Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 28

Thread: Wow: That McCarty SC Prototype... any chance it'll be in production next year?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19

    Wow: That McCarty SC Prototype... any chance it'll be in production next year?

    I think this is my most desired guitar right now. If I could get an artist package for 3.5k ish, I'd be so down!

    Custom shape with more mass... custom 57/08s... anybody know if it's 24.75 scale?!?


    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...Carty-Sunburst
    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...ty-Glow-PS4830
    http://briansguitars.com/product/pau...ecut-prototype

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UetruFFiPE8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZniAFQ-bcc
    Last edited by tonaholic; 06-07-2014 at 12:18 AM.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Bumpity bump bump

  3. #3
    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Warrington, Nr Liverpool UK
    Posts
    2,373
    Top of my list of wanted guitars right now! Won't be in production though.
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

  4. #4
    Senior Member andy474x's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    West Michigan
    Posts
    1,207
    So, aside from the headstock and private stock goodies, would a production version of this be different from the current SC245? Just curious.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

    S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE 30 Head/Cab

  5. #5
    Senior Member Raymond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    308
    The spec looks just like a SC245/SC58/Stripped 58 ?
    PRS Custom-24 10-Top Black Gold, Stripped 58 Blue Multi Foil
    Taylor T5-S Red Edgeburst, GS Mini Mahogany

  6. #6
    Senior Member Raymond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    308
    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    So, aside from the headstock and private stock goodies, would a production version of this be different from the current SC245? Just curious.
    Haha, beaten to it !!!

    Aside from the cosmetics...the spec is exactly the same as the Stripped 58 I just bought?

    PRS Custom-24 10-Top Black Gold, Stripped 58 Blue Multi Foil
    Taylor T5-S Red Edgeburst, GS Mini Mahogany

  7. #7
    Senior Member yankeebulldog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    487
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond View Post
    Haha, beaten to it !!!

    Aside from the cosmetics...the spec is exactly the same as the Stripped 58 I just bought?

    Spec says thicker body. I wonder by how much?
    PRS Guitars - PS #4344 SC245, PS #4343 DC245, PS #4858 McCarty Singlecut, Floyd Custom 24
    Powered by Friedman

  8. #8
    Senior Member Raymond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    308
    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebulldog View Post
    Spec says thicker body. I wonder by how much?
    How thick is this one? Mine is 8.5lbs.
    PRS Custom-24 10-Top Black Gold, Stripped 58 Blue Multi Foil
    Taylor T5-S Red Edgeburst, GS Mini Mahogany

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    CR Explains the guitar for the first minute or so : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww4N5mkYUZY
    Here's a great explanation of how it's different:
    -Thicker
    -Special pickups ("58/08" but "custom" for this guitar, whatever that means)
    -Aesthetics: Darker natural binding on body to evoke a "classic" look, maple binding on the neck, white bone-nut
    -Bone Nut



    Honestly, I prefer the look of the regular PRS headstock but would love for a McCarty thickness and moniker to return to the SC model... and a "proper" scale length...

    How about it PRS and crew, if you're reading? "PRS McCarty SC247" OR "PRS McCarty SC275"because 2475 is just a gaudy name but the guitar would be 24.75

    i think 247 is a fun name because: you would play that damn guitar 24/7!
    Last edited by tonaholic; 06-08-2014 at 07:18 PM.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Raymond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    308
    I see.
    PRS Custom-24 10-Top Black Gold, Stripped 58 Blue Multi Foil
    Taylor T5-S Red Edgeburst, GS Mini Mahogany

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond View Post
    How thick is this one? Mine is 8.5lbs.
    Weight can very quite a bit, you can't judge thickness by weight. My DGT is 7.3lbs and others are in the 8.6 range. That's over a pound on the same cut by a CNC machine. Happens all the time.

    Anyway, it's thicker but by how much? I have no idea. There's no literature.

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    Top of my list of wanted guitars right now! Won't be in production though.
    I'm slightly new around here: are you an insider or have information on this? I would assume anything that's called a "prototype" is a candidate for production? Have they decided?

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Added bone-nut to the specs... interesting...

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Decorah, Iowa
    Posts
    260
    personally I would like it better if it was more of a McCarty with just 2 knobs and 25" scale. Kind of like a SC McCarty 58 would be something I would go for! 2 piece bridge is fine over wrap around.
    2010 Taylor 816CE
    2014 S2 Singlecut Antique White with PRS \m/ pickups!

  15. #15
    Senior Member yankeebulldog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    487
    Aside from a few small spec changes, I really don't see enough of a difference between this and the current SC245 to warrant a production run. I'm sure the thicker body, bone nut pickups make a difference but could most really hear that? If anything, maybe they'd update some of the spec on the current SC245 to match it next year.
    Last edited by yankeebulldog; 06-08-2014 at 10:37 PM.
    PRS Guitars - PS #4344 SC245, PS #4343 DC245, PS #4858 McCarty Singlecut, Floyd Custom 24
    Powered by Friedman

  16. #16
    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Warrington, Nr Liverpool UK
    Posts
    2,373
    Quote Originally Posted by tonaholic View Post
    I'm slightly new around here: are you an insider or have information on this? I would assume anything that's called a "prototype" is a candidate for production? Have they decided?
    It's in production but as a limited run. They are making small batches of these guitars at a time. The first original batch are the 'prototypes'. How long they'll make them for or how many I don't know.

    If the went for a full production run of these then there would be changes to bring the price down. At the moment these guitars are somewhere between Private Stock and core... The missing link so to speak. There'll be Santana ones and others according to guitarist Mag in the UK.

    So.. A full production run with the specs as they are now? Probably not. Beyond that I have no idea.

    Definitely not an insider but I've read a few things on that McCarty. PRSh thinks he's cracked it regarding Singhlecut designs with this guitar (According to a well respected music store here in the UK) and I know artists like Bernie Marsden are raving about it.

    Right now it's the only Singlecut I want!

    Kidney for sale... PM me!
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

  17. #17
    Senior Member Raymond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    308
    I dunno whether they've cracked it or not but it's way too similar to the stripped 58 I just got to warrant the difference at the moment. Right now I would still pick mine over that given the choice, I'm not a fan of that headstock either. I'm sure it's good, great even but not 4x the costs really. If it does make it into production though, what would happen to the SC245 I wonder.
    PRS Custom-24 10-Top Black Gold, Stripped 58 Blue Multi Foil
    Taylor T5-S Red Edgeburst, GS Mini Mahogany

  18. #18

  19. #19
    Senior Member Raymond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    308
    If it's 24.75, with the nitro finish it is basically a les Paul but with PRS build quality.

    I want one. Though I prefer v12.

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by Jose View Post
    The Brian's Guitars link you provided says 24.5
    Good catch

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •