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McPherson MG 4.0XP African Mahogany/Sitka Spruce #2455, from McPherson

A stunning McPherson MG in Sitka Spruce and African Mahogany!

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What We Think

It's crazy to think one of the most humble tonewood combinations offered by McPherson could create such an incredibly inspiring sound.

Even the most simplistic designs and concepts are taken a step forward with the guys at McPherson.

There's an articulate note to note definition that just announces itself with authority. Your ear can decipher even the most complex chord shapings with relative ease.

There's a swirling helix of ethereal overtones that sits subtly in the back, never taking away from the prominence of the fundamental tone.

This is the kind of guitar that you dream about during the day and then dream about again at night. It's absolutely breathtaking. 

Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

More than three decades ago, McPherson revolutionized the acoustic guitar world by introducing a unique Offset Soundhole Technology. This breakthrough design increased the total flexible surface area on the central part of the instrument.

Since then, we have continued to be a pioneer in the marketplace with our state-of-the-art bracing, cantilivered neck, and soundhole design.

When asked the question, “Why do you play a McPherson guitar?”, some might answer it’s the superior craftsmanship or the stability of the neck. Some might say it’s the innovative design or the inspiration it brings to the performer. But without a doubt they will all agree it’s the sound of the McPherson guitar that sets it apart from the crowd. The rich, full tone and clarity of the McPherson guitar is like no other. Once you pick one up, you will never want to put it down.

 

McPherson Guitars

About Manufacturer

The acoustic guitar is an instrument with a lot of history. Some of the most incredible acoustic instruments were made in America during what is known as the “Golden Era” of guitar building, but not much has changed since. Many boutique builders pride themselves on making the most faithful recreations of these aging instruments, and most of the focus is placed on looking into the past.  McPherson Guitars is not one of these brands.

Believing that there is more to strive for out of flat-top acoustics, McPherson introduced their revolutionary Offset Soundhole Technology over three decades ago. This allows for greater vibration in the center of the guitar top, as well as more volume and clarity in the ears of the player. Their unique bracing system also creates a larger, more even space for the top to vibrate, increasing the clarity and projection of sound. Every McPherson guitar features a cantilevered neck, which means that the fretboard does not actually make contact with the guitar top. This design allows the space underneath the fretboard to vibrate, again contributing to a larger area of flexible surface on the top. McPherson guitars also offer an enormous selection of tonewoods, from the classic Spruce, Rosewood, and Mahogany varieties to the rare and exotic. Some of the less common tonewoods like Acacia, Cocobolo, Walnut, Pau Rosa, Macassar Ebony, and others can be combined in interested ways to make very unique sounding instruments. While many of the advancements McPherson has made in acoustic guitar building result in superior tone, sustain, and resonance, McPhersons are also far less susceptible to damage than their “Golden Era” counterparts. Every McPherson neck is fitted with a carbon graphite truss rod in a triangulated system that is so stable that it eliminates the need for neck adjustment. If you are looking for an acoustic guitar that is more than just a replica, look no further than McPherson Guitars. In 50 years, they might be the ones being replicated. 


Specifications

Serial Number: 2455

African Mahogany Back and Sides

Sitka Spruce Top

Offset Soundhole

Cantilevered Neck

Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, Unidirectional High-modulus Carbon Fiber

Ebony Bridge

Ebony Bridge Pins: Unslotted with Mother of Pearl Dot

Fingerboard: Ebony with 14" Radius

Nut: Natural Bone

Buzz Feiten Intonation System - Three Custom Bone Saddles Set Up for Low, Medium, and Tall Action

Binding: Flamed Koa

Electronics: L.R. Baggs 3 VOLT Element Pick-up, Pre-amp and Volume Control

Tuners: Schaller M6G Gold Tuning Machines

Gold Strap Button

Case: Custom Fit Ameritage Case with Built-in Humidification System

Inlay: McPherson Mother of Pearl Inlay on Head Cap and Mirror Image on Bridge Plate

Finish: IC&S UV Finish - An extremely durable clear finish which retains tonal integrity of the wood while protecting the guitar from harmful elements

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"

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"

Body Depth: 4" 

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