This stunning McPherson 4.0XP comes with a Port oxford cedar top and Madagascar rosewood back and sides. The topwood has exceptionally even grains while the Madagascar rosewood back showcases a fine gradient of natural wood hues in red and brown.
Port Orford Cedar is stiff and light which imparts a robust and responsive tone to any instrument. This wood is more immune to splitting than absolutely any other soundboard wood which is an added advantage to a builder. Madagascar rosewood gives an even responsive tone across a wide tonal register hence it's referenced to old-growth Brazilian Rosewood. When paired together, the resulting tone on this guitar is delightfully full and rich in overtones.
Like all McPherson guitars, this 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 is well kept and essentially in mint condition. With a new piece being listed at USD$14,000 these days and annual production numbers being highly limited, we are certain this guitar will hold its value very well in time. Its amazing depth and clarity makes this McPherson guitar our current favourite in the store.
Pre-owned McPherson MG4.0XP in Port oxfort cedar and Madagascar rosewood.
Port oxford cedar top framed in Hawaiian koa binding.
Tasteful Hawaiian koa binding throughout entire guitar body and neck.
A proprietary cantilevered neck frees the guitar top for fuller acoustic resonance.
An off-set sound hole brings the acoustic presence closer to the player while freeing up the guitar top for fuller vibrations.
Ebony bridge with bone saddle and matching ebony pins decorated with select pearl.
Mahogany neck with matching Hawaiian koa heel cap polished to a shine.
Madagascar rosewood back with rich tints of red and brown.
Even-grained Madagascar rosewood sides with streaks of red and brown.
Flame koa binding framing a lovely set of Madagascar rosewood.
Madagascar rosewood at its best with streaks of natural wood grain in a myriad of red and brown hues.
Ebony rosewood face plate with McPherson logo in mother of pearl.
Front view of MG4.0XP in Port oxford cedar and Madagascar rosewood.
Back view of MG4.0XP in Port oxford cedar and Madagascar rosewood.
Top Wood: Port oxford cedar
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
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)
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: 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$12800