Premium woods, premium tones, and a limited run of just 50!
The Private Stock McCarty Violin Guitar is a truly special instrument that is destined to become one of the most sought-after PRS guitars of all time! The wood is particularly interesting on this guitar, as it's believed to be harvested from the same forest Stradivarius got the wood to craft what is largely considered to be the pinnacle of stringed instruments. The Private Stock McCarty Violin Guitar is equipped with a Pernambuco neck, a wood sometimes used in the making of high-end violin bows. Electronically, the Private Stock McCarty Violin Guitar boasts 57/08 pickups.Paul Reed Smith Private Stock McCarty Violin Guitar at a Glance:
- A truly special guitar, limited to just 50 worldwide
- Inlays, electronics, and hardware
- A masterpiece and collectible instrument
A truly special guitar, limited to just 50 worldwide
Certain to become one of the most sought-after instruments ever crafted by Paul Reed Smith guitars, the McCarty Violin Guitar is special from top to bottom. The woods used to build this beauty are beyond rare. Select pieces of the wood used on the McCarty Violin Guitar are believed to be from the same forest where master violin builder Stradivarius got the wood he used to build what are largely considered to be the finest violins the world has ever seen. The fingerboard is Brazilian rosewood — a rare treat on guitars these days due to its scarcity — perched atop a Pernambuco neck. Pernambuco is a very beautiful, very resonant wood that's sometimes used to craft violin bows, and is rarely — if ever — used on guitars, lending another truly unique aspect to this guitar. The top is Private Stock-grade Curly Maple atop a lightweight mahogany body, finished in Paul's 28 Black Gold. Needless to say, this guitar is loaded with the finest tonewoods money can buy, as evidenced by the eye-catching looks and stellar tone.
Inlays, electronics, and hardware
Adorning the stunning Brazilian rosewood fingerboard are Abalone Celtic Knots. These inlays showcase the extraordinary attention to detail paid to each instrument built by the master luthiers at PRS. Electronically, brushed nickel 57/08 pickups with gold screws and McCarty-style electronics. The tuning keys and bridge are nickel, as well, with the bridge also sporting gold studs.
A masterpiece and collectible instrument
There's no question — the Paul Reed Smith Private Stock McCarty Violin Guitar showcases the talent of the standout luthiers at PRS, and is a first-class collectible. This McCarty Violin Guitar model will be the envy of guitar-playing friends and a gem for any collector.
- Top Wood: Private Stock-grade Curly Maple
- Top finish: Paul's 28 (Black Gold)
- Back Wood: Lightweight Mahogany
- Pernambuco Neck
- Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
- Abalone Celtic Knots
- Scale Length: 25"
- Fingerboard Inlays: Abalone Celtic Knots
- Side Dots: PRS Stock
- Radius: 10"
- Fret Wire: PRS Stock
- # of Frets: 22
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- Veneer Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