This McPherson 4.5XP comes with the most stunning full Hawaiian koa we have ever come across over the past decade at the store.
Hawaiian koa blends midrange articulation with impeccable top-end overtones and chime. The more a koa guitar is played and opens up, especially an all-koa guitar, the more its midrange overtones shine in adding warmth and sweetness to a guitar's voice. The 4.5” McPherson body depth pairs very well with this dense tropical hardwood to ensures there is plenty of headroom and bass, resulting in a sweet and balanced sounding guitar that is more than just a looker.
Like all McPherson guitars, the guitar comes with a proprietary offset soundhole and a cantilevered neck which enhances the tone of the guitar by allowing the top of the guitar to vibrate freely. Within the soundhole, a series of braces are designed to arch just under the guitar topwood with minimal contact, allowing tonal vibrations to be maximized while providing for structural strength.
This consigned guitar is pre-owned but has been kept in immaculate condition by its consignee. It is as good as new and plays like a dream. Plugged in it reproduces an acoustically rich and balanced tone thanks to onboard LR Baggs electronics which have been specially tweaked to better complement each McPherson guitar.
Pre-owned McPherson MG4.5XP in stunning flame Hawaiian koa.
Exceptionally flamed Hawaiian koa body framed in Hawaiian koa binding..
A proprietary cantilevered neck frees the guitar top for fuller acoustic resonance.
Hawaiian koa binding across an ebony fingerboard.
An off-set soundhole brings the acoustic presence closer to the player while freeing up the guitar top for fuller vibrations.
Exceptionally flamed Hawaiian koa back and sides with gorgeous streaks in a myriad of brown hues.
Mahogany neck with flame Hawaiian koa heel cap polished to a gloss shine.
Rare Hawaiian koa set with stunning three dimensional flames in gorgeous streaks of brown hues.
Matching Hawaiian koa faceplate with McPherson logo in mother of pearl.
Schaller M6G gold tuners with matching Hawaiian koa buttons provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Front view of MG4.5XP acoustic guitar in stunning Hawaiian koa.
Back view of MG4.5XP acoustic guitar in stunning Hawaiian koa.
Premium Ameritage hardcase with built-in humidification system.
Top Wood: Highly flamed Hawaiian koa
Back & Sides: Highly flamed Hawaiian koa
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber
Bridge pins: Ebony 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: Flame Hawaiian koa
Tuners: Schaller M6G gold tuning machines with Hawaiian koa buttons
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: 4.5”
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$12500