BA Ferguson Classic Unitas Grifter, Hand Crafted Boutique Guitar, Sunburst

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BA Ferguson Classic Unitas Grifter, Hand Crafted Boutique Guitar, Sunburst



B.A. Ferguson launched the Classic Class series of guitars at Summer NAMM 2016 and was a Premier Guitar’s editors pick. Two body shapes were introduced; the Shirley and the Unitas Grifter. The idea is to produce a high-end, USA boutique guitar at a price point that's hard to resist. The Classic Unitas Grifter is exactly this.

For starters, the Unitas Grifter features a solid alder hand shaped body and a hard maple neck. The ergonomic neck carve at the heel of the guitar is great  for digging into the higher register of the Katalox fretboard. The body shape has a Mustang-ish outline that's loaded with custom hand made McNelly Autumn and Stagger Swagger pickups that sound complex, dynamic and balanced. The control panel features a treble bleed circuit in the master volume, a stacked bass roll-off in the master tone and a 3-way selector switch. The tonal spectrum of this combo can take you just about anywhere. Combine this with it's rock solid craftsmanship and you have one versatile workhorse guitar. 


More about McNelly Pickups Featured on the Classic Unitus Grifter

McNelly is bringing sexy back to pickups. McNelly pickups are not designed to emulate other pickups, but to improve in areas that will make them even more functional and enjoyable for players. 

McNelly Autumn Bridge Humbucker has a low/medium output with a sweet, soft attack and highs more singing than screaming. The bridge saturates with creamy mids, making single note work full without being brash. It's a McNelly take on an early PAF.

The McNelly Stagger Swagger Neck Pickup has all the dynamics and sizzle of true single coil, but in a humbucker replacement size. They're crisp and clear, but ballsy. They also happened to be noise-cancelling.


Body: Solid Alder
Nut: Bone, 43mm Width
Neck: Quartersawn Hard Maple
Neck Profile: Ergonomic Medium "C" 
Fretboard: Katalox (Swartzia Cubensis)
Tuners: Hipshot Classic Open Gear
Scale: 25.5"
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlay: MOP dots
Finish: Sunburst, True Nitro, Vintage Soft Gloss Finish
Electronics: Bournes Master Volume w/Treble Bleed Circuit, Master Tone w/Stacked Bass Frequency Roll-off, Switchcraft Switch and Jack
Pick-ups: McNelly Stagger Swagger (neck), McNelly Autmn (bridge)
Bridge: Nickle Plated Steel Half Cut T-Style Bridge, Brass Compensated Saddles
Hard Shell Guardian Case Included!
MSRP: $1995.00
Normally: $1499.00

Bottom line, the Unitas Classic Grifter is a unique blend of boutique craftsmanship at a price point you can’t afford to pass up. And it’s all part of the BA Ferguson family of handcrafted instruments located in Hartsville, SC. 

No mass produced pickups.
No outsourced necks.
Made one at a time, by hand.

There are few opportunities to own a brand new instrument with this much character and class right off the rack. Do yourself a favor and grab this  Classic Unitas Grifter and redefine your idea of what a high-end guitar should be.

*Includes certificate of authenticity and a limited lifetime warranty.


BA Ferguson Classic Unitas Grifter, Hand Crafted Boutique Guitar, Sunburst


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