NOGD: 2000 PRS McCarty Brazilian 10 top #170/250

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  1. darkinners

    darkinners New Member

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    So, someone selling this one at a price point I cannot refuse :D.
    I immediately sold my R8 to get this beauty.

    The seller selling it so cheap mainly because of the hardware tarnish.
    But other than the hardwares, the other parts of the guitar basically NOS quality.
    Not even pick scratches on it. Nevermind dent and dings.

    Right after 15 mins I bought this guitar, the seller immediately text me said he kinda regret selling it.
    Said if I want, he can full refund to me or at least if I ever want to sell it. He will be the first one I'd contact.
    Well, your lost my gain :D

    This one sound not particularly loud/full while strum acoustically.
    But it does sound amazing through an amp!

    The pickups sound a bit muddy, especially on chords.
    Single note stuffs however, have that PRS known soaring/screaming quality.
    Ordered BareKnuckle The Mule set, I expect it would be an upgrade.

    Wanted to take photos outside but the weather is dull and start to rain right after I go out.


    More photos in this album
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157645536639227/

    So I went back home.
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    #170/250 10 top in Vintage Violin Burst.
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    Dayummm....

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    And the neck also Brazilian :D
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That is very cool!

    I even like it with the tarnished parts.
     
  3. darkinners

    darkinners New Member

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    Thanks LSchefman.

    Yes, I told exactly the same thing to the seller as well. I like the aged nickel :D very tasty.
     
  4. sleary

    sleary New Member

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    Damn sexy
     
  5. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    All I see is a whole lotta awesome!
     
  6. SleepDistance

    SleepDistance New Member

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    I'd tell the seller that PRS will be glad to build him another one. It's just a McCarty with rosewood neck and sunburst finish.
    If he didn't think it's worth keeping just because of tarnished hardware, you're right: his loss, your gain.
    You can replace tarnished hardware. And now he can order a whole replacement guitar if he misses this one.
    Congratulations!
    What kind of pickups are in this one?

    My brother has a mahogany McCarty (mahogany top as well) and I presume it came with the McCarty pickups. The guy my brother bought it from said he didn't really dig the tone of the McCarty's stock PRS pickups either, and he put Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates neck and bridge pickups in it. My brother plugged it in for me. It sure sounds great with the Pearly Gates set.
    My brother ended up giving me the original PRS pickups. I put them in a Hamer Artist Mahogany that I have. I thought the tone of the Duncan JB and '59 pickups that were in it was "good enough for rock n roll" but not something that knocked me off my feet. With the PRS pickups, it sounds amazing! They're not scorching, heavy rock pickups. But the guitar is a semi-hollowbody. The pickups are a great match, and sound fantastic on clean or mildly overdriven tones.
     
  7. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Your score is heavy MOJO

    ENJOY AND CONGRATS :rock:
     
  8. Canadian PRSGUY

    Canadian PRSGUY New Member

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    These are easily the best priced BRZ guitars PRS has ever produced not much different from a ME and the used prices easily great deals. Beautiful guitar btw!! Congrats
     
  9. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    And better BRW than the Modern Eagles too. All it needs are a few tweaks that will make a notable difference.
     
  10. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    Better how Hans? This sounds interesting...
    Better in sound or better looking?
    It is true that I have seen some later 2006-2007 Modern Eagles and 513s with necks that looked like they had knots on them, but I don't know if there was any difference in sound...
     
  11. tolm

    tolm New Member

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    Looks sweet! I too have had issues with "muddiness" from the McCarty pickups so I went looking for one with other pups and wound up with 245s in my McCarty II: a little more midrange than something like a 57/08 or Mules but I love 'em. Reckon yours will sound pretty good with the Mules, though: help to brighten up that rosewood neck!
     
  12. darkinners

    darkinners New Member

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    I am not sure about the sound but quality of the new BRW PRS provide indeed not as good as this batch.
    This BRW used in this limited run were purchase from Martin, very old. 45-60 years old to date.

    The newer BRW PRS sell mostly chop from stump.
    The main problem of stump wood is much more easy to split/crack than the higher up wood from the tree.
     
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