McPherson Flamed Redwood/Brazilian MG 4.5XPH USED  From McPherson

This is one of the most beautiful guitar's I've ever seen. . .Other McPhersons tell their children legends about this guitar.

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What We Think

There once was a McPherson with a voice so beautiful only the most masterful engineers could do it justice 

You'd play a chord and the overtones would swirl all around you like a sonic snow globe 

 

The redwood top was warm and inviting with ripples like wind on desert sand 

It had a graft of Adirondack beneath the surface 

An oasis of clarity

 

The back and sides were a tapestry of richly woven blacks and reds 

The finest grained rosewood Brazil has ever had to offer

 

This is that mythic guitar 

 

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Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

Hybrid Flamed Redwood

Our Hybrid Flamed Redwood tops combine highly figured Redwood with a graft of Adirondack Red Spruce. These tops feature the strong fundamental tone of Adirondack Red Spruce with the warmth and character of Redwood.

Brazilian Rosewood

Generally considered the best tonewood for steel stringed instruments; Brazilian Rosewood is a highly prized choice for back and sides. Endangered and becoming very rare, Brazilian Rosewood has everything other rosewoods have to offer and more. A rich powerful sound full of overtones and depth.

 

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

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

String Spacing at Bridge: 2 3/16ths

 

  • Offset Enlarged 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 inch 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

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