Let's see those McCarty's (All variants)

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  1. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Kind of like a metal-smooth version of a rosewood neck, if you will...
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  2. eightamrock

    eightamrock New Member

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    So this comment made me feel a lot better about the purchase of my first McCarty. I have several LP's by both gibson and epiphone, they are all so heavy I don't like taking them off the wall if I'm not doing something like recording with them. I also have a lone 2006(ish) PRS SE Singlecut which is the same 2 knob control and wrap stop tail. It's so much thinner and lighter than my expensive gibsons and it gets the most play and practice time.

    I finally ponied up the cash to buy a real one because my main concern was comfort. I was struggling with the added weight and thickness of the 594 because I didn't want to buy another guitar and still play my cheap SE model. I wanted a daily driver. So I skipped the 594 and went for the Core McCarty. The SE version is comfortable and easy to play, but sounds not as great. Hoping the true core mccarty sounds a lot better. Its in the mail!
     
  3. Fullmoon 1971

    Fullmoon 1971 New Member

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    Back before I owned any PRS let alone core models I fell in in love with the McCarty SC245 but couldn't afford one, then they released the Bernie Marsden SE and my love for all things PRS followed.

    Over the years I've owned a few SE's a S2 Vela and 4 core models (the 2 McCarty's at the start of this thread) plus a 01 standard 22 & 06 CE-24 Mahogany. When the 594 SC came out I was excited to try one but couldn't get on with the neck shape, earlier this year I picked up a second 2011Bernie Marsden SE in immaculate condition just as PRS released the McCarty 594 "Joe Walsh" and this got me thinkng. I scored a set of McCarty pickups from a 2000 model and a core tailpice off ebay and replaced the tuner with Gotoh SD-90's and created a Bernie/McCarty SC245 hybrid.

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  4. Rhythmisking

    Rhythmisking New Member

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    Front and center is the Spruce:

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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Here ya go...

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    Beauties!
    Use the share button and choose "Hotlink for forums":)
     
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  6. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    I would love to see a few more pics of that quilt top if you have them. Wow!
     
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    Rhythmisking New Member

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  8. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    I've posted this NGD aquistion recently
    5909 Experience
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That is just freaking breathtaking!!!
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    And another breathtaking specimen! My goodness, this is a super fun thread!
     
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  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I'm running out of superlatives. This is impossibly gorgeous!!!!
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Goodness me. Just beautiful.
     
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  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    My head is spinning. This is like being at a convention of supermodels.
     
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  14. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    80’s Blockbuster Movie Prop Variant…
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Ooooo. The Dark Side. :cool:
     
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  16. Broseph

    Broseph PRS 22 Fret Fren

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    Gorgeous for an S2 594. From a distance it looks like a core except for the birds. I bought it used with the pickups already swapped for Fralin pure PAF pickups. I only did minor cosmetic mods like the bone nut, ivory tip switch, and gold screws.
     
  17. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    Here’s one more…. Thanks

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    aphantomvaper New Member

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    I want to eat some shrooms and stare at that top! So many spirits!

    Quite outstanding!
     
  19. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Thanks Les. ;)

    I am enjoying this thread too. There are some outstanding guitars being posted.
     
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  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I love this one!
     
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