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.
This MC-58, also known as the McCarty 58, sports a vintage inspired double-cutaway body and a figured maple artist-grade top with PRS's new "V12" finish compliment the unique sound of the proprietary 57/08 pickups. Paul Reed Smith, when asked about the inspiration for the MC-58, "If we could venture a guess of what PRS would have made in 1958, this would have been it." The MC-58 is a guitar that would make Ted McCarty proud. Built to be played, the MC-58 is a perfect example of guitar-building mastery.
Additional McCarty 58 features include mahogany back, natural binding, 22 frets, 25" scale length, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, rosewood headstock overlay, new "Pattern" neck shape, Modern Eagle II birds with mother of pearl and paua heart, "McCarty 58" truss rod cover, PRS Stoptail, PRS low mass locking tuners, hybrid hardware, 57/08 pickups, volume and push/pull tone control with 3-way toggle pickup selector.
This guitar ships in the original tapestry hardshell case, and includes the original hang tags.
Color: Custom Sunburst
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Shape: Pattern
Headstock: Rosewood overlay
Inlay: Modern Eagle II birds with mother of pearl and paua heart
Bridge: PRS Stoptail
Tuners: PRS low mass locking tuners
Hardware: Hybrid hardware
Pickups: 57/08 pickups
Controls: Volume and push/pull tone control
Controls: 3-way toggle pickup selector
Case: Tapestry hardshell case
Excellent Near Mint Condition; very clean, with no notable wear or bad damage. This is a pre-owned guitar so there may be very minor signs of use or ownership. Please view the pictures carefully and consider them part of the description.