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McPherson 3.5XP Adirondack/Flamed Acacia #1781 Acoustic  From McPherson

Beautiful Adirondack top and highly flamed acacia back/sides


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Our first Adirondack top from McPherson, and what a beauty it is!  Classic adi projection and clarity compliments by a highly flamed Acacia back and sides.  The 3.5" depth and "XP" (extra power) really make this one of the fastest projecting McPhersons available! 

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McPherson 3.5 XP Acoustic Guitar with Adirondack/Flamed Black Acacia

McPherson 3.5XP acoustic guitar has 3.5" depth and extra power "XP" providing one of McPherson's quickest projecting guitars. This eye catching acoustic uses Flamed Black Acacia and Adirondack Red Spruce which provides the loved projection and clarity found in Adirondack wood guitars. McPherson uses Flamed Black Acacia which behaves much like Mahogany and Koa however, the Acacia grain offers a unique shimmer while the Adirondack Red Spruce provides crisp, clear tones with high headroom and strong fundamental content. Thank you to Keith Ganz for his musical stylings. For more information about this exquisite McPherson please call 919.682.5552.

Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

Adirondack Red Spruce: Some call it the holy grail of top woods.  It was widely used on pre-war and vintage instruments. Adirondack has a crisp, clear tone with high headroom and strong fundamental content.

Flamed Black Acacia: Sometimes referred to as Austrailian Blackwood; Black Acacia behaves much like Koa and Mahogany. Black Acacias grain offers a shimmer not found in Koa and it is a mainstay of Austrailian builders. It is found in Africa, India, and Northern California but originates in Southern Austrailia.

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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. 



Depth: 4" at block and 3.5" at tail block


Scale Length: 25"


Upper Bout: 11 1/8"


Waist: 10"


Lower Bout: 16"


Body Length: 20 1/8"


Overall Length: 41"


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


Cantilevered Neck


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


Ebony Bridge


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