The PRS McCarty model pays homage to a legacy of innovation. As the President of Gibson during a true golden era of guitar building (1950-1966), Ted McCarty was a pioneer of the electric guitar and m... Click To Read More About This Product
The PRS McCarty model pays homage to a legacy of innovation. As the President of Gibson during a true golden era of guitar building (1950-1966), Ted McCarty was a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry. In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as Paul’s mentor but became a great friend of Paul and everyone he met at PRS.
In 1994, PRS released the first McCarty, an instrument that incorporated the full spectrum of techniques and knowledge Paul had gained from Ted as well as his own experiences as a guitar builder. It is in honor of Ted McCarty – his knowledge, his friendship, and his memory – that PRS reintroduced the McCarty model.
The PRS McCarty model features a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain and the 58/15 treble and bass pickups, which were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith. 58/15’s are a vintage style pickup with exceptional clarity and focused midrange. Additional appointments include a push/pull tone control with a 3-way toggle pickup switch for a complete palette of tones, a bound rosewood fretboard, and PRS stoptail bridge with brass studs for added resonance. Includes hardshell case.
A very small percent of the maple trees cut in North America are actually figured. To make "10-Top" status, a PRS top must have clearly defined figure across its entire top with no "dead" spots. A guitar designated as a 10-Top will usually have a small "10" written on the back of the headstock in the upper right corner. Some of our earlier guitars have the "10" stamped into the finish in the same position.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Carved figured maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Pattern regular
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Material: Bound Rosewood
Radius: 10 in.
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Middle: Not applicable
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: PRS stoptail with brass studs
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: PRS Phase III locking
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics, 10 top
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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