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McPherson 3.0 XP Highly Figured Sapelle/Adirondack Guitar, from McPherson

Incredible figured Sapelle and stunningly grained Adirondack on this small-bodied McPherson. Outrageous warmth and clarity!

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What We Think

I cannot believe this wood actually exists in nature. Looking at the back on this guitar is like an optical illusion. It's three-dimensional. It almost looks like it's moving. Sonically, it provides for tremendous warmth and note definition. The shallower body lends it an intimate voice that's hard to beat, especially coupled with the structural advances that allow McPhersons to sustain for days, months, sometimes years. The Addy top is crisp and responsive. It take a little and give a lot. It can also take a lot and give a lot. There's also something mysterious about the tone. It's perfect. Utterly. At the same time it has an exotic flavor that's hard to put my finger on. Must be the Sapelle.

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McPherson 3.0 XP Highly Figured Sapelle/Adirondack Guitar Demo

Robinson Earle from Sound Pure Studios demos this beautiful McPherson acoustic guitar. This small-bodied acoustic provides tremendous warmth and definition. For more info on this guitar and other McPherson models check out Soundpure.com.

About Manufacturer

The acoustic guitar is an instrument with a lot of history. Some of the most incredible acoustic instruments were made in America during what is known as the “Golden Era” of guitar building, but not much has changed since. Many boutique builders pride themselves on making the most faithful recreations of these aging instruments, and most of the focus is placed on looking into the past.  McPherson Guitars is not one of these brands.

Believing that there is more to strive for out of flat-top acoustics, McPherson introduced their revolutionary Offset Soundhole Technology over three decades ago. This allows for greater vibration in the center of the guitar top, as well as more volume and clarity in the ears of the player. Their unique bracing system also creates a larger, more even space for the top to vibrate, increasing the clarity and projection of sound. Every McPherson guitar features a cantilevered neck, which means that the fretboard does not actually make contact with the guitar top. This design allows the space underneath the fretboard to vibrate, again contributing to a larger area of flexible surface on the top. McPherson guitars also offer an enormous selection of tonewoods, from the classic Spruce, Rosewood, and Mahogany varieties to the rare and exotic. Some of the less common tonewoods like Acacia, Cocobolo, Walnut, Pau Rosa, Macassar Ebony, and others can be combined in interested ways to make very unique sounding instruments. While many of the advancements McPherson has made in acoustic guitar building result in superior tone, sustain, and resonance, McPhersons are also far less susceptible to damage than their “Golden Era” counterparts. Every McPherson neck is fitted with a carbon graphite truss rod in a triangulated system that is so stable that it eliminates the need for neck adjustment. If you are looking for an acoustic guitar that is more than just a replica, look no further than McPherson Guitars. In 50 years, they might be the ones being replicated. 


Specifications

Adirondack Red Spruce Top

Highly Figured Sapelle Back & Sides

Offset Soundhole

Cantilevered neck

Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber

Ebony bridge

EVO Frets

Fingerboard Purfling

Ebony bridge pins: Unslotted with mother of pearl dot

Fingerboard: Ebony with 14 inch radius

Nut: Natural Bone

Buzz Feiten intonation system - Three custom bone saddles set up for low, medium, and tall action

Binding: East Indian Rosewood

Electronics: L.R. Baggs 3 VOLT Element 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: IC&S 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