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 reintroduces the McCarty model.
The PRS McCarty model features a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain and the new 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.
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Rosewood Fingerboard, Western Maple Stain
Gretsch® honors the legacy of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran with the G6120 Eddie Cochran SIGNATURE Hollow Body model, based on the distinctively modified guitar that fueled Cochran’s highly influential and all-too-brief career.
Distinctive elements include a special “open” internal body design and the unique combination of a DynaSonic™ single-coil bridge pickup and Lindy Fralin “Dogear” single-coil neck pickup.
Features include a three-ply arched maple top with parallel bracing and double-bound F Holes, three-ply arched maple back and three-ply maple sides, two-ply body binding (white-black), two-piece maple neck, single-ply binding, polished brass nut, 9.5″-radius 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with western-themed cactus, steer head and fence pearloid inlays, single-ply headstock binding, translucent plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo, “G-Arrow” control knobs, compensated aluminum bridge with rosewood base, Bigsby® B6GBVF tailpiece, gold and polished aluminum hardware, gold-plated Grover® V98G Sta-Tite™ tuners and a deluxe hardshell case.
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The Fender Custom Shop 2015 Flame Maple Top American Custom Telecaster® takes a double-bound early-’60s classic and decks it out with knockout appointments that make it a dazzling performer. The two-piece lightweight ash body has a gorgeous two-piece book-matched AAA flame maple top, with parchment top and back body binding. The guitar comes in elegant Violin Burst or Honey Burst finishes with an NOS treatment that evokes the look of a brand-new instrument in its original model year. Scorching Telecaster snap comes from a pair of hand-wired Twisted Tele® single-coil pickups and Fender’s Greasebucket™ tone circuit, which rolls off highs without reducing gain.
Other premium features include an AAA flame maple neck with “large C” profile, fast compound-radius (9.5″-12″) maple or dark rosewood “slab” fingerboard with bone nut and 22 narrow frets, three-way pickup switch with black “top hat” tip, three-ply eight-hole parchment pickguard, custom deluxe Telecaster bridge, and Elite chrome tuners with pearl buttons. Includes black textured vinyl hard-shell case.
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