McPherson 4.5 Redwood/Striped Macassar Ebony #1264  From McPherson

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McPherson 4.5 Acoustic Guitar Recording with Neumann U87 Mics - Redwood/Ebony

Neumann U87Ai microphones used to record this stunning McPherson 4.5 featuring a remarkable redwood top with striped Macassar Ebony backs and sides. The well-known Neumann U87Ai microphones were passed through the Millennia HV3r and a Lynx Aurora converter to create this great-sounding video with this amazing instrument. The recording was conducted inside the Sound Pure Studios in Durham, NC, and feature equipment sold by the Sound Pure Pro Audio division, and this guitar available through the Sound Pure Guitar Boutique. Don't hesitate to give the experts at Sound Pure a call toll free at 888-528-9703 with any of your gear needs. Thanks for watching and please comment and let us know what you think!

Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

Top: Redwood

Back and Sides: Striped Macassar Ebony

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

Striped Macassar Ebony is a very dense and heavy tonewood from Southeast Asia. Macassar Ebony features a robust and loud tone much like rosewood, with great clarity.

 

 

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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

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

 

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