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McPherson 4.0 Camrielle Bear Claw Sitka/Beeswing Mahogany, from McPherson

Deep bearclaw accents in the grain, elegant sharp cutaway and singing sustain on this McPherson

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A gorgeous guitar for the gentleman fingerpicker, this outrageously bear-clawed sitka really sings clear. The mahogany is so vibrant, it may feel like you're going to fall inside if you stare too long. There's a phenominal balance of fundamental with a faint comet-trail of overtones. Really lovely.

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McPherson 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga Acoustic Guitar Demo - McPherson Guitars

The 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga from McPherson Guitars is truly an astonishingly beautiful guitar, both in tone and aesthetic. Often referred to as African Rosewood, Bubinga is actually not a part of the Rosewood family at all, however it does provide very similar tones most commonly exhibited with Rosewood Guitars. The warmth in the bass, and the complexity of overtones is directly attributed to the softness of the Engelmann Spruce top, which provides a palpable richness to the guitar's tone. The 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga is best suited for gentler playing, it is great for fingerpicking, and really produces a supreme quality of sound, as to be expected in any McPherson Guitar. If you have any questions about this stunning, handmade McPherson or any other gear used in this video, please call SoundPure today 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703. Big Thanks to Keith Ganz for contributing his incredible talent to the making of this video.    Gear Used: McPherson 4.0XP Engelmann Spruce/Figured Bubinga, Schoeps CMC6 Microphone body with MK22 Capsules, Sebatron Axis 200VU Preamp, Lynx Aurora A/D Converter

Manufacturer's Description from McPherson

Designed with a slightly smaller body profile, the compact, punchy tone and clear, bell-like voice of the Camrielle® are all McPherson®. The Camrielle® sounds great in any musical setting, and excels as a fingerstyle go-to instrument.

A slightly stiffer version of Sitka with unique figure appearing in the grain. Bear Claw Sitka exhibits tonal characteristics of Sitka Spruce, but because of its added strength it can have a more robust and punchy voice.

A stunning Mahogany with small wavy grain and interlocking flame pattern similar to that of a bees wing. Beeswing's tight grain and figure make this an excellent choice for those that are looking for a mahogany guitar.

McPherson Guitars

About Manufacturer

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

  • Depth: 4" at block and 4" at tail block

    Scale Length: 25.5"

    Upper Bout: 10 3/4"

    Waist: 9 3/8"

    Lower Bout: 15"

    Body Length: 19 7/8"

    Overall Length: 41 3/4"

    Neck Width: Standard 1 3/4" at nut, 2 5/32" at 12th

    String Spacing: E to E  2 3/16"

    Offset Sound Hole

    Cantilevered Neck

    Truss Rod: Non-Adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber

    Ebony Bridge

    Ebony bridge pins: unslotted with mother of pearl dot

    Fingerboard: Ebony with 14" radius

    Frets: All frets dressed by Plek Pro

    Nut: Natural Bone

    The Buzz Feiten intonation system: Three custom bone saddles set up for low, med, and tall action

    Binding: Flamed Koa

    Electronics: L.R. Baggs RTS2 system. Ribbon transducer pick-up, pre-amp and volume control

    Tuners: Schaller M6G Gold Tuning Machines

    Gold Strap Button

    Case: Custom fit Ameritage case with built in humidification system

    Inlay: McPherson mother of pearl inlay on head cap and mirror image on bridge plate

    Finish: UV finish. An extremely durable clear finish which retains tonal integrity of the wood while protecting the guitar from harmful elements

    Strings: Elixir Nanoweb medium gauge strings