Used McCarty arrived today, is this a 10-top?

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  1. Asiafish

    Asiafish New Member

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    I bought a used 2010 McCarty on Reverb and it arrived today. The instrument is absolutely gorgeous, but the serial number on the hang tag is different than that of the headstock in that the headstock has 10 in front of it.


    Does that mean it has a 10-top, or just indicating it was made in the year 2010?
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

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

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    It means it’s a 2010. If there’s a little 10 printed on the tip of the back of the headstock away from the serial number, then it’s a ten top.
     
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  3. Asiafish

    Asiafish New Member

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    It's kind of off to the side.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Asiafish

    Asiafish New Member

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    And here is the tag[​IMG]
     
  5. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    This means it was made in 2010. If it was a 10 top, there would be a 10 - most often on the longest/highest point (top right in this case)
     
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  6. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Everything matches up in your hangtag w the headstock reverse. That's just the way they do it. You have a 2010 model w some great pups in it there. Some of the best, IMO Paul ever put out there. I'd like to see the rest of that charcoal guitar if you will post it.
     
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  7. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    I agree with the others... but I'd still like to see the top too
     
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  8. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    My custom 24 has a build date 11/01/10

    Yours is the closest I've seen to mine.

    We also need pictures of the front.
     
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  9. Asiafish

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    And since I'm a proud new PRS owner, here is my beauty.[​IMG]
     
  10. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Congrats on that one. I don't know why I thought it was charcoal but it's beautiful regardless.
     
  11. Asiafish

    Asiafish New Member

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    Thanks. I just dropped it off at my local tech for setup. Restringing with NYXL 10s, adjusting action and conditioning the fretboard. It will be ready in a day or two, but sadly I’m away for ten days (6 days military duty and then off to Canada to see Paul McCartney).

    I can’t wait to play it when I get home.
     
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  12. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    !0 top or not, that is one heckuva great guitar! Congrats!
    McCartney in Vancouver, or?
     
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  13. Asiafish

    Asiafish New Member

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    Vancouver, B.C., Canada on July 6.

    I saw him in 94 and again in 2010. Can’t wait to see him next week. He is truly a world treasure.
     
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  14. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Congrats that's a great guitarrrr...
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Man I wish I had tickets, it's in my back yard! Hope it's awesome for you!
     
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  16. Gibsonwarrior

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    Nice score, I used to have one of these. Looks like the bridge has been swapped out. Not sure if your aware but it has a Nitro finish......
     
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  17. toothace

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

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    Loveme a McCarty! Congrats!



    Sweet top!
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congrats Asiafish, that’s one classy guitar!
     
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  19. Andy80

    Andy80 New Member

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    Not a 10 top. Beautiful guitar though!
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Gorgeous guitar! Enjoy it.

    I don’t think so; the Teds were nitro, but that was a smaller run. The rest were V12, if memory serves.
     

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