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MA Pete
04-26-2012, 09:13 PM
My first post on the PRS Forum, what could be more appropriate? :mrgreen:

For me the Ted McCarty Limited Edition (much easier to just call them "Ted's") are the best PRSi ever, particularly the Willcutt's Wood Library Limiteds.

I have owned a whopping 15, here are my current (and favorite!) four:

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/102510/166839-2.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166601-2.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gqjysOnv3xM/T45CerNAnOI/AAAAAAAAAf0/CapgViovdyI/s900/167188-2.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166593-2.jpg

...with the last one inbound from iahawk36.

Oh yeah, plus a PS DC 245 Ted on order... ;)

Let this be the place here on the PRS Forum to share the love of all things Ted!

Long live the "Ted"!!

yankeebulldog
04-26-2012, 09:22 PM
Here is my entry.....
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/yankeebulldog97/IMG_0338.jpg
owned 7 myself but this one is a keeper.

george johnson
04-26-2012, 09:22 PM
Teds rock.

Period.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/travels/c874269e.jpg

MA Pete
04-26-2012, 09:32 PM
Teds rock.

Period.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/travels/c874269e.jpg

For the 18th time, DIBS on the Lemongrass!! :mrgreen:

MA Pete
04-26-2012, 09:34 PM
Here are my 2 entries.....
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/yankeebulldog97/IMG_0338.jpg
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/yankeebulldog97/IMG_7976.jpg
owned 7 myself but these are the keepers.

Hmm, one I used to own, and another I plan to own... :twisted:

MA Pete
04-26-2012, 09:40 PM
A different angle glamour shot of my four, I dig this angle to show off the top, the binding, and the contrast with the Antique Natural backs (and a peek at those IRW necks!):

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/102510/166839-5.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166601-5.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/110410/167188-5.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166593-5.jpg

The best part is, they sound better than they look! :mrgreen:

yankeebulldog
04-26-2012, 09:59 PM
http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166593-5.jpg
Did you get this one in yet? If so, how does it compare to the purple one?

MA Pete
04-26-2012, 10:08 PM
http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166593-5.jpg
Did you get this one in yet? If so, how does it compare to the purple one?

Impatiently awaiting, will let you know when it is in, there will definitely be a windy city get-together shortly thereafter!

The Ultraviolet was frighteningly similar in tone (in a stellar way) to the Honey Amber, so I am hopeful and confident that this Glacier Blue Beauty is just as good tone-wise! (The Ultraviolet is BTW getting a new setup with Ernie Ball Cobalt 11's and push/pull tone splits, will have that back this weekend...)

Something magical about the combination of the short scale, hand-picked woods from the Wood Library, and this batch of IRW necks - of course I don't need to tell you that! ;)

Dirty Bob
04-26-2012, 10:19 PM
I'll try to post pics of "the mule" later...I'm on my iPad right now...I still feel funny posting her considering the company it has to endure in this thread....although the tone...oh the sweet tone hits like a hammer! Hopefully I'll remember later or tomorrow...


close up request again of the lemongrass!

george johnson
04-26-2012, 10:25 PM
close up request again of the lemongrass!

Comin' at ya...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/travels/lt12.jpg

MA Pete
04-26-2012, 10:35 PM
close up request again of the lemongrass!

Comin' at ya...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/travels/lt12.jpg

19th time:

DIBS!!

;)

I love the short scale with the IRW neck on the two IRW WL SC Ted's I have had, would love to try it on an DC Ted! An excuse to order another PS Ted, I guess! :mrgreen:

ducmike
04-27-2012, 07:55 AM
I never get tired of looking at Teds. Especially Pete's WL collection.

MA Pete
04-27-2012, 09:19 AM
I never get tired of looking at Teds. Especially Pete's WL collection.

In that case, here are a couple more. ;)

Here is the back view of the Ultraviolet:

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166601-3.jpg

There is something awesome about the back view of a Singlecut Ted with the Rosewood neck, especially with the Antique Natural back finish the Wood Library Ted's have. Nice grain on the neck on this one too!

Here is a harem shot including yankeebulldog's McCarty Smokeburst IRW WL SC and his (formerly my) Solana WL DC:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PJYZ6UzUwIg/T11FZz5gUyI/AAAAAAAAAOA/lmr_SCgpNSo/s800/4%2520WL%2520Teds%25201.jpg

That was before the Ultraviolet and Glacier Blue SC's, so the next get together will be an opportunity to have 6 WL Ted's in one shot, with 3 WL IRW SC's (25% of the 12 made!). :mrgreen:

Aldwyn
04-27-2012, 03:41 PM
Once again, you guys are killing me!!

