Stunning 4.0XP guitar with Engelmann Spruce and Highly-Figured Bubinga
The 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga from McPherson Guitars is truly an astonishingly beautiful guitar, both in tone and aesthetic. Often referred to as African Rosewood, Bubinga is actually not...
The 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga from McPherson Guitars is truly an astonishingly beautiful guitar, both in tone and aesthetic. Often referred to as African Rosewood, Bubinga is actually not a part of the Rosewood family at all, however it does provide very similar tones most commonly exhibited with Rosewood Guitars. The warmth in the bass, and the complexity of overtones is directly attributed to the softness of the Engelmann Spruce top, which provides a palpable richness to the guitar's tone. The 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga is best suited for gentler playing, it is great for fingerpicking, and really produces a supreme quality of sound, as to be expected in any McPherson Guitar. If you have any questions about this stunning, handmade McPherson or any other gear used in this video, please call SoundPure today 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703. Big Thanks to Keith Ganz for contributing his incredible talent to the making of this video. Gear Used: McPherson 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga, Schoeps CMC6 Microphone body with MK22 Capsules, Sebatron Axis 200VU Preamp, Lynx Aurora A/D Converter
Soft yet bright, this guitar was conceived in the collective unconscious of guitarists everywhere! It will transform the gentlest touch into a cascade of overtones that hang around just long enough to greet the first chord. The back and sides resemble a desert after a fresh rain; the sand darkened and dimpled into a brand new landscape. The top is snowfall brushed with sunlight. I could go on, but the pictures speak for themselves. This is the kind of guitar that makes you sit up straight and listen. This is a guitar that inspires.
Top: Engelmann Spruce is light in color with rich, complex tone. This wood best suits a more gentle touch. Great for fingerpicking with warm bass and complex overtones.
Back & Sides: Often referred to as an African Rosewood, Bubinga is technically not in the Rosewood family. It does, however, share many of the tonal qualities found in other Rosewoods.
Depth: 4" at block and 3.5" at tail block
Scale Length: 25.5"
Upper Bout: 11 1/8"
Lower Bout: 16"
Body Length: 20 1/8"
Overall Length: 41.5"
Neck Width: Standard 1 3/4" at nut, 2 5/32" at 12th
Neck Width: Wide 1 7/8" at nut, 2 5/32" at 12th
String Spacing: E to E 2 3/16"
Offset Sound Hole
Truss Rod: Non-Adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber
Ebony bridge pins: unslotted with mother of pearl dot
Fingerboard: Ebony with 14" radius
Frets: All frets dressed by Plek Pro
Nut: Natural Bone
The Buzz Feiten intonation system: Three custom bone saddles set up for low, med, and tall action
Binding: Flamed Koa
Electronics: L.R. Baggs RTS2 system. Ribbon transducer pick-up, pre-amp and volume control
Tuners: Schaller M6G Gold Tuning Machines
Gold Strap Button
Case: Custom fit Ameritage case with built in humidification system
Inlay: McPherson mother of pearl inlay on head cap and mirror image on bridge plate
Finish: UV finish. An extremely durable clear finish which retains tonal integrity of the wood while protecting the guitar from harmful elements
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb medium gauge strings