The Official "McCarty Singlecut" Love Thread!!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MA Pete, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I like the tint on the binding on the MSC quite a bit. It'd look nice with the Orange Glow Smokeburst most likely.

    However, I'm not sure it would look as good on the McCarty Glow that you have incoming, since the guitar's color is less yellow.

    I do agree with you about the Faded McCarty Burst; they did a beautiful job with it. The tints evoke that classic LP vibe, but honestly, they look a bit more like they glow from the inside, and I think even cooler.

    I'm gonna hang onto the HXDA. I know, I'm wishy-washy. It's such a great amp, though.

    So at least that part of my life is settled. Everything else? Not so much. LOL!!
     
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  2. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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    Joining the party myself, just got this one in today:
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  3. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    As soon as these were announced last winter/spring I figured they'd be pretty special...so I ordered a private stock to these specs (with a few customizations). Threads like this are making the wait unbearable!!!!!
     
  4. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    Cool, congrats on the MSC in the oven! What customizations, if you don't mind me asking?

    I just spec'ed one myself, for the most part I went with the McCarty Singlecut formula:

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    I selected a nice Cocobolo board, and a one-piece quilt top. I customized the Birds, Old Birds in Gold MOP with regular MOP outlines, and a custom Orange Glow finish.

    I also had the Maple Binding extend around the board at the neck pickup, as I have done with my other Private Stocks.

    The pic shows a Cocobolo Headstock Veneer, but I am switching that to Quilted Maple.

    The wait won't be as tough for me, as I will have two to tide me over until it arrives... :D
     
  5. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    I actually strayed from the "formula" a fair bit...hopefully not too much...but I have total faith the PS team will produce an exceptional sounding/playing/looking instrument.
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    Same body (maple, extra thick mahogany no belly carve) but went with maple neck and ebony FB (Flamed maple binding around FB and headstock).
    Inlays...Lapis Birds w white gold outlines (think I caught a glimpse last PSF).
    Added "Jimmy Page wiring" as well...have this on two other guitars and really like it.

    Your guitars look awesome!!! Enjoy!!!
     
  6. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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  7. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    Wow, should be awesome!! Amazing quilt top!

    Thanks for sharing that, it definitely belongs on this thread! ;)
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Hey, appears I forgot to put a pic in this thread. It's Hammer Time:

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  9. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    All-righty then!!

    Now we have ourselves here a McCarty Singlecut CLUB! We have several awesome Faded McCarty Bursts here, an incoming McCarty Glow from the Netherlands, and two Private Stocks in the oven!

    Go figure, 2 weeks ago it was just Les... ;)

    Come on guys, join the club, it's great fun!! :D
     
  10. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    "Valhalla I am coming..." ;)
     
  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Ha! I'm confident that I wasn't the only one with one of these two weeks ago!

    I've still only seen two of the Artist Relations guitars at any dealer, and I have one of them. So I'm going to go out on a limb and make an educated guess that the others were snatched up by the artists they were sent to, who know a good thing when they play it.

    We know that Howard Leese called it the best PRS he's ever played; there have to be others we haven't heard from.

    I'm incredibly lucky to have this guitar. It's inspiring. I have a lot of woodshedding to do to even remotely deserve to play it.

    Having two would be a kick in a way, but I'd be constantly comparing them back and forth, and as Teddy Roosevelt once said, "Comparison is the thief of joy." ;)
     
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  12. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    Ahhhh... Her closer pics took my breath away... Thanks for your reply and congrats again.
     
  13. Suppalak Klabdee

    Suppalak Klabdee PRSi in Black Gold with binding for life

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    Les, found this on eBay, is this the sibling of your THOTG?

    [h=1]PRS McCarty Singlecut Artist Relations Guitar in Faded McCarty Sunburst AR0345[/h]
     
  14. jcha008

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    I've wanted a full LP thickness PRS singlecut for a while now. Good to see that they sound amazing as well :D. I have something special planned for my next PS build, but after that it's going to be a Singlecut McCarty for sure!
     
  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Yes, that's the other one at Jack's.

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    Mine's the one on the bottom, AR0343.

    Buy it! You will not regret it. ;)
     
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  16. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    that would be a HUGE DREAM come true Pete
     
  17. Suppalak Klabdee

    Suppalak Klabdee PRSi in Black Gold with binding for life

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    I am half a world away... very very tempting though...
     
  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Pffft! Small world these days brother!
     
  19. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    No doubt! My second one is coming from the Netherlands...
     
  20. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    Thanks, that is quite a complement!

    After two years, it still takes my breath away every time I look at it (and play it!)...
     

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