Mcpherson MG 3.5 Sitka/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar  From McPherson

Elegant McPherson with a classic tonewood combination!

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What We Think

Weird for the sake of weird?  A passing fad in guitar design?  These were my first impressions when I opened the case.  A few moments and a couple of chords later and I'm ready to send off a signed apology to the folks at McPherson--how dare I doubt these instruments!   Few makers can boast this level of balance and sophistication in their work.  I have never played a guitar with such rock-solid intonation, from the first fret up to the teenths.  I've heard it said before around the office and I can promise you it's true--McPherson's sound like they contain a tiny army of sound engineers scrutinizing and EQing every single note you play!  But the tone is worlds away from sterile and dry.  The Sitka/Rosewood combo on this particular model brings great color and articulation to the highs and lows and an even scooped quality to the mids.  The sheer absence of cross-frequency noise makes other guitars sound downright messy.  The satin neck and cutaway can be regarded with equal reverence--playability has been handled just as carefully and masterfully as the sonic qualities of the instrument.  Still have your doubts?  Call us up and get it in your hands today!    

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

East Indian Rosewood back and sides and 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 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

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"

3.5 inch body depth