Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Paul Reed Smith

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Paul Reed Smith

PRS McCarty II 85/15 Upgrade Electric Guitar - McCarty Tobacco Sunburst - 8137097

Pick Up A Real Deal For This New PRS McCarty II Tobacco Sunburst Upgraded To 85/15 Pickups By The Techs At PRS, And Keep The Original 58/08 Set With Our Compliments*

This McCarty II is a vintage-inspired doublecut, perfect for more traditional players. The 24.5” scale length and electronics appointments make this instrument instantly comfortable to players who grew up using short-scale guitars. The anchor of this guitar is the PRS 2-piece bridge, which enhances the natural tone of the instrument. With a classic, resonant voice that is eminently recordable and gig ready, this guitar won’t just take everything you’ve got and keep asking for more, it will do it with unforgettable sound and style.

85/15 Pickups

Recently, an article was released from the folks at Guitar Player Magazine. The article titled, “The 33 Biggest Innovations in Pickup Design” named PRS guitars as an innovator for their 1985 Standard Treble and Bass Pickups.

Paul had this to say about the recent accolade from Guitar Player - “Thanks to everyone at Guitar Player magazine for naming PRS’s Standard Treble and Bass Pickups as one of the 33 biggest pickup design innovations. I am honored.” Smith added, “The Standard Treble and Bass pickups from 1985 were more about the special wiring to get different sounds and the beginnings of getting single-coil tones from a humbucker. We’ve learned a lot since then, and I believe we’ve done a very good job advancing the art into modern and vintage sounds, and greatly refining single-coil sounds all out of hum-canceling pickups.

Paul Smith, "We are obviously proud of our past innovations, but part of our company’s philosophy is to never stop improving. This year we released our latest pickup design, the 85/15 pickups. The 85/15 pickups take our 1985 pickup design and update it with the things we’ve learned over the past 30 years of research and development. ”Paul describes them as, “very consistent, ‘best-of’ PAF-style pickups.” 

Paul had this to say about the recent accolade from Guitar Player, “Thanks to everyone at Guitar Player magazine for naming PRS’s Standard Treble and Bass Pickups as one of the 33 biggest pickup design innovations. I am honored.” Smith added, “The Standard Treble and Bass pickups from 1985 were more about the special wiring to get different sounds and the beginnings of getting single-coil tones from a humbucker. We’ve learned a lot since then, and I believe we’ve done a very good job advancing the art into modern and vintage sounds, and greatly refining single-coil sounds all out of hum-canceling pickups.

This guitar retains it's original new case labeled "57/08"; and the original pickup set is included.

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