McPherson MG 4.0-XP Engelmann/Macassar Acoustic #1608 - Used  From McPherson

In Engelmann Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony, this 4.0 XP is a great example of McPherson's unrivaled quality and clarity!

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Condition: Used, Excellent

A clear and balanced guitar that can handle a variety of playing styles. The gorgeous macassar ebony back and sides provide plenty of volume and shimmer, pairing beautifully with the sweet, sensitive engelmann. Responds really well to fingerpicking and strumming alike. This is a guitar that definitely lives up to the hype!

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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

Model: 4.0 XP

Serial: 1608

Year: 2010

Back & Sides: Striped Macassar Ebony

Top: Engelmann Spruce

Binding: Koa

Purfling: B/W/B/W/B

Inlay: None

Body Depth: 4.0"

Soundhole: Standard McPherson

Scale Length: 25.5"

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"

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

12th Fret Width: 2 5/32"

Saddle Width: 2 3/16"

Brace Kit: Spruce/Rosewood/Spruce

Fret Material: Gold EVO

Headcap Logo: MOP McPherson

Headcap: Striped Macassar Ebony

Backstrap: Striped Macassar Ebony

Bridge: Ebony

Fretboard: Ebony

Neck: African Mahogany

Truss Rod: Unidirectional High-Modulus Carbon Nonadjustable

Tuners: Schaller M6 Gold

Electronics: L.R. Baggs RTS II

Nut: Bone

Saddle: Bone

Features: Feedback Buster, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Plek Pro

Case: Ameritage Custom Hardshell