Tracy Lawrence

“I have been a country music recording artist for almost 25 years. I played with my first live band at the age of 14. I’ve toured around the world and have had played live for millions of fans. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play a lot of acoustic guitars. Basically, every major brand and quite a few obscure ones. Even a few handmade one of a kinds. The first time I picked up a McPherson I knew it was something very different and very special. It is by far the most balanced that I have ever touched. All the way up the neck, it’s tone and intonation are impeccable. Whether you’re plugged in using the pickup or using a microphone in the studio; the tone is amazing. I have a lot of guitars in my collection and I love them all for different reasons. But, the McPherson has quickly become my favorite. Pick one up. Feel it, touch it, play it and you’ll see what I’m talking about.”

Get to know McPherson Artist Tracy Lawrence in the “Artist of the Month” video.

Trevor Lindsey

25 year veteran Session musician, songwriter and custom guitar luthier in Los Angeles, CA. Writing and recording for BMG, currently has tunes on about forty television shows worldwide.

“With the recent flourishing of custom builders, it is hard to wade through the choices, and I have to admit that your instruments had not made it onto my radar screen. Sure, I may have seen the name, but with the non-traditional shape, and no idea of the craftsmanship, I had put you in the probable flash in the pan category. Boy was that ever wrong! I finally saw one of your guitars and was astounded in every sense of the word. I could immediately see that you had reinvented the wheel.”

“I am a true believer in your work, and this experience has shown me how wrong it can be to dismiss a design just because it looks foreign.”

Richard Marx

For over 20 years, Richard Marx has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry. His debut single “Don’t Mean Nothing” and self-titled debut album kicked off his career as a solo artist in 1987 and went on to sell 3 million copies. His 1989 follow-up CD, “Repeat Offender,” became even more successful, selling over 7 million copies worldwide. From 1987 to 1990, he became the first male solo artist in history to have his first 7 singles reach the top 5 on Billboard’s singles chart, including the 1 hits “Hold On to the Nights,” “Satisfied” and the worldwide classic, “Right Here Waiting.” This feat remains unchallenged.

“I’ve had a McPherson for about 10 years now and have used it extensively both in the studio and live onstage. And in both scenarios I can say without hesitation….it never fails me.”

Steve Merkel

Award Winning Song Writer, Musician, Producer.

“McPherson consistently makes guitars that are perfection at every level. The sound, the look and the feel are all extraordinary. If you ever get a chance, play one for yourself you’ll believe me when I say McPherson makes the best guitars in the world.”

Phillip LaRue

Recording and live performance artist.

“You know you have a fabulous guitar when well seasoned sound engineers tell you they are blown away with the quality of tone coming from this McPherson.”

Lenny LeBlanc

Songwriter and recording artist.

“For years I’ve been on a quest to find a great sounding guitar that fits my playing style, songwriting and recording needs, my search is over.”

Mark Lockett

Guitarist with The Normals.

“Its unique soundhole and floating neck are brilliant, I have thoroughly compared it to every top-end hand-built acoustic out there and have yet to find a guitar that produces the rich, deep throw that the McPherson possesses.”

Liz Longley

In the short time since her graduation from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year, the Washington Post declared that Liz is “destined for a larger audience” and Dig Boston called her “a rising acoustic sensation.”

Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music “gorgeous, simply gorgeous.” A Philadelphia native, Liz recently made the move to Nashville, Tennessee where she has quickly made her presence known throughout Music City. In addition to writing more than forty songs with some of the best songwriters in the business, Liz has also managed to keep up her seemingly never-ending touring schedule, playing over one hundred shows in the last year – all without the help of a record label or booking agent. While Liz frequently supports the likes of Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Paula Cole, Nanci Griffith, Livingston Taylor, Lori McKenna and Colin Hay, something remarkable has begun to happen – audiences are emerging from these shows as fast fans of Liz’s music as well.

An engaging performer with an effortless stage presence, Liz has broken advance ticket and merchandise sales records at numerous venues across the country. Most recently, Liz’s music has taken center stage on a national level with numerous television placements and radio airplay. ABC’s critically acclaimed series NY Med featured Liz’s music throughout the first season, and the 2012 season finale of Lifetime’s Army Wives displayed her towering vocals in an epic grand finale song, “This Is Not the End.” Executives at SiriusXM caught wind of her captivating cover of Van Morrison’s hit “Moondance” and added it into regular rotation, along with her award-winning original song, “When You’ve Got Trouble.” After an impressive response from listeners, Liz was invited to perform live in the SiriusXM studios in New York City and was named one of their Coffee House Discoveries of 2011. Following the success of her previous release, Hot Loose Wire, and an impressive crowdfunding campaign this past summer, Liz recently returned to the studio where she recorded her fourth full-length album which is scheduled to be released on February 26, 2013.

