2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars
2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680 - Artisan Guitars

2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony ID-5680

2005 McPherson MG 4.5 Adirondack Spruce and Striped Macassar Ebony

More than three decades ago, McPherson revolutionized the acoustic guitar world by introducing their “Offset Soundhole Technology.” This innovative design increases the total flexible surface area on the central part of the instrument. This allows the surface under the strings to resonate more and brings the sound closer to the player’s ears, making it louder and more pleasing to the player. Check out the specs on this McPherson MG.

The elliptical shape, size, and location of the McPherson soundhole is the result of exhaustive testing. By moving the soundhole to a very specific and crucial position on the face of the guitar, McPherson allows vibrations from the bridge to travel directly across a longer unencumbered soundboard, increasing sustain and resonance. If you look closely, you will see that the fretboard on the McPherson is not connected/glued onto the top of the guitar. This cantilevered design allows the top to vibrate and resonate to its fullest potential. Inside the neck is a triangulated system which stabilizes the neck and eliminates the need for adjustment.

Bracing is another McPherson claim to fame. They use a series of laminated braces that minimize the connection to the underside of the top, thereby maximizing top vibration and resonance. The braces are allowed to vibrate independently by arching over or under the intersecting points on the top. Side braces are aligned with both the top and back braces to mechanically channel these vibrations around the entire body of the guitar.

This MG4.5 features Adirondack Red Spruce on the top and Striped Macassar Ebony back and sides. Adirondack Spruce is considered the holy grail of top woods, as it was widely used on pre-war and vintage instruments. Adirondack has a crisp, clear tone with virtually endless headroom and strong fundamental content. Striped Macassar Ebony is very dense and heavy and originates from Southeast Asia. Macassar Ebony features a robust and loud tone much like rosewood, with increased clarity.

This McPherson has an incredibly balanced tone with lots of volume thanks to the Adirondack top. Chords sound perfectly balanced when played on this guitar, the notes blend together and create a lush texture that sounds remarkably pleasant. Each chord tends to take on it's own voice, as opposed to hearing 6 distinct notes ringing. Bass notes are rich and full.

This guitar has a few dents on the top, and a few scratches, as the detailed photographs show. There are some scratches on the tuners. Original Ameritage hardshell case included.

Specifications:

  • Serial: 0395
  • Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back Wood: Macassar Ebony
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Year: 2005
  • Inlays: none
  • Rosette: none
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Schaller
  • Body Binding: Flamed Koa
  • Headstock Shape: Solid
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
  • Lower Bout Width: 16"
  • Upper Bout Width: 11 1/8"
  • Waist: 10"
  • Body Length: 20 1/8"
  • Pickup(s): LR Baggs Element
  • Pickup Controls: Volume at Soundhole
  • Case: Ameritage Hardshell Case
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