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Paul Reed Smith McCarty – Faded Whale Blue

Serial Number: 285999

Are whales elegant? Are they massive? Impressive creatures to behold? Yes, yes and yes. We can say all kinds of cheesy truths – but one thing is clear – This Paul Reeed Smith McCarty in Faded Whale Blue is another prime example of why this model is an enduring flagship of this amazing company. A finish that inspires, and features and playability that keep you staring – and playing.

The PRS McCarty model pays homage to a legacy of innovation.  As the President of Gibson during a true golden era of guitar building (1950-1966), Ted McCarty was a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry. In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as Paul’s mentor but became a great friend of Paul and everyone he met at PRS.

In 1994, PRS released the first McCarty, an instrument that incorporated the full spectrum of techniques and knowledge Paul had gained from Ted as well as his own experiences as a guitar builder.  It is in honor of Ted McCarty – his knowledge, his friendship, and his memory – that PRS reintroduced the McCarty model.

The PRS McCarty model features a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain and the 58/15 treble and bass pickups, which were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith. 58/15’s are a vintage style pickup with exceptional clarity and focused midrange. Additional appointments include a push/pull tone control with a 3-way toggle pickup switch for a complete palette of tones, a bound rosewood fretboard, and PRS stoptail bridge with brass studs for added resonance.

A few key specifications that contribute to the McCarty 594’s tone and feel are:

  • Top Wood Figured Ten Top Maple
  • Back Wood Mahogany
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Scale Length 24.594″
  • Neck Wood Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood Ebony with Binding
  • Fretboard Inlays Birds
  • Neck Shape Pattern
  • Truss Rod Cover “McCarty 594”
  • Bridge PRS 2-Piece Stoptail
  • Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
  • Hardware Type Hybrid
  • Treble Pickup 58/15 TM Treble TCI
  • Bass Pickup 58/15 TM Bass TCI
  • Controls Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch on Upper Bout
  • Hard Case
  • 7 lbs 9 oz
  • #285999
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$4,430.00

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