From McPherson:

After many years of creating Custom Shop McPherson guitars, it was our goal to build a new guitar and achieve the ultimate blend of price and build-specifications, without sacrificing the tonal qualities for which McPherson is known.

We knew this process would not be easy and we did not want to settle for mediocre. Matt McPherson and the builders that brought the McPherson Custom Shop to life are the same builders that have given life to the Standards. The level of care and attention to detail has elevated McPherson to be known for what it is today, and the Standard is the embodiment of perfection, which is why we have called it the McPherson Standard.


  • Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • California Redwood top
  • Koa binding
  • African Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Ebony bridge pins
  • Gold EVO frets
  • Uni-directional high-mod carbon nonadjustable
  • Cantilevered neck
  • Standard MG 4.5 offset sound hole
  • Comes with 2 fully compensated bone saddles (low and medium actions)
  • Schaller M6 gold tuners
  • LR Baggs Element active system pickup
  • 25 1/2″ scale length
  • 11 1/8″ upper bout
  • 10 1/8″ waist
  • 16″ lower bout
  • 20 1/8″ body length
  • 41 1/2″ overall length
  • 14″ fretboard radius
  • Standard neck width: 1 3/4″ at nut, 2 5/32″ at 12th fret


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