Incoming PRS McCarty

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  1. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    I've been on the hunt for a mid to late 90's McCarty for some time now.
    Had one in the mid 90's along with a bolt on with split single coils(can't remember the model).
    I've been checking out all the new ones around town and dig 'em but,I really wanted a 90's one.
    Bought one yesterday,a '97,from a TGP member and it should be in my hands on Friday.:banana
    Thanks Scott.:BEER
    I can't wait to play this beauty.:drool
    Here are a couple of photos Scott took.
    I'm sure I'll have a lot to say about it once I've spent some time with it and of coarse there will be more photos.:D

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  2. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    wow sean!! thats a pretty one fer sure!!


    congrats!
     
  3. redgold

    redgold Supporting Member

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    That is gorgeous! I always thought the rounded corners on the pickup covers looked cool on the 90's Mc's.

    Enjoy!

    Ray
     
  4. Sean French

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    Thanks man.
    Yes,I'm stoked for sure.
    This baby is exactly what I was looking for.Not sure what they call the finish but,that's what I was wanting.Carmel,Ice Tea or...what ever it's called it's beautiful.Moon inlays and a vintage looking eastern maple flame top.
    I can't wait for it to be in my hands.:dude
     
  5. JMintzer

    JMintzer Burned Out Mod

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    That's a real beaut! Looks like McCarty Burst...


    Jamie
     
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  7. Sean French

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    Just looked it up.
    You are correct.It is called McCarty Burst.
     
  8. 5E3

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    Oh man ... what a looker! Sweet! :AOK
     
  9. jazzandmetal?

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    That looks killer. McCartys are the best PRSi IMO.

    Hollowbodies are great as well.
     
  10. 69strat

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    Couple more shots for you....

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    Also, there is a lot of fleck on the top that is hard to photograph..
    Boy, am I going to miss her.. Thanks for the smooth transaction Sean... Again, let me know when you get it.. Cheers....
     
  11. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Can't wait.:drool:drool
     
  12. bilbal

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    Wow!!! Beautiful guitar there Sean. Of all the PRSi I have owned thru the years, the McCarty is my favorite by a mile. Actually, now that I think about it, every PRS I have bought with the exception of a couple, maybe three have been McCartys

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    So is it McCartys or McCarties?
     
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  13. jpage

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    Great looking guitar!

    I need another McCarty...
     
  14. Marshall Man

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    Very sweet looking guitar! I just picked-up a 98 in Raspberry I think it's called. Not to hi-jack the thread but I have a question on these guitars. I managed to get all of my strings intonated using the allen head screws on the bridge with the exception of my D string, how the hell do you get that one?
     
  15. 69strat

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    They are tricky to intonate.. I mean tricky... This one was done perfectly when I got it... I was told that because of the stop tail, the g string was always going to be a little out... They are all a little different.. This one that Sean is getting happens to be spot on !!!! I have a McSoapy that had a high nut and was screwing up the intonation... I guess some are different than others...
     
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  16. Sean French

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    Cool.
    I would not expect any wraptail,with non adjustable individual saddles,to intonate perfectly.Just the nature of it's design.However,a wraptail has a unique tone,sustain,clarity,top end sparkle and ring that no other bridge design has.So,a few cents off on a string or two is a very worth while trade off IMO.
    Scott,I know you have 10's on it and that's what I use as well.
    What brand is on it now?
    Just wondering.

    Two more days.:banana
     
  17. 69strat

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    I always, and I mean always use Dean Markley strings... I have found that they last longer than any other string.. since I dont play out and have way too many guitars .. That is important..
     
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    Sean,

    If only I had known... I have a 95 mccarty that could have been worked into the deal for the goldtop R0... :hiP
     
  19. Oz Hofstatter

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    Hey Sean,
    Congrats my friend!
    One more weapon to rockin!
    All the best,
    Oz
     
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    New PRS all around...pics on Friday
     

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