I have two SCs most of you have seen before... a hum and a soapy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/TedSoap2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/PaulReedSmith_TedMcCarty_SC245_1-1.jpg

Dirty Bob
04-27-2012, 11:09 PM
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/other%20pics/DSC_0413.jpg
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/other%20pics/ted2.jpg

my humble contribution..."The Mule"

Daniel
04-27-2012, 11:50 PM
I'd like to ad a P90 model to this one day.

http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/59/bb7908d3b272401f88e82d616c2dff27/l.jpg

http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/58/86471ec1730d449a96530762bb67da9b/l.jpg

Brad737
04-28-2012, 07:45 PM
OMG, Teds were available with rosewood necks?!?!? I had no idea. :shock:



A different angle glamour shot of my four, I dig this angle to show off the top, the binding, and the contrast with the Antique Natural backs (and a peek at those IRW necks!):

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166601-5.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166593-5.jpg

MA Pete
04-28-2012, 08:43 PM
OMG, Teds were available with rosewood necks?!?!? I had no idea. :shock:

Only 13 from the Wood Library Run. Reportedly was originally two each of SC's of the Ted Wood Library Run colors (Glacier Blue, Honey Amber, McCarty Smokeburst, Vintage Amber Burst and Solana Burst) plus 11top snuck in two Ultraviolet SC's (a flame and a quilt) and a Lemongrass DC.

George Johnson has the Lemongrass DC (a beauty!), 11top took the two Ultraviolet's and a Glacier Blue, and was kind enough to recently sell me the quilt Ultraviolet.

iahawk got the other Glacier Blue, a beautiful quilt, and was kind enough to sell me that one as well, inbound as we speak!

I had one of the Honey Amber ones, and foolishly sold it, it now resides with clmazza. The other Honey Amber one was with a fellow BAM'er, he had posted it on my Ted thread on BAM, I do not recall his handle off the top of my head.

yankeebulldog has one of the McCarty Smokeburst ones.

So that leaves 1 McCarty Smokeburst, both Solana Bursts, and both Vintage Amber Bursts unaccounted for.

Dibs on them all!! :mrgreen:

rickcard71
04-29-2012, 10:28 AM
Wow, awesome guitars guys! Pete, 3 SC245 Teds? :shock:

MA Pete
04-29-2012, 10:44 AM
Wow, awesome guitars guys! Pete, 3 SC245 Teds? :shock:

Yes, and a fourth on deposit! :mrgreen:

Last time around with the Ted's I was all about the DC's. This time around I love the SC's equally, if not a little more.

By the fall with what I have in the works, I will have 2 IRW necked SC's, 2 Mahogany Necked SC's, 2 DC's, all from the Willcutt's Wood Library run, plus a Private Stock DC. Kind of silly, I know, to have 7 Ted's, but I am CRAZY for these Wood Library Ted's, the best PRSi ever, for me!!

whitebread
04-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Here's my DC245 Ted. She's just a plain jane non-10 top with older non-engraved 57/08's. Supposedly she was the sales rep's demo guitar, after my dealer played her he just had to have it. It resonates like no-other guitar I've played.
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa100/fenderholder/TED1-1.jpg

ZoomP
05-06-2012, 06:01 AM
Here's my DC245 Willcutt edition, currently residing in Singapore.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6768861563_c7e9c38c4b_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6768862191_ec083167b8_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6768863319_e06640c25b_b.jpg

Together with her other siblings.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7143977881_3572f7522b_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/6997892436_5ca7642e03_b.jpg

clmazza
05-06-2012, 08:12 AM
Great to see this thread! 8-) These are some of the finest PRSi made, IMHO.... simply stellar. Courtesy of two outstanding forum members ;)

http://home.earthlink.net/~clmazza/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/tedsoapy.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~clmazza/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img_0848.jpg

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/140/img0221ox.jpg/

MA Pete
05-06-2012, 09:03 AM
Great to see this thread! 8-) These are some of the finest PRSi made, IMHO.... simply stellar. Courtesy of two outstanding forum members ;)

http://home.earthlink.net/~clmazza/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img_0848.jpg

Great to see you here, Chuck!

Now that I have scored two awesome IRW Wood Library SC Ted's, I promise to stop stalking you to get my old one back, you can cancel the restraining order. :mrgreen:

Dibs still in effect, though!

clmazza
05-06-2012, 06:28 PM
Great to see this thread! 8-) These are some of the finest PRSi made, IMHO.... simply stellar. Courtesy of two outstanding forum members ;)

http://home.earthlink.net/~clmazza/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img_0848.jpg

Great to see you here, Chuck!

Now that I have scored two awesome IRW Wood Library SC Ted's, I promise to stop stalking you to get my old one back, you can cancel the restraining order. :mrgreen:

Dibs still in effect, though!


