This McPherson 4.0XP comes in premium bearclaw sitka spruce and cocobolo. Many feel that a bearclaw top adds to stiffness which gives a guitar the potential for a stronger sound. The bearclaw top pairs very well aesthetically with cocobolo which comes in striking brown-red hues and black streaks.
Cocobolo is heavier than most rosewoods and its density gives it a bright, clear and sustaining voice. cocobolo provides for a well-balanced tone with plenty of power, sustain and volume. It also gives a guitar long-standing harmonics and an articulate and complex low end.
Like all McPherson guitars, the guitar comes with a proprietary offset sound hole and a cantilevered neck which enhances the tone of the guitar by allowing the top of the guitar to vibrate freely. Within the sound hole, a series of braces are designed to arch just under the guitar top wood with minimal contact, allowing tonal vibrations to be maximized while providing for structural strength.
This consigned guitar looks as though it has never left its hardcase and is like new. The 4" body depth gives it plenty of volume and headroom when unplugged and the guitar reproduces an exceptionally rich and balanced tone when plugged in, thanks to on-board LR Baggs electronics which have been specially tweaked for McPherson guitars. This guitar has been underplayed and will only sound significantly better in time as it matures.
Pre-owned McPherson MG4.0XP in bearclaw sitka spruce top and cocobolo back and sides.
Premium bearclaw sitka spruce framed in ebony binding.
A proprietary cantilevered neck frees the guitar top for fuller acoustic resonance while award winning LR Baggs element active electronics provides for a stage-worthy tone.
An off-set sound hole brings the acoustic presence closer to the player while freeing up the guitar top for fuller vibrations.
Mahogany neck with ebony heel cap polished to a shine.
Cocobolo rosewood back and sides framed in ebony binding.
Ebony face plate with McPherson logo in mother of pearl. Schaller M6G gold gold tuners provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Premium Ameritage hardcase with built-in humidification system.
Front view of MG4.0XP acoustic guitar in bearclaw sitka spruce and cocobolo.
Back view of MG4.0XP acoustic guitar in bearclaw sitka spruce and cocobolo.
Top Wood: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Cocobolo
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber
Bridge pins: Ebony unslotted with mother of pearl dot
Fingerboard: Ebony with 14 inch radius
Sound hole: Offset sound hole
Nut: Natural bone (Three custom bone saddles set up for low, medium, and tall action)
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 humidification system
Retail Price: SGD$12500