At Telluride Music Co., we are honored to be an Authorized Dealer of C.F. Martin guitars. Martin’s Performing Artist Series offers hard-working modern guitars outfitted with cutting edge pickup technology to meet the demands of today’s working musicians. In our shop, the Martin OMCPA4 has been one of the most popular models in the series. It features a 14-fret Orchestra Model body with a cutaway, so it is a comfortable size (relative to larger dreadnoughts and jumbos), but like all OMs, it retains a punchy, snappy projection with impressive power and headroom. The cutaway provides unique access into the upper register, expanding how the instrument can be played, and the Performing Artist neck taper is fast and comfortable. With a solid Sitka Spruce top, the OMCPA4 is nicely responsive, and its solid Sapele back and sides provide a rich warm tone, full of woody overtones. When plugged in, its Fishman F1 Analog pickup—exclusive to Martin’s Performing Artist Series—produces a natural tone that is authentic to the acoustic properties of the instrument, and with a simple volume and tone control, it’s a very easy pickup to use. The built-in tuner, sleek battery compartment, and separate input jack/strap button end pin make this guitar a perfect fit for any stage. Please call (970) 728-9592 or e-mail for an in-hand description.