Right on, Pete! ;)

DrGonzo
05-08-2012, 02:21 PM
Here is mine. I picked it up used, but in mint condition on the old BAM marketplace. I love it.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/DrGonzoGuitar/154123-31-1.jpg

Aldwyn
05-09-2012, 08:49 AM
Just 'cause it's cool...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/controlplatesigned.jpg

MA Pete
05-09-2012, 10:31 PM
Okay, I should document the 15 in total I have owned.

My first 7 from my first Ted phase:

#1 - DC in Smokeburst:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N02WDHwG2Ik/T45Eif6uzbI/AAAAAAAABak/vULOv5csGCo/s1024/dc148-1.jpg

Later put Zebra DGT pickups in here, ultimately sold to majordelt, has been resold a few times since.


#2 - DC in McCarty Smokeburst, had 5909's installed in here from the start

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VInlZZnB9qk/T45EhEu-BRI/AAAAAAAABaM/eCwmBz2aCZM/s912/dc137-1.jpg

My favorite one of the first seven, sold to TJIann I believe, now happily resides with flyingvee.


#3 - DC Soapbar in Smokeburst

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QrrBJexVNo0/T45CUEUGdQI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/NFErjB76DW8/s512/154463-1.jpg


#4 - SC in Smokeburst - had 5909s in here as well

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-saxs8Kn6NIg/T45CKUkFOAI/AAAAAAAAAVY/_HYuQF8qHyw/s512/130%25201.jpg


First 4 Harem Shot!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5XnA81TpH-E/T45CoXEbXZI/AAAAAAAAAk4/nObOTWI-p0E/s640/4%2520Ted%2527s%2520on%2520a%2520Couch%25202.jpg


#5 - One off DC in Scarlet Smokeburst

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/11110%20Edits/156821-2.jpg


#6 - DC in Black Amber, from the Willcutt's Limited Run

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Hgaqpz04RYo/T45CWeGmLJI/AAAAAAAAAbM/L_o6gc-Oqxc/s912/156968-2.jpg


#7 - DC Soapbar in Dark Cherry Sunburst, from the Willcutt's Limited Run

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lo5GlGoPQmc/T45Cku7nJ0I/AAAAAAAAAiw/5UvunbmVjEs/s512/2.jpg


In late 2010, I took a brief hiatus from the Ted's, back with a vengeance now with 8 more since mid last year, will post those separately.

MA Pete
05-09-2012, 10:34 PM
8 more from my second Ted Phase, still going strong!! (With a PS Ted on order!)

#8: DC in Vintage Yellow, from the Willcutt's Limited Run

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CU9d6zASaDY/T45CcbhPXmI/AAAAAAAAAe0/hsYbBXXbGvo/s900/163176-5.jpg

Now with my Windy City friend sduphelia. (Dibs!)


#9: IRW SC in Honey Amber, from the Willcutt's Wood Library Run

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lQhjhiFUzoE/T45Cc6UY1rI/AAAAAAAAAfA/qPXD9gERBRw/s900/166616-2.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uuQ6QaJsKvU/T45CcxVLxlI/AAAAAAAAAfE/LdHQ2JbL7Vg/s900/166616-3.jpg

Boneheadedly sold, wish I hadn't. Now belongs to clmazza, with me having dibs!


#10 - DC Goldtop, from the Willcutt's Limited Run

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LyQd9AzgEqs/T45C3kf90cI/AAAAAAAAAsE/EgPlISln-Fc/s800/DC%2520Goldtop%25202.jpg

Traded back in to Willcutt's for #11.


#11 - DC in Solana Burst, from the Willcutt's Wood Library Run

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/110410/167216-2.jpg

Best DC yet to-date! Now resides with another Windy City friend, yankeebulldog.


#12 - DC in Glacier Blue, from the Willcutt's Wood Library Run

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/102510/166839-2.jpg

Keeper!!!


#13 - SC in Solana Burst - from the Willcutt's Wood Library Run

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gqjysOnv3xM/T45CerNAnOI/AAAAAAAAAf0/CapgViovdyI/s900/167188-2.jpg

Also a Keeper!!!


#14 - IRW SC in Ultraviolet - from the Willcutt's Wood Library Run, acquired from 11top (thanks, Steve!)

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166601-2.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166601-3.jpg

Also a Keeper!!!


...and last but certainly not least:

#15 - IRW SC Quilt in Glacier Blue, from the Willcutt's Wood Library Run, acquired recently from iahawk36 (thanks, Andy!)

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166593-2.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/101410/166593-3.jpg


Love the Ted's!! Best guitars EVER, for me!!

MA Pete
05-09-2012, 10:34 PM
Just 'cause it's cool...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/controlplatesigned.jpg

Dibs! :mrgreen:

Aldwyn
05-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Gonna scratch out "Aldwyn" and smush "Pete" in there somewhere? :D

MA Pete
05-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Incoming!

