This McPherson MG5.0 guitar comes with an extra curly redwood top and some of the finest Brazilian rosewood we have ever seen. The redwood top provides for a lush open tone similar to cedar but with the added advantage of projection found on spruce top guitars upon aging. It pairs very well with Brazilian rosewood, the holy grail of tonewoods, which is highly sought after for its broad range of overtones and resonance. This guitar has a lushness and clarity that sustains forever.
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 in amazing condition and is as good as new. It has aged well and sounds lush and full out of the box. The 5" body depth gives it plenty of volume and headroom and it is certainly a head turner and a work of art. The guitar plays like a dream when plugged in and reproduces an acoustically rich and balanced tone thanks to on-board LR Baggs electronics which have been specially tweaked to better complement this exceptionally rich sounding McPherson guitar.
We have come across numerous guitars over the years. Many are amazing but some are exceptional and irreplaceable. This particular guitar falls in that unique category and is exceptional in every aspect of tone, aesthetic beauty and value. It will only get better.
Pre-owned McPherson MG5.0 in curly redwood and Brazilian rosewood.
Premium curly redwood top framed in flame Hawaiian koa binding.
An off-set soundhole brings the acoustic presence closer to the player while freeing up the guitar top for fuller vibrations.
A Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and proprietary cantilevered neck which frees the guitar top for fuller acoustic resonance.
Matching Brazilian rosewood bridge with bone saddle for improved tonal response.
Award winning LR Baggs element active electronics with volume and tone control for a stage-worthy tone.
Brazilian rosewood at its finest showcasing a rich gradient of chocolate brown to red-brown hues in contrasting streaks.
Mahogany neck with Braziilian rosewood heel cap polished to a gloss shine.
Brazilian rosewood back and sides framed in Hawaiian koa binding.
Brazilian rosewood faceplate with McPherson logo in mother of pearl.
Schaller M6G gold tuners provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Premium Ameritage hardcase with built-in humidification system.
Front view of MG5.0 acoustic guitar in sinker redwood and Brazilian rosewood.
Back view of MG5.0 acoustic guitar in sinker redwood and Brazilian rosewood.
Top Wood: Curly redwood
Back & Sides: Brazilian rosewood
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber
Bridge: Brazilian rosewood
Bridge pins: Ebony unslotted with mother of pearl dot
Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood
Soundhole: Offset soundhole
Nut: Natural bone (Three custom bone saddles set up for low, medium, and tall action)
Binding: Flame 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: 4.0”
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 humidity control system
Retail Price: SGD$18500