History of the PRS McCarty?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by srmd22, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. azzkkr

    azzkkr New Member

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    Thanks for the Info. Maybe my question was not precise. The seller has said that his 1998 McCarty is all stock apart from the Santana PUs he sunk in replacing the original PUs. Other than that all is original on the guitar, I.e Vol/Tone and 3 way and no push/pull for coilsplit…my question: did 98 McCartys come without a coil split from the factory.
     
  2. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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  3. Fullmoon 1971

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    I've had a few incarnation of the McCarty. For me, the older ones are better. I would like bound fretboard, but the wide-fat necks are where it's at for me.
     
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  5. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    Unacceptable.

    You must now buy one of each as a reminder to never do that again.
     
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  6. Frank McNerney

    Frank McNerney Shoitza

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    Thanks for the opportunity to praise the McCarty
    I have a 2006.
    It looks fantastic, not a flashy top but people never fail to notice it and comment.
    It sounds great, (I'll admit it's not as great as the 594 and maybe not as great as the DGT, but still great).
    This is my favorite design because of the simplicity - 2 knobs instead of 4 and they are easy to reach, 1 toggle where it belongs - not up in LP territory. PU spilts.
     
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  7. Thunderlung

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    True! I’m the proud owner of an unsigned McCarty, with birds, that pre-dates the first 100 signed. I’ve often wondered how many others there are out there like it.
     
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  8. Willsy182

    Willsy182 New Member

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    I've recently picked up a 2008 McCarty 2, with the MVC. I don't hear or read much about these guitars, I gather they weren't too popular when released, but mine is outstanding, the neck is amazing.
     
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  9. doublescale1

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    Here's my 2006 McCarty Gold Top - I ordered it and waited 7 months for delivery to my local indie music store. It's now sporting a set of Naylor Hyper Vintage pickups wired in Series and Parallel w/a Push/Push pot @ Vol & Tone. It's a great guitar to play and the pickups are low output, they put out very percussive single line notes and they are articulate as all get out.
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