For the true believers of acoustic reinvention, McPherson Guitars has stepped up its game to build high-end acoustics with an eye towards a slick and innovative design that exudes pure class.
A McPherson guitar is always a visual treat of form and function. An offset soundhole brings the acoustic presence closer to a player while working in line with a cantilevered neck to free up the top of the guitar body for fuller acoustic vibrations.
The folks at McPherson also understand that innovation is only worthwhile if built on strong acoustic foundations hence you will find only some of the finest hardwoods being used on a McPherson build.
Working on improvements based on the X-brace pattern perfected by Martin guitars 70 years ago, a MG 4.5 features a specially tailored “state-of-the-art” bracing pattern which effectively increases the amount of vibration on the guitar top. The resulting tone is huge and dynamic characterized by a low-end that erupts forth with a sense of purpose, thickening up your sound without losing definition.
One can expect a McPherson to produce tight, powerful chords full of harmonic complexity with a sense of tonal balance often lacking in fuller-bodied acoustics. There is also enough responsiveness and dynamic range to make this a great fingerstyle guitar.
McPherson guitars plays like a breeze and is shipped with three different saddles, enabling you easily change the guitar’s feel without a trip to the local luthier. Additionally, the use of Buzz Fieten’s intonation system means that every note you hit will sound great while specially tweaked LR Baggs electronics guarantees a delightful tone on stage.
This particular consigned McPherson features the Holy Grail of tonewood combinations - an Adirondack spruce top and Brazilian rosewood and has been kept in mint condition by its previous owner. With a brand new custom order priced at round USD$25,000 today, we can only expect these guitars to go up in value over time.
Pre-owned McPherson MG4.5 in adirondack top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides.
Select flame koa binding over a premium adirondack spruce top.
Proprietary cantilevered neck frees the guitar top for fuller acoustic resonance.
Proprietary off-set soundhole with koa binding brings the acoustic presence closer to the player while freeing up the guitar top for fuller vibrations.
Classy ebony bridge with matching ebony pins decorated with select pearl.
Mahogany neck with Brazilian rosewood heel cap polished to a gloss shine.
Schaller M6G gold tuners provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Ameritage hardcase with built-in humidification system.
Front view of MG4.5XP acoustic guitar.
Back view of MG4.5XP acoustic guitar.
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back & Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber
Ebony bridge pins: Unslotted with mother of pearl dot
Fingerboard: Ebony with 14 inch radius
Soundhole: Offset Soundhole
Nut: Natural Bone (Three custom bone saddles set up for low, medium, and tall action)
Binding: Flamed Koa
Tuners: Schaller M6G Gold Tuning machines
Strap Button: Gold
Inlay: McPherson mother of pearl inlay on head cap
Finish: IC&S UV finish
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb medium gauge strings
Scale length: 25 1/2"
Upper bout: 11 1/8"
Waist: 10 1/8"
Lower bout: 16"
Body length: 20 1/8"
Body depth: 3.5”
Overall length: 41 1/2"
Fretboard radius: 14"
Standard neck width: 1 3/4" at nut, 2 5/32 at 12th fret
String spacing at bridge: 2 3/16"
Electronics: L.R. Baggs pick-up, pre-amp and volume control
Case: Custom fit Ameritage case with built in humidification system
Retail Price : SGD$19000