Posted on Oct 15, 2018
B.A. Ferguson Grifter, Limited Edition, Cardinal Red
The Standard Class Grifter is a hand shaped, solid African Mahogany body guitar featuring a deep C quartersawn Honduran Mahogany thick taper neck with hard Maple center strip and Wenge fretboard. The Grifter body shape resembles a Mustang-ish outline with McNelly Sparkletron pickups. The Sparkletron pickups have the obvious Filter’Tron look and some similar attributes; low-ish output, a slightly scooped low-mid response and a tendency to twang. However, the big difference is the Sparkletrons sound clearer and smoother overall and hold up nice when cranked into overdrive territory. The Sparkletrons cut through dirt and fuzz to provide definition without edginess, and bass strings retain their tight and growly focus. After all, the vintage Filter’Trons formed the basis of the AC/DC sound for decades, get where we’re going with this?