NGD: Custom 22 Mccarty Sunburst Rosewood Neck.

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  1. Endnote

    Endnote New Member

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    Managed to find this beauty used on reverb a week or two back. I'd been looking to buy a Custom 22 with similar specs new, but the quote I got put a new one at an amount way over my budget! So that wasn't gonna happen anytime soon. Enough internet searching landed me almost exactly what I wanted. Anyhow, how about those specs?

    Top Wood: Flame Maple
    Frets: 22
    Top Spec: Figured Maple
    Top Grade: Ten Top
    Neck Wood: East Indian Rosewood
    Neck Carve: Pattern (Wide/Fat)
    Fingerboard Wood: East Indian Rosewood
    Inlay: Outline Birds (2008+)
    Bridge: Straight Stoptail
    Color:McCarty Sunburst
    Hardware: Nickel
    Treble Pickup: Dragon 2
    Bass Pickup: Dragon 2
    Electronics: 5-Way Rotary

    Plays amazingly. I used to own an SC250 a couple of years back. Needless to say I was pretty disappointed in the playability, mainly because I had been playing satin necks my whole life, so when I got my SC250 it had a gloss finished neck, and also happened to be heavier than my other guitars, so I eventually sold it (it did sound great though). The Dragon II's sound pretty good to my ears, and while I've generally played high output pickups throughout my life, these are an inbetween vintage and modern . The only thing that needs to change is the 5 way rotary. I've used toggles and blade switches my whole life, and the 5 way has some great tones, but ultimately it's just not that practical to switch between pickups while playing. I'll change to a three-way toggle eventually. I'm using this for standard tuning so the bridge can stay. Some of the pics I used were from the seller, 'cause he did it way more justice than I could. Take a look:

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    #1 Endnote, Feb 19, 2017
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  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Beautiful! Congrats
     
  3. Huggy B

    Huggy B Shut up Meathead!!

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    Nice grab, classic burst...............but I'd keep the rotary.
     
  4. JonW

    JonW ...as seen in the PRS company magazine

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    Awesome, congrats!
     
  5. Big Eric Bee

    Big Eric Bee New Member

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    Very nice. And very clean looking, too.

    I like the rotary, but the 3 way with a push/pull pot for McCarty switching would be cool on that guitar.
     
  6. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Looks delicious! The rotary gives some cool sounds...so If you have another axe with McCarty switching, try the rotary for a while and see how you bond with it!
     
  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    The consummate McCarty.
    Most excellent.
     
  8. bodia

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

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    Love it! Congrats!
     
  9. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    Very slick. Congrats
     
  10. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    That is gorgeous!! I also have a rosewood neck on my McCarty, and it IS fantastic!! Congrats on your purchase!

    Kevin
     
  11. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Congrats, beautiful! You outta remove the price quote of a new guitar though as it's not allowed on the forum.
     
  12. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    Hey very sweet buy. Definitely digging the classic look!
     
  13. Endnote

    Endnote New Member

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    Done. Thanks for looking out.

    To those who say give the rotary a chance, how have you guys made it practical to switch between bridge and neck pickups without having the switch turn so slow?
     
  14. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Put a chicken head amp knob on the rotary switch. You can change faster, and it`s easier to keep track of what sound you have dialed in. Just be sure to file the non pointed end of the knob slightly so it doesn`t scratch the guitar finish. I found out about that the hard way, on a core guitar.
     
  15. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Sweeeet! I believe I have its twin
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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  17. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    That's a beaut !!! Play it in good health sir !
     
  18. gush

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

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    Man that's nice
     
  19. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Great score - love the color and simplicity
     
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