“Ever since I started touring with my McPherson Guitar, I have gotten nothing but compliments on its gorgeous, clear sound. The extraordinary craftsmanship shines through in both its tone and feel. It records beautifully, plays flawlessly and resonates unlike any guitar I’ve ever played. Thank you, McPherson Guitars!”

Get to know McPherson Artist Liz Longley in the “Artist of the Month” video.

Marty Magehee

Member of 4Him (Grammy Award nominee and six-time Dove Award winner).

“From every live performance to every track I’ve laid, this haus of a guitar has never failed to prove itself as the embodiment of every top end acoustic I’ve ever played!”

Les Martines

Musician and Road Manager for the Neal McCoy Band.

“This is the finest guitar I’ve ever played. It’s unbelievable how the sound just jumps out of the guitar. You’ll look to see if it’s plugged in! Truly amazing.”

Mac McAnally

Producer, songwriter, solo performer and guest member of Jimmy Buffet.

“In the studio I have always used a variety of guitars for specific duties. In the last year, I have done quite a few sessions with only the McPherson,it is the only guitar of the 35 or so I own that I trust to handle any assignment.”

Get to know McPherson Artist Mac McAnally in the “Artist of the Month” video.

Mike McMann

“When I was ready for a new performance guitar, I was looking for something different – a cut above the rest. I played hundreds of guitars but always I would go back to the McPherson. The beauty of the woods used, the feel of a finely crafted piece of art and the impeccable tone impressed me again and again. Nothing fit my hand like the McPherson and that sound, WOW! I didn’t think I could be inspired to play guitar any more than I have been for the past 25 years, but I just can’t put the McPherson down. I am confident that this guitar has made me a better guitar player, and continues to do so every day.”

Michael Neale

Performer, producer, songwriter, recording artist, worship pastor, and music director.

“The richness of the tone, the quality of the craftsmanship and McPherson’s attention to detail is unparalleled!”

Kurt Linn

Singer, Songwriter, member of group “River”.

“My McPherson has stole my heart. This guitar has a well rounded sound, gorgeous tone, an ease to play. For recording, simply mic and let it sing.”

Jason Lovins

Worship pastor, singer/songwriter, live performer.

“Before I opened the case, I already knew the guitar was going to sound amazing live. The most pleasant surprise was how huge it sounded unplugged! It is, without a doubt, the best guitar I’ve ever had my hands on. When I thought it couldn’t get any better, my producer said it’s the best sounding guitar he’s ever recorded.”

Jerry McPherson

Recording and live performance artist (has worked with Amy Grant, Twila Paris, Susan Ashton, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Reba McEntire etc.)

“It happens every time – first the engineer says, ‘What kind of guitar is that!??!’ then mics it, goes into the control room and starts smiling at how great it sounds.”

Gene Miller

Singer, guitarist, songwriter. Has worked in the studio with Phil Collins, Cher, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Tim Mcgraw, Michael Bolton. Currently performing live with Amy Grant, Peter Cetera, and Kenny Loggins.

“What can I say about this guitar everybody else hasn’t already said. This guitar speaks for itself. All you have to do is pick one up, look it over, play it, and like me you’ll never want to play anything else.”

Josh Moore

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, B3 Organ, and keyboardist with Caedmon’s Call.

“Fingerpicking, strumming, tapping, tickling, bashing, or just playing, this guitar makes me so happy that it’s just awesome.”

John Morgan

Comedian, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and George W. Bush Impersonator.

“My McPherson draws music out of me. The sweet tones live and breathe, and make me as a singing George W. Bush impersonator sound betterer. I have found my love of the guitar revitalized by this precious instrument. Many if not all of my friends and associates agree that this is the best sounding guitar they have ever heard. And the look, while both functional with its unique soundhole design, and amazingly beautiful, almost always draws admiring reactions from my audiences. As a unique performer, its great to have such a unique instrument. I love my McPherson guitar.”

Greg Nelson

Producer (has produced for the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and many well known artists).

