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Beautiful Limited Edition 2009 PRS McCarty TMDC245.
Unbelievable 10 Top (one of the best I have seen. Not all 10 tops are created equally!) with P90 pickups.
This is from a limited run, I have heard it was for Willcutt Guitars back in 2009, but I’m not sure and it doesn’t say on the tag. In any case, it is one of the nicer McCarty’s I have had my hands on and is in exceptional condition.
Comes as pictured with original tag, paperwork, warranty card etc. Original case is also in superb condition.
This is a special one, take advantage and grab it before it gets away!
Among the throngs of genius innovators and experts that have shaped the
guitar gear landscape, Ted McCarty is certainly among the most prolific. Players who are unfamiliar with McCarty’s legacy have probably often wondered just why his name graces the headstocks of so many high-end PRS guitars, or why they see his name mentioned in gear magazines. For those who aren’t in the know, Ted McCarty is directly responsible for the tuning stability of your favorite archtop with a tune-o-matic bridge, and (with Seth Lover) for the silent, smooth sound wielded from those humbuckers in your much loved instrument. These innovations are only a handful of achievements by McCarty during his tenure as President of Gibson Guitar during their golden age (1950-1966), during which he also oversaw the development of the Flying V, Explorer, ES-335, SG, Firebird, Moderne, and the iconic Les Paul.
Interestingly, like his contemporary Leo Fender, McCarty wasn’t a guitar player. He gathered as much feedback from guitarists as he could, which he used as a basis for his designs. Decades later, the legend met up with a young Paul Reed Smith, and mentored the budding guitar maker, advising him on design and construction. To honor the collaborative relationship between the two luthiers, PRS has released a limited run of DC (double cut) and SC (single cut) 245 McCarty models, complete with exclusive accoutrements.
Back Wood: Mahogany
Top Wood: Carved Flame Maple
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25”
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Neck Shape: Wide Fat
Neck Inlay: Bird Inlay -Hardware-
Tuners: Vintage-Style Tuners
Hardware Type: Nickel
Truss Rod Cover: McCarty Logo
Treble Pickup: 57/08
Bass Pickup: 57/08
Pickup Switching: Volume and push/pull tone control with 3-way toggle pickup selector
Includes: PRS Hardshell Case