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PRS McCarty 10-Top Birds Blood Orange Electric #222649  From PRS

The blood orange finish on this 10-Top McCarty is absolutely stunning, and like so many PRS guitars, this one is a true picture of modern playability.


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What We Think

Like its namesake, Ted McCarty, this guitar is one of a kind! It features all of the professional appointments that you've come to expect from PRS, plus a stunning blood orange finish that is one of the most beautiful we've ever laid eyes on. Plug it into your favorite amp and you'll find that this baby has the goods to back up its good looks. Sleek, yet substantial; solid, yet streamlined. Two 58/15 pickups, designed by Paul Reed Smith himself, offer incredible detail and the versatility to dial in a multitude of tones between them. From first position all the way up to its 22nd fret, this beauty is a joy to play and to look at!

PRS McCarty 10-Top Birds Blood Orange Electric #222649 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman tests out the PRS McCarty 10-Top Birds Blood Orange Electric #222649 with a Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay Effect Pedal, an Xact Tone Solutions Imperial Overdrive Guitar Pedal and an Alessandro Crossbred Mutt Head & 1x12 Cab (Used).

Manufacturer's Description from PRS

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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Serial Number: 222649
Weight: 7.7 lbs
Top Wood: Figured Maple, Flame
Back Wood: Mahogany
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood w/Binding
Fretboard Inlays: Birds
Neck Shape: Pattern
Bridge: PRS Stoptail
Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: PRS 58/15 Treble
Bass Pickup: PRS 58/15 Bass
Controls: Volume and Push-Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Options: 10-Top Figured Maple
Case: Original Hardshell