These days, we are waiting a full year for a PRS Core Model so we were stoked to see this beautiful PRS McCarty in Black Gold Burst show up in an email of a few available guitars! Sporting wider than average flames on its carved maple top, the Black Gold Burst compliments the wood perfectly! A set of 58/15LT Humbguckers provides the sweetest, most versatile sounding PRS you'll ever hear! Clean, dirty, high gain, a massive pedal-board, whatever you got will sound great!
With core ingredients of Mahogany, Maple, and Rosewood, you are guaranteed to have a familiar yet inspiring playing experience. This time-tested tonewood Top-Wood tandem of Maple on Mahogany provides big body and top-end compression for singing lead tones. The mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, carved to the PRS Pattern Profile only adds to the inspiration factor. With Birds Fingerboard inlays, a 10" fingerboard radius, 25" scale length, and Faux Bone Fingerboard Binding, this PRS McCarty looks as good as it feels!
From the PRS Website...
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 fashioned from Mahogany and topped with a Rosewood fingerboard, a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain, and 58/15 LT treble and bass humbucker pickups, which have now been through the TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) process. The 58/15 LT’s humbucker pickups 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.