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McPherson 4.5 Port Orford Cedar/Pau Rosa #1766 Acoustic  From McPherson

Exotic Tone Wood- Pau Rosa back and sides! Stunning!

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This is one of the most exotic wood grains we have seen with the McPherson line and boy does it perform!  This is a very full sounding guitar with just the right amount of articulation with dynamics.  This guitar has a bold mid-range that really shines in the mix.  And the overtones shimmer and sustain like you wouldn't believe!

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McPherson 4.5 Port Orford and Pau Rosa Acoustic Guitar

This 4.5 acoustic guitar from McPherson features Pau Rosa and Port Orford Cedar woods and is a remarkably full sounding guitar with a bold midrange that really shines. Port Orford Cedar, which is actually in the Cypress family, is an exotic wood that is unique due to it's straightness and resistance to splitting. McPherson's use of Pau Rosa brings a denser tone while the Port Orford offers bold and direct tone throughout the fundamentals with litter overtone content. McPherson's 4.5 acoustic guitar displays the right amount of articulation with dynamics and overtones that beam and sustain beautifully. Special thanks to Keith Ganz, if you like his sound check out his website! For more information about this McPherson guitar please contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff here at SoundPure 919.682.5552

Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

Port Orford Cedar: Despite its name, Port Orford Cedar is a member of the cypress family and not a true cedar. It falls tonally between spruce and cedar, leaning toward a warm spruce top in sound and stiffness.

Pau Rosa: A tropical hardwood from South America, Pau Rosa is a very dense tonewood, which falls between the rosewoods and ebony tonally.

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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 4.5" 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

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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