The McPherson Camrielle features a tighter and more focused body shape, producing an eloquent and expressive voicing which delivers an articulate and immaculate tone suitable for both finger-style to big open chords.
This McPherson Camrielle 4.0XP comes with a highly figured bearclaw sitka top and stripped Macassar ebony back and sides. Bearclaw Sitka spruce has a shallow, cross-grain curl that seems to increase cross-grain stiffness in acoustic guitars which many luthiers feel, enhances the tone and sustain of spruce.
Macassar ebony is a dense hardwood that is typically clear and loud with considerable overtones and dynamic range. It has a strong bass and lower mids, clear highs, and a slightly scooped mid range like rosewood. Like koa, it often takes a little while for the tone to open up and become richer. When it does, they are always very musical and a delight to play.
Like all McPherson guitars, the guitar comes with a proprietary offset sound hole and a cantilevered neck which enhances the tone of the guitar by allowing the top of the guitar to vibrate freely. Within the soundhole, a series of braces are designed to arch just under the guitar top wood with minimal contact, allowing tonal vibrations to be maximized while providing for structural strength. The Camrielle also comes with a pleasing florentine cutaway for higher fret access.
Given the wood combination and prior experiences, we can only expect it to sound significantly more impressive in time. The 4" body depth gives it plenty of volume and headroom and will delight even the most aggressive player. The guitar plays like a dream when plugged in and reproduces an acoustically rich and balanced tone thanks to the LR Baggs electronics which have been specially tweaked to better complement each McPherson guitar.
This consigned guitar is essentially brand new as it was left unplayed after being purchased. With a new piece costing SGD$16,000, this is probably new cheapest new McPherson Camrielle in the market right now.
Brand new McPherson Camrielle MG4.0XP in bearclaw sitka spruce top and stripped Macassar ebony back and sides.
Hawaiian koa binding over a tight grained bearclaw sitka spruce with lovely cross-grain curl.
An off-set sound hole brings the acoustic presence closer to the player while freeing up the guitar top for fuller vibrations.
A proprietary cantilevered neck frees the guitar top for fuller acoustic resonance.
Full Hawaiian koa binding across the entire fingerboard with custom 12-fret fingerboard inlay.
Stripped maccasar ebony showcases contrasting grain lines that are visually captivating.
Mahogany neck with flame Hawaiian koa heel cap polished to a gloss shine.
Striking stripped Macassar ebony back and sides framed in Hawaiian koa binding.
Ebony face plate with McPherson logo in mother of pearl.
Waverly gold gold tuners provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Premium Ameritage hardcase with built-in humidification system.
Front view of MG4.0XP Camrielle acoustic guitar in bearclaw sitka spruce and stripped macassar ebony.
Back view of MG4.0XP Camrielle acoustic guitar in bearclaw sitka spruce and stripped macassar ebony.
Top Wood: Sinker Redwood
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable, unidirectional high-modulus carbon fiber
Bridge pins: Ebony unslotted with mother of pearl dot
Fingerboard: Ebony with 14 inch radius
Fingerboard Inlay: Custom 12fret wood inlay
Sound Hole: Offset sound hole
Nut: Natural bone (Three custom bone saddles set up for low, medium, and tall action)
Binding: Flamed koa
Tuners: Waverly gold tuning machines
Strap Button: Gold
Inlay: McPherson mother of pearl inlay on head cap
Finish: IC&S UV finish
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb medium gauge strings
Scale length: 25 1/2"
Upper bout: 10 3/4"
Waist: 9 3/8"
Lower bout: 15"
Body length: 19 7/8"
Body depth: 4.0”
Overall length: 41 1/4"
Fretboard radius: 14"
Standard neck width: 1 3/4" at nut, 2 5/32 at 12th fret
String spacing at bridge: 2 3/16"
Electronics: L.R. Baggs pick-up, pre-amp and volume control
Case: Custom fit Ameritage case with built in humidification system
Retail Price: SGD$16000