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  • The McPherson Tone - From a McPherson Dealer

    July 07, 2019 2 min read

    Hello friends! Here at Heartbreaker Guitars, we firmly believe we have one of the finest selections of acoustic and electric guitars that you will find anywhere. We stand by every instrument in our shop as being quality, and know that any player, no matter their background or what they are looking for in a guitar, can find something to "Fall in Love" with. So while we believe that any person can find that special guitar in our store, we also believe anyone who picks up one of our McPherson models will be blown away by the legendary clarity and balance of the McPherson Tone! McPherson guitars have acquired a reputation with players a crossed every genre where six strings are played for quality craftsmanship, beauty, and, most importantly, mind-bending tone. This McPherson Tone is so flawless, yet somehow still manages to carry eons of character in every note. We have literally seen people double take when they hear these guitars strummed for the first time. https://youtu.be/-rvwN5XqCtI The secret to Matt McPherson's legendary tone is a pioneering sense of innovation, infused with a reverence for quality and craftsmanship that is a bedrock of the luthier's trade. From their workshop in Sparta, Wisconsin, McPherson Guitars consistently puts out guitars that attract longing looks and produce envious tone, with their trademark offset sound holes emitting an angelic choir of tone that will leave your ears hungry to hear more of it.

    Nonetheless, the cantilevered neck that is seen on a McPherson Guitar is an unusual attribute for any guitar to have. In fact, it is most often seen on violins, violas, cellos, and string basses. The cantilevered neck is special because the neck does not extend beyond its attachment to the guitar's top, meaning the entire top of the guitar is free to vibrate can act as a membrane that amplifies the sound made when you pluck or strum the strings. This engineering feat gives guitars with a cantilevered neck an incredibly personal tone. They transmit, with absolute fidelity, every element of the sound you make. In traditionally necked guitars, the neck is typically glued to the body, creating a vibration-free void where acoustic energy simply dies – upon transferring from the body to the neck, it simply has no way back to the sound hole for amplification. Many guitarists also note that this neck design is extremely playable. The fact that the strings must be slightly raised to accommodate the higher neck means you will have an easier time accessing each string with a pick or with your finger. Furthermore, there is no need to worry about aggressive picking damaging the finish of your guitar top – the extra distance makes that far less likely. We here at Heartbreaker are a proud McPherson Guitars Dealer and love helping people "Fall in Love" with these guitars. We currently have Six of their gorgeous guitars for sale including the amazing McPherson 1776 Collectible Guitar! To browse our entire selection of McPherson Guitars, click the link here!

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