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PRS McCarty Gold Top w/ Black Back


Named after Ted McCarty, a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry, the McCarty model embodies the most up-to-date findings from PRS and looks back to the golden age of the guitar. This vintage-appointed guitar features a bound, 22-fret Pattern neck, a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain, and 58/15 LT treble and bass pickups, which have now been through the TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) process. 58/15 LT’s are a vintage style pickup with exceptional clarity and focused midrange. Paired with a push/pull tone control and a 3-way toggle pickup switch, these pickups provide a complete palette of tones. The McCarty model is anchored by a PRS stoptail bridge with brass studs for added resonance and vintage-style tuners.

“One of my sayings is that everything that touches the string is God – well, that’s really the bridge, the nut, and the tuners. So when we went after the McCarty model, that’s where we looked. These updates make a huge difference in the tone. The guitar sustains longer and the tone has more character,” said Paul Reed Smith. “The puzzle pieces all fit together, and there is no compromise to the integrity of the instrument. We’re very happy.”

In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted McCarty to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as a 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.

Specs

Type

Solid Body

Colour

Gold Top with Black Back

Orientation

Right Handed

Number of Strings

6

Body Material

Carved Figured Maple Top; Mahogany Back

Neck Material

Mahogany

Neck Shape

Pattern

Fretboard Material

Rosewood with Faux Bone Binding

Number of Frets

22

Fretboard Inlays

Birds

Neck Pickups

85/15 LT

Bridge Pickups

85/15 LT

Controls

1 x Volume, 1 x Push/Pull Tone Control, 3-Way Toggle Switch

Bridge

 

PRS Stoptail w/ Brass Inserts

Tuners

Vintage-Style

Strings

10s

Case/Bag

Hardshell Case



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