“I have recorded scores of guitars and guitar players over the last 34 years and I have never heard an instrument ‘sing’ like the McPherson Guitar, it is an instrument that translates in both recording and live situations.”

Adam Lester

Live performing artist, guitarist and Nashville session player. Currently on tour with Peter Frampton, has performed with Steven Curtis Chapman, The Paul Coleman Trio, TAIT and others. Adam is originally from Australia.

“Only so often does a guitarist come across an acoustic guitar that truly inspires and delivers a quality unmatched. McPherson guitars are such a beautifully crafted guitar that it will rebirth in you a whole new passion for the instrument. I have played for so many years and never experienced such an inspiring sound in an acoustic. I rediscovered my gift in these guitars.”

Chris Looke

Chris Loocke is a Nashville based guitarist who graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2008 with degrees in Music Business/management and guitar performance. While at Berklee he honed his skills as a session guitarist. Since graduating, he has been booked solid on the road and in the studio. Chris has played guitar with: Josh Gracin (American Idol, #1 single Po’ Folks), brazilian jazz legend Rosa Passos (Sony Records), American Idol’s Kristy Lee Cook (Broken Bow Records, American Idol), James Wesley (Broken Bow Records), Love and Theft (RCA Records), The Lunabelles (Sony Records), Recorded guitars for Dashboard Confessional’s Mike Marsh. He has played with a long list of other talented musical groups in a wide variety of genres.

Chris has recorded guitar on major musical theater productions by Ted Swindley, Parrish Stanton and a host of others. These productions have been featured nationally, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. He has recorded guitar on a growing list of records with famous and up and coming artists. Chris has been featured in major music videos (Arista records, Sony) on MTV Networks, Country Music Television and Great American Country. In addition, Chris has co-written songs with The Nappy Roots, Josh Gracin, Aaron Accetta (Universal Motown, forever the sickest kids, Jordan Knight), Dave Thomson (#1 hit Canada “California”, Sony/ATV publishing), and many other songwriters with major publishing deals. Chris Loocke

“I’m loving my new guitar, it’s turning heads already. It sounds amazing, and feels so good to play!”

Get to know McPherson Artist Chris Loocke in the “Artist of the Month” video.

Daisy Mallory

Daisy Mallory began writing songs and playing the guitar at the early age of 9. After stepping on stage for the first time when she was twelve years old, Daisy began performing at every opportunity. In 2006, she attended Seth Rigg’s Vocal Camp in Los Angeles, where she made his masters class. In 2007, she began booking gigs and playing venues all around her hometown in Arizona. When Daisy was 15 years old, her and her family made their first visit to Nashville, Tennessee, where she played The Bluebird Cafe for the first time. They instantly fell in love with everything that Nashville has to offer. Great people, beautiful scenery, and of course the crazy music scene. In March of 2010, after visiting every month for over a year, Daisy and her family made the move to Nashville.

“Every time I bring out my guitar, no matter where I am, someone comments on the unique look and they can’t believe the quality and richness that the guitar produces. As soon as I picked up my first McPherson, I knew there was no turning back. Why look for another guitar when you’ve already got the best?”

Get to know McPherson Artist Daisy Mallory in the “Artist of the Month” video.

Don Maracle

Guitarist, producer, composer.

“In the studio or performing live, McPherson guitars consistently deliver an uncompromised quality I have never found in another acoustic instrument.”

Chase Martin

Vocalist, songwriter and musician, Chase Martin, has been performing and writing country music as well as pop rock since she was eight years old. She continues to experience success with her songwriting and performances. She has a busy schedule with an array of venues requesting her to perform and has opened and continues to open for many national headliners.

Though Chase is still very young, you know from meeting her right away she has a real desire to play music and to entertain people, and entertained they are. Watching Chase perform the crowd falls in love with her. She interacts with her audience as though she has known them forever. She has a soulful, country and a rock and roll edge that commands her audience’s attention. It is refreshing to watch and exciting to wonder just where this young artist may end up next.

“From the first moment that I laid my eyes on my McPherson, I was star struck. But it is when I began to play it that I realized that it was not only beautiful, but had the most incredible sound. I knew then that I must own one. I remember when I was looking to buy my McPherson, the gentleman that was selling it to me told me something that I take with me everyday. He said that the McPherson was a guitar that I would want to take with me throughout my career and would most probably never want another brand of guitar. That gentleman has no idea how true that statement was. I cannot imagine my career without my McPherson. I guess you could say that it was love at first sight.”

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