Tonewood Guide

McPherson Select Tonewoods are of the highest grade and quality. We can help you customize a guitar to suit your playing style and tonal preferences. From the warm gentle overtones of a Redwood top to the clarity and projection of a Red Spruce top, The soundboard has the most to do with how your guitar will sound. The back and sides will complement and color the overall sound of the guitar.

McPherson Guitars

Soundboard Options

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Western Red Cedar
California Redwood
Port Orford Cedar
Engelmann Spruce
Sitka Spruce
Bear Claw
Adirondack
Koa
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McPherson Guitars

Back & Sides Options

Tier 1: $9,500


East Indian Rosewood
African Mahogany
Flamed Maple
Granadillo
Quilted Maple
Pau Rosa

Tier 2: $10,500


Beeswing Mahogany
Flamed Honduran Mahogany
Blackheart Sassafras
Figured Bubinga
Flamed Myrtle
Tasmanian Blackwood
Pomelle Sapele
Claro Walnut

Tier 3: $11,500


Bastogne Walnut
Macassar Ebony
Wenge
Cocobolo
Ziricote
Koa
Madagascar Rosewood

Special:


All Koa
$13,500

Ancient Kauri
$17,500

Brazilian Rosewood
$19,500

“The Tree” Mahogany
$19,500

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East Indian Rosewood
African Mahogany
Flamed Maple
Granadillo
Quilted Maple
Pau Rosa
Beeswing Mahogany
Flamed Honduran Mahogany
Blackheart Sassafras
Bubinga
Flamed Myrtle
Tasmanian Blackwood
Pomelle
Claro Walnut
Bastogne Walnut
Macassar
Wenge
Cocobolo
Ziricote
Koa
Madagascar Rosewood
Kauri
Brazilian Rosewood
The Tree Mahogany
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Featured Build

All Koa MG


Koa is a fairly dense wood that, when used as a soundboard, produces low overtones, lots of clarity, and a forward midrange presence. Over time it will open up with a bit more warmth. The McPherson Koa soundboard is a hybrid top, layered with Cedar which adds structural integrity.

Koa back & sides give the tone a mixture of breath and bass focus. Altogether, this guitar produces a clear tone with controlled articulate bass, airy treble, and a lovely midrange presence.

$13,500

ORIGIN: Hawaii

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