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PRS McCarty Black Gold Burst (868)

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New McCarty in stock with 2019 specs. Features the new TCI tuned 58/15LT pickups, bone nut, and new lightweight vintage tuners. 


Named after Ted McCarty, a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry, the McCarty model embodies the most up-to-date findings from PRS and looks back to the golden age of the guitar. This vintage-appointed guitar features a bound, 22-fret Pattern neck, a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain, and 58/15 LT treble and bass pickups, which have now been through the TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) process. 58/15 LT’s are a vintage style pickup with exceptional clarity and focused midrange. Paired with a push/pull tone control and a 3-way toggle pickup switch, these pickups provide a complete palette of tones. The McCarty model is anchored by a PRS stoptail bridge with brass studs for added resonance and vintage-style tuners.
“One of my sayings is that everything that touches the string is God – well, that’s really the bridge, the nut, and the tuners. So when we went after the McCarty model, that’s where we looked. These updates make a huge difference in the tone. The guitar sustains longer and the tone has more character,” said Paul Reed Smith. “The puzzle pieces all fit together, and there is no compromise to the integrity of the instrument. We’re very happy.”


  • Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
  • Back Wood Mahogany
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Scale Length 25"
  • Neck Wood Mahogany
  • Neck Shape Pattern
  • Neck Depth At The Nut  28/32”
  • Width of Fretboard at the Body  2 1/4”
  • Width of Fretboard at the Nut  1 11/16”
  • Fretboard Wood Rosewood with Faux Bone Binding
  • Fretboard Inlay Birds
  • Bridge PRS Stoptail w/ Brass Inserts (Optional:PRS Adjustable Stoptail)
  • Tuners Vintage-Style
  • Hardware Type Nickel
  • Treble Pickup 58/15 LT
  • Bass Pickup 58/15 LT
  • Controls Volume and Push / Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Selector
  • Strings 10's