All mahogany McCarty ?

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  1. Frank McNerney

    Frank McNerney New Member

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    I’m sure there is info on this some place but I can’t find it.

    Thanks

    I see there was a McCarty “standard”. Apparently all Mahogany body with no maple top? Not sure about other differences from the core McCarty. Im wondering if it’s been discontinued and if not then why isn’t it listed as a option? Is this a option on other core models?
    Also curious about the tone.
    Anyone who has anything to chip in here would be appreciated
     
  2. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    It is discontinued. It was a core model and existed years before the S2 line. No other difference in specs except the absence of a maple top. If you want a trem there was also a run of DGT standards. If you are lucky you could find a Mc Carty standard with soapbars as well...
     
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  3. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Shhhhh...you'll give away the secret!
     
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I played one in stock at a dealer’s with soapbars in the late early ‘00s, and nearly bought it. I thought it was terrific!

    However, at the time I was seduced by an SC Artist that was so pretty, and also sounded great, and I left the store with that one.

    However, I’ve seriously considered having a mahogany PS made with triple soapbars. I never forgot how good the ‘hog McC sounded. Let’s put it this way - it was sweeter than my ‘65 SG Special.
     
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  5. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    You would prefer mahogany instead of korina for a PS build?
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Yup!

    I love the warm, resonant tone of mahogany, with its rich midrange and lower mids. It’s a beautiful-sounding tonewood!

    It’s got a softer attack than Korina that works really well with some pickups and some types of music. Just my preference is all.
     
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