This McPherson MG3.5XP comes with an Engelmann spruce top and flame Black Acacia. Engelmann spruce has a lush bell-like tone with strong overtones. It is therefore a good choice for players who require a richer and more complex tone than the typical sitka spruce top. Engelmann spruce pairs well with Black Acacia hich produces a deep woody tone, to give a sound that is vibrant and full of character. Most will find the tonal and visual characteristics of Acacia similar to its close cousin, the Hawaiian Koa.
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 excellent condition as is close to new. It has aged nicely and sounds bell-like and woody. The 3.5" body depth gives it a delicate response and is complemented by onboard LR Baggs electronics which have been specially tweaked by McPherson for a stage worthy tone.
The guitar has been priced attractively by the consignee for a cash sale. With new McPherson guitars being priced at USD$8900 for the most basic models, this guitar will certainly hold its value well in time.
Brand new McPherson MG3.5XP acoustic guitar in Engelmann spruce and Black Acacia.
Flame Hawaiian Koa binding over creamy Engelmann spruce top.
An off-set soundhole brings the acoustic presence closer to the player while freeing up the guitar top for fuller vibrations.
Mahogany neck with Acacia heel cap polished to a gloss shine.
Back flame Acacia back and sides framed in flame Hawaiian Koa binding.
Ebony faceplate with McPherson logo in mother of pearl.
Schaller M6G gold gold tuners provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Front view of MG3.5XP acoustic guitar in Engelmann spruce and flame Black Acacia.
Back view of MG3.5XP acoustic guitar in Engelmann spruce and flame Black Acacia.
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back & Sides: Black Acacia
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
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$7500
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