McCarty 10 Top Custom Colour Cobolt Blue Burst #0340193
Brand new 2022 PRS McCarty 10 Top in Custom Colour Cobolt Blue Burst with Hybrid Hardware. Beautiful light weight McCarty with the latest spec. 58/15LT pickups sound superb with coil split adding versatility. Finished in the new revamped high-gloss nitro over a cellulose CAB basecoat,a durable, super thin finish that has a lovely vintage feel and superior resonance. Its the same as they haveused on the Private Stock models recently. It has the new Stoptail bridge engineered with curved string slots with brass inserts and brass studs to take full advantage of the resonant properties of the guitar. Its little touches like this and the fatter body that makes McCarty's really resonant tone machines. With PRS Hard Case.
BODY Colour: CAB Nitro-Custom Colour Cobolt Blue Burst Top Wood: Flame Maple Back Wood: Mahogany
NECK Number Of Frets: 22 Scale Length: 25" Fretboard Wood: Rosewood Fretboard Inlays: Birds Neck Wood: Mahogany Neck Shape: Pattern
ELECTRONICS Bass Pickups: 58/15LT Treble Pickup: 58/15LT Pickup Switching: 3-Way with Coil Split on Tone Knob
ADDITIONAL INFO Weight: 7lb 2oz
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 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 inserts 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.