Description

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 and a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain. The McCarty model is anchored by a PRS Stoptail bridge with brass inserts for added resonance and vintage-style tuners. The PRS McCarty is outfitted with McCarty LT treble and bass pickups. These vintage-style pickups exhibit 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.

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.

“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.”

For 2024, PRS Guitars is updating the tuning machines on many of our Core guitars. While, aesthetically, our new Wing buttons are designed to echo the 12th fret bird wingspan design, they were first and foremost designed for tonal reasons all the way back in 1982. Because these buttons are lighter weight than their metal predecessors, they are subtracting less energy from the vibrating strings, thus helping the guitar ring longer and at a more musical note. The removal of the tuner’s locking feature on non-tremolo-equipped guitars further decreases their weight.

A few key specifications include:

Body Construction Solidbody
Top Wood Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Top Carve Violin
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Construction One-Piece
Truss Rod PRS Double-Acting
Neck Shape Pattern
Neck Depth at the 1/2 Fret 7/8"
Neck Depth at the 12 1/2 Fret 61/64"
Neck Width at the Nut 1 11/16"
Neck Width at the Body 2 1/4"
Fretboard Wood Rosewood w/ Faux Bone Binding
Fretboard Radius 10"
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Headstock Logo Signature, Inlaid
Finish Type High-Gloss Nitro (CAB)
Bridge PRS Stoptail w/ Brass Inserts
Tuners PRS Vintage-Style Non-Locking Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel
Nut Bone
Truss Rod Cover "McCarty"
Treble Pickup McCarty LT
Bass Pickup McCarty LT
Controls Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
Strings PRS Signature 10-46
Tuning Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
Case Hardshell Case
7 lbs 7 oz
384732

For more information about the PRS McCarty, please contact us.

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