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McPherson 4.5 Adirondack/Highly Figured Sapele #2522  From McPherson

4.5XP with an Adirondack Red spruce top and Highly figured Sapele (understatement!) back and sides


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What We Think

Is it more like a D18 or a OOO-18?  It's certainly about as warm as it gets.  A huge bass presence...but equally huge mids and treble?  The best strummer we've heard in years...but also a focused, responsive fingerstyle instrument?  How is it possible?!  Such were our thoughts when we first played this guitar--then we flipped it over!  We're going to start requesting McPherson send a written warning in their cases to hold on tight the first time you come into contact with something like this 4.5XP.  It's just not fair!  Our only explanation is that's it come back in time to grace one lucky player's life--don't miss out on your future today!

McPherson 4.5 Camrielle Cocobolo / Redwood Acoustic #2302 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Robinson Earle runs us through the McPherson 4.5 Camrielle Cocobolo / Redwood Acoustic #2302.

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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. 



Serial Number: 2522

McPherson 4.5XP

Highly figured Sapele/Adirondack Red spruce top

Koa binding with bloodwood purfling

African Mahogany neck

Ebony fretboard, headcap, bridge

3 custom saddles

Schaller Tuner

25 1/2 scale

Gold EVO frets

L. R. Baggs EAS VTC

Ameritage Hard shell case