NGD: 2012 McCarty 58!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Ferrinbonn, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Ferrinbonn

    Ferrinbonn New Member

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    The long wait just ended and my new guitar arrived! Picked up a gently used 2012 McCarty 58 in fire red burst. I never fully bonded with my CE24 and I had been casually looking around at some of the stoptail and hardtail PRS models and when this one caught my eye I had to go for it. There aren't a ton of them out there since they only made this model for a few years, but they're gorgeous guitars and the prices are far lower than the current gen McCartys.

    To my knowledge, they only made this model for a few years, 2010 to 2012. It seems like they were the transition from the older McCarty model to more like what the current model is. This has the 57/08 pickups, phase III tuners, bound neck, and rosewood veneer headstock. Very similar to the current model except for the pickups and the fact that the McCarty 58 models have an artist grade top and fancier bird inlays.

    It's a fabulous guitar. I love the finish and the top is really incredible. I did a setup on it to get the action and pickup height how I like them and it plays incredibly well. I really like the pickups, much more than I like the most recent 85/15s. They have a much fuller sound and aren't near as shrill and honky. Great sounds to be had in all 3 positions, both full humbucker and split.

    This is also the lightest guitar I've ever owned. 7.2 lbs. It felt really strange on a strap at first because it's so light. I'm actually really curious how they keep the weight down on so many of these. Same materials as a LP and roughly the same size, but Gibson is drilling a bunch of holes in them to keep the weight under 9 or 10 lbs.

    By the way, thanks to all those here who regularly contribute to the discussions. A lot of us lurk here periodically and there's a wealth of old info that's still really useful. If only the search engine didn't decide that it could ignore "58" in a search query, forcing me to page through a million regular McCarty threads. ;) Now for the pics!

    https://imgur.com/a/E0M4xHb
    https://imgur.com/a/HntYB4l
    https://imgur.com/a/bDsCKod

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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Really nice.
    Those were great guitars.
    Yours looks especially good.
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Beautiful score ! Congrats!!
     
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  4. Ferrinbonn

    Ferrinbonn New Member

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    Thanks!

    BTW, is there a way to embed imgur images? I thought there way but it won't accept them either as images or as media. I know the guitar porn is a big part of this site (or is for me anyway) and I don't want to disappoint.
     
  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Fantastic! Congrats, it's a beauty!
     
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  6. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Congrats!!! I really dig my MC58 - they are wonderful guitars. Enjoy.
     
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  7. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    Wow, great McCarty~!...as for weight, mine is a 2016 and weighs...wait for it...6.2 lbs. Light as a feather, perfect for the couch and the back~!

    Enjoy~!
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They are GREAT guitars.

    Here’s how to embed imgur images, and it’s kind of a kludge, but it works. Upload a pic as you normally would. Then you have to actually go to your account via a browser, get to your page, click on a picture, and on the left you can select “BB Code.” When the BB Code is selected, you can copy the link that comes up, and paste it here. Pretty simple, but a little time consuming.
     
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  9. Audie

    Audie New Member

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    Very Nice!
     
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  10. bodia

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

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    g.wizz Nabs

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    That is darn hot, congrats.
     
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  12. banditcosmo

    banditcosmo New Member

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    Awesome looking guitar !! Congrats
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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  14. Ferrinbonn

    Ferrinbonn New Member

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    6.2 lbs??? Does it feel like a toy? I mean that as an honest question. Even at 7.2, mine feels a bit strange. I guess it's just what you're used to...
     
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    Très jolie,
    really nice, sober and class color ^^
     
  16. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    When I got it, I thought 'what the heck?' Where's 'the beef'?'...BUT as I quickly found out, this is an acoustically LOUD and CLEAR guitar, just strumming cowboy chords or flat-picking, it's awesome.
     
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