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Thread: NGD - PRS McCarty II arrives from the US!

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    NGD - PRS McCarty II arrives from the US!

    So, my new (to me!) 2009 PRS McCarty II in Tobacco Burst arrived from the good of' US of A yesterday! First time I've ordered a guitar from the states and the experience was extremely smooth: with both postage and import charges not being as bad as I originally thought they would be so it turned out to be a great deal.

    Too busy having fun in rehearsal last night to post anything but here are my initial thoughts:

    - The 245 pickups are great: a nice vintage tone but some serious crunch on tap from the bridge pickup with the neck pickup being very sweet and mellow. Are they as good as 57/08s? I'd need to A/B them but they sounded very, very good through my Jackson Ampworks so I'm happy. WAY better than my previous experiences with the original McCarty pickups: no dullness or muddiness just fat rock tones!

    - As expected, the Wide/Fat neck is super comfy. Now that I have a Wide/Fat and a Pattern to switch between, I can feel the difference - the Pattern has a slightly more pronounced "V" to my hands - but very similar and a breeze to switch between.

    - I'm not convinced by the Mastering Voice Control electronics. It definitely does something and the single-coil impression is kinda cool but I think basic coil-taps would have been better, for me at least. That's okay, the base tones and quality of the guitar are good enough and I can just leave the MVC switched off. And this was a way more cost-efficient way of getting a McCarty with the finish I wanted and with pickups I like (245s vs McCarty's) than buying a McCarty 58 at over twice the price!

    So, er, yeh - pics, I guess?!





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    I like everything about that guitar!
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    She's a beauty, glad she arrived safely and you are happy!
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    Wonderful!
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    Such a classic, Congrats. ENJOY!!!

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    very cool... enjoy!
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    That's a very nice looking fretboard. A nice elegant guitar overall, IMHO.

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    Thanks all!

    Yes, very classic looking and great fretboard. For me, that's the big difference that really sets PRS apart from other guitars: the quality of the fretboards (wood quality, rolled edges, clean frets) and neck carves. I mean, you can get a "G" guitar with the same level of flame maple top, etc but the fretboards never seem quite so well conditioned or to use quite so high quality woods.
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    Lookin' good!

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    HNGD! Nice one.

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    Absolutely love it! Congrats.

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    Great top, flame and finish...congrats!

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    Sweet man! Looks great, congrats!
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    Pure class... Congrats on that one!

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    Sweet! Congrats!

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    Nice one. Love the color on top and back. Great top too!
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    Congrats. She's a beauty.

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