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/110410/167208-2.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/110410/167208-4.jpg

16th Ted overall, 7th from the Wood Library Run, 5th in current harem.

:mrgreen:

MA Pete
05-10-2012, 02:30 PM
Gonna scratch out "Aldwyn" and smush "Pete" in there somewhere? :D

I was thinking I could have Paul do that for me.

On second thought, maybe I will just get him to sign one to me! ;)

clmazza
05-16-2012, 06:36 PM
Incoming!

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/110410/167208-2.jpg

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/110410/167208-4.jpg

16th Ted overall, 7th from the Wood Library Run, 5th in current harem.

:mrgreen:


I love the color and top on this one, Pete! SWEET!

Boogie92801
07-07-2012, 10:42 AM
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww338/Boogie92801/IMAG0051.jpg

Smokeburst dc (once belonged to the originator of this thread) , swapped the p-90 s a few times and ended up with Tom Short Mini humbuckers. Love the pups.

GBrux
10-25-2012, 11:54 AM
Man you guys are unreal. AWESOME Ted's. I have my first Ted coming from Willcutt Guitars today. A nice Goldtop. Pictures to follow.

yankeebulldog
10-25-2012, 07:59 PM
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww338/Boogie92801/IMAG0051.jpg

Smokeburst dc (once belonged to the originator of this thread) , swapped the p-90 s a few times and ended up with Tom Short Mini humbuckers. Love the pups.
Just saw this one. Love that idea. One of my favorite tones of all time was my 1980 LP Deluxe with mini hums. I bet this guitar can get that tone in spades.

yankeebulldog
01-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Bump for my newest addition.
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/yankeebulldog97/IMG_1694.jpg
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/yankeebulldog97/IMG_1695.jpg
Swapped out the 57/08s for a set of uncovered 59/09s.

t.shamone
01-05-2013, 10:05 PM
Willcutt Wood Library Ted.

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/DSCF4166.jpg

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/DSCF4171.jpg

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/DSCF4125.jpg

MA Pete
01-06-2013, 05:57 PM
Awesome additions, Alan and Tony!!

MA Pete
01-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Looks like I have neglected to post my last three!! ;)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-arWkm04_uiw/UNH0Zmw3CcI/AAAAAAAADQM/P7qOKJkt5g0/s800/PS%25204094%252011.jpg

The Jade Glow PS DC Ted, 100% true to the Ted formula, Santana Headstock and all, my favorite yet. Has the Piezo as well.

The new Beach Crossfade DC 245, a different thing going on tonally with a Maple Neck and an Ebony Board. Still great, though!

The DC 245 Trem with a Rosewood Neck, this one is AWESOME!! Tonally amazing, love the look and feel of the Rosewood Neck on this one.

Long live the Ted!! :D

swede71
01-06-2013, 06:04 PM
Crazy beautiful guitars in this thread

Shawn@PRS
01-06-2013, 06:06 PM
love3 (cubed)

t.shamone
01-06-2013, 08:57 PM
Awesome additions, Alan and Tony!!

Sorry I'm late Pete, don't know how I missed this awesome thread! :top:

Rango
03-20-2013, 09:36 PM
Comin' at ya...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/travels/lt12.jpg


19th time:

DIBS!!

;)

I love the short scale with the IRW neck on the two IRW WL SC Ted's I have had, would love to try it on an DC Ted! An excuse to order another PS Ted, I guess! :mrgreen:

WOW - (and CRAP!) all at the same time! I may have a new favorite PRS color! Lemongrass! :D

Outstanding ;)

KrisCHS
12-05-2013, 03:06 PM
Resurrecting an old thread here for help with a question.

Did some of these Ted DC 245s come with a solid black headstock, and not the grey/black curly maple veneer? I'm eyeing a used '09 that looks to have a solid black headstock, and I've only ever seen ones with the curly maple veneer.

Shawn@PRS
12-05-2013, 03:24 PM
They all have maple headstock veneers, but the detail of the curl may not be obvious from a distance.

Brad737
12-12-2013, 10:05 AM
I've looked online, but can't find an answer. Which finish came on the Teds?
Thanks,
bs

MA Pete
12-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Nitro! On the production run and the first two production runs.

My favorite!

Brad737
12-12-2013, 10:43 AM
Thanks Pete. That's what I thought. I just picked up a Ted Soapbar. And while I do prefer nitro, I don't want the rubber padding on the stand to react with the finish.

MA Pete
12-12-2013, 06:15 PM
Hercules stands! Problem solved. ;)

Bill Downing
12-12-2013, 06:18 PM
Hercules stands! Problem solved. ;)

Right on! I have a single and a double that I love.