the Performing Artist Series gets a name change and the new and improved Fishman F1 Aura + electronics featuring “Easy Mode.” Subtle refinements such as new tortoise color rosette design and back purling complete the new updated package. MSRP $3,399 and MAP $2,499.

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Walrus Audio Slötvå
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