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. On stage, specially tweaked LR Baggs electronics guarantees a delightful tone worthy of any musician.
This particular McPherson features a exceptionally flamed set of Hawaiian Koa paired with Adirondack spruce top. The Adirondack spruce top gives the guitar great headroom and volume with more clarity than a typical sitka spruce build. It pairs very well with Hawaiian koa, which has typically lesser bass response but a sweeter and dynamic mid and high range, to give a wholesome sounding guitar rich in overtones across the full tonal register.
This guitar has been kept in excellent condition by its previous owner with only light signs of use. With a brand new custom order priced at round USD$14,700 today, we can only expect these guitars to go up in value over time.
Pre-owned McPherson MG4.5 in adirondack top and flame Hawaiian koa 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.
Mahogany neck with Hawaiian koa heel cap polished to a gloss shine.
Bookmatched flame Hawaiian koa back and sides.
Hawaiian koa headplate with McPherson logo in mother of pearl.
Schaller M6G gold gold tuners provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Ameritage hardcase with built-in humidification system.
Front view of MG4.5 adirondack hawaiian koa acoustic guitar.
Back view of MG4.5 adirondack hawaiian koa acoustic guitar.
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back & Sides: Hawaiian Koa
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber
Bridge: Hawaiian koa
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$12000
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