Customer CommentsWe get emails every week from owners of our guitars. Here is a sample of what they are saying.
|I am a musician of over 25 years and graduated from the University of Miami School of Music. I tour with a Jewish Worship band.
My McPherson 4.0 has become my most prized instrument. I love and enjoy it like no other. It has a fit and finish like no other. Sustain goes on forever and it plays like butter.
Good job mates.
|I am amazed by this beautiful instrument. I have owned more guitars over the years than I can remember, but this one I will never forget - or replace. I am stunned by the exceptional tone that resonates from the most physically beautiful guitar I have ever owned. I have been more of a collector of fine instruments than a great guitar player, but this work of art has inspired me to become a far better musician just so I can enjoy hearing its all-surpassing tone and resonance. It's awe-inspiring each time I pick it up to play it. McPherson #2 is already in the planning!|
|I purchased one of your first lefties, a Redwood/Rosewood 4.0XPL a month or so ago. I had to part with my beloved Gibson Jackson Browne to make the deal, and as a lefty, I was buying sight-unseen. But the moment I opened the case (best guitar case I've ever owned, by the way) and gazed upon this work of art, I was in love. This is a flawless instrument, in beauty, playability, and most importantly, tone. I look across the room at the McPherson on its stand, and I can't believe I actually own it! It beckons me to come pick it up and play. I had some doubts about the Redwood/Rosewood combination, but those passed immediately with my first strum. This guitar sings. It is so musical, so much sustain, such intense overtones. Tone from heaven.|
|Its so hard for me to keep a guitar after owning and selling vintage martins, brazilian taylors, vintage gibsons even rainsongs. I loved the fact I've owned so many wonderful guitars but after playing a Mcpherson it blows me away its bracing beats taylors CV in every way, its body shape and sound hole placement blows martin and gibson out of the water, and it has a amazying neck/neck joint idea that I can't put into words. The moment he said in a promo video its suppose to last a life time I believed it will out last me and I would gladly pass it down. I can't sell the guitars I have cause their more then just that to me, but I'm running to the nearest place that sells it the moment I have the money on hand.|
|I received a McPherson as a retirement gift after 45 years of optometric practice. I am blown away by the incredible sound that this guitar puts out. And the workmanship is second to none. I am not a highly skilled player, but this guitar allows me to play better. I have been told by a couple of friends who own McPhersons, that the sound will only improve with age. I LOVE this guitar!!|
|In my 40 plus years of playing I have occasionally thirsted for an acoustic that would also provide that inspiration, but in a much different way. I have purchased many high end guitars. All were good, but all left me LOOKING. Looking for something that truly inspired me. I can truly say my search has ended. It ended when I purchased my McPherson 1 1/2 years ago. It does much more than allow me to play some tunes. From the first touch each time I play it my heart opens up and the notes come out.|
|I have a complaint: Since I bought my McPherson 2 1/2 years ago, I can not seem to justify getting any more acoustic guitars. This has cut into my collecting. It is just all the guitar I need.|
|No question...just a note to say the new website is fabulous and to say that I love my MG4.5 Cocobolo/Redwood beauty. I have a music room full of custom guitars...only the McPherson sits in my office for ready access....|
|I am a luthier myself, and can appreciate the superb design and workmanship of this guitar. I would definitely buy another, and with four different body depths offered, I just might. I cannot find a single flaw to mention on the guitar, and with great tone and playability, it really is the perfect instrument. I have owned multiples of almost every boutique guitar out there, and have found this to be at the top of the heap. If you can look past the totally different design of the guitar, and just play one, you will be amazed. And don't forget to look at the astounding workmanship on the inside! This guitar is worth every penny, and in my opinion, a lot more.|
|As anybody, especially my musician friends, know I am LOCALLY FAMOUS for going through guitars. I have owned a number of expensive guitars. I'd buy a guitar and play it for a while but then if I happen to pick up a guitar that registered to my ear as superior, I'd buy it. Well I am happy to report much to my wife's joy, I can't find anything that SOUNDS as complex, with wonderful OVERTONES, notes that SUSTAIN SO long as with my McPherson. I'm sure the 5 inch depth has a lot to do with the sustain. I've been recording though a great Neuman mic for about 5 years now and the proof is so obvious that my McPherson BLOWS AWAY all the other fine guitars I've owned and recorded with.|
|Plays well for both fingerpicking and strumming. Really sings, great string definition. Compared to other guitars the McPherson sounds great, like a different world. Sounds like you are playing a 12 string at times because of the overtones, sustain and dynamics. I'll play other guitars for comparison, it sounds really good, and then I pick up the McPherson and realize I've stepped into a different dimension of sound. Redwood keeps it a bit warmer but retains mids and bell like highs very well.|
|Here is my story - I am a semi-pro singer, songwriter based here in Leicester, UK. For many years I have been looking for a guitar that will suit my style, and be so free, open and fabulous sounding that it could support my voice when I perform, and I have never found one until now!
I fell in love with the macassar port orford 5.0XP - what an amazing, clean, punchy, separated, do anything you want it to do, piano/harpsichord sound. It was as if angels had led me to the shop that day and shown me the way forward - a day either way, I might have missed her. I did not leave the shop for hours and bought her right there and then, finally I had the guitar for me that would last the rest of my life!
Sing and feel joy!
|I just wanted to send a comment To Whom It May Concern. I am a Worship Director at a church of approximately 2,500 people in SC. I have wanted a McPherson Guitar for many years. For so long, I have settled for the next best thing (i.e Martin, Taylor, Takamine, Fender, etc). I finally decided to take the plunge and sold about 3 of my guitars, saved some cash and purchased a 4.5 Sitka Spruce/Granadillo. Needless to say, within the past two months I have sold ALL (save a Fender Custom Shop and a G and L Hollow Body) and purchased a 3.5 Engelmann Spruce/Macassar Ebony. You make a superior product to anyone in the world. I constantly have people asking me about it...commenting on how great it sounds. In a worship setting, it carries such a beautiful tone that adds so much to the musical side of the experience. I am honored to own an instrument that someone put so much time and attention to detail in. It will be mine until the day I die. McPherson Guitars, thanks for your product.|
|As a conservatry trained professinal symphonic musician, who has for years played classical guitar as a second instrument, and who has taught guitar at the University level, I want to compliment you on the extraorinary sonic qualities of your 4.5 line. I played Ramirez classical instruments for years, unitl I was unable to grow nails and gave up in frustration, but several years ago, I got back into guitar playing on electric-acoustic instruments. I have always had to use an amp to get acceptable sound projection until I got your 4.5.
I am so happy to report that I can now play the entire classical repertoire using finger picks, with a tone quality and volume that reminds me of my beautiful Kohno and Ramirez classical guitars of many years ago. There are not many playing Bach, Scarlatti, Villa Lobos etc, on your guitars, but I am one!! Thanks for producing such a sonically perfect instrument and reviving my interest in the guitar.
|Good Afternoon! I just wanted to take a minute at this time and after having had my guitar for a number of days, to say to all who had to do with my receiving my guitar, THANKS!! I am extremely happy with this beautiful looking and sounding instrument.
Once again, I am completely and totally impressed with the friendly folks I dealt with at McPherson, with your approach toward quality and striving for perfection, and with the overall impression I was left with that you folks really are a Class Act from top to bottom. Starting with the incredible factory tour you provided to my friend and I when we dropped in off the street without notice. And ending up with my having a McPherson guitar in my room as I write this. I had no idea how my views of what a business should be would change when I walked into your factory. Thanks again!