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McPherson 4.0XP Figured Bubinga/Redwood Acoustic #2472, from McPherson

The Bubinga back & sides on this 4.0 will take your breath away!

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What We Think

Versatility is the resounding take away from this magnificent creation from McPherson. With their medium body depth, it is the perfect cross section of comfort for extended play, feedback resistance at higher sound pressures, acoustic volume and dynamic response. The wood combo of Redwood and Bubinga very well maybe the most versatile in existence. Redwood possesses the responsiveness of Cedar and enough headroom when driven to rival some of the Spruces. Bubinga, apart from the spectacular figuring, is one of the most versatile tonewoods available. It possesses the wonderful bass and treble character of Rosewood with the midrange of Mahogany. 

McPherson 4.0XP Figured Bubinga / Redwood Acoustic #2472 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Sam Kelly tests out a McPherson 4.0XP Figured Bubinga / Redwood Acoustic (Serial #2472).

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    • McPherson 4.0XP Figured Bubinga/Redwood Acoustic #2472

Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

More than three decades ago, McPherson revolutionized the acoustic guitar world by introducing a unique Offset Soundhole Technology. This breakthrough design increased the total flexible surface area on the central part of the instrument.

Since then, we have continued to be a pioneer in the marketplace with our state-of-the-art bracing, cantilivered neck, and soundhole design.

When asked the question, “Why do you play a McPherson guitar?”, some might answer it’s the superior craftsmanship or the stability of the neck. Some might say it’s the innovative design or the inspiration it brings to the performer. But without a doubt they will all agree it’s the sound of the McPherson guitar that sets it apart from the crowd. The rich, full tone and clarity of the McPherson guitar is like no other. Once you pick one up, you will never want to put it down.

 

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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. 

 

Specifications

Serial Number: 2472

Highly Figured Bubinga & Redwood with Ebony Binding

Offset Soundhole

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

Nut: Natural Bone

Buzz Feiten Intonation System - Three Custom Bone Saddles Set Up for Low, Medium, and Tall Action

Binding: Ebony

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

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Upper Bout: 11 1/8"

Waist: 10 1/8"

Lower Bout: 16"

Body Length: 20 1/8"

Overall Length: 41 1/2"

Fretboard Radius: 14"

Standard Neck Width: 1 3/4" at Nut, 2 5/32 at 12th Fret

String Spacing at Bridge: 2 3/16"

Body Depth: 4"