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McPherson 4.0XP Redwood/Brazilian Acoustic Guitar #2016-Used, from McPherson

RARE and EXOTIC Brazilian Rosewood on this museum-grade Mcpherson!

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What We Think

Where do they find this wood? 

It's unreal 

That sapwood. . .

In Spain, they call this kind of pattern "Puerta de Inglesia" (Church Door") 

Which is a truly fitting description given the tone of this guitar

It sounds like a CATHEDRAL in there 

It's warm and inviting, yet drenched in overtones and sustain 

This isn't just a guitar, it's sonic architecture

robinson@soundpure.com

 

 

Condition: Exellent.

Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

Redwood is similar to Cedar, warm, rich, and complex. It exhibits a slightly darker tone with less pronounced bass and more headroom than Cedar.

Generally considered the best tonewood for steel stringed instruments; Brazilian Rosewood is a highly prized choice for back and sides. Endangered and becoming very rare, Brazilian Rosewood has everything other rosewoods have to offer and more. A rich powerful sound full of overtones and depth.

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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

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

    Scale Length: 25.5"

    Upper Bout: 11 1/8"

    Waist: 10 1/8"

    Lower Bout: 16"

    Body Length: 20 1/8"

    Overall Length: 41 1/2"

    Neck Width: Standard 1 3/4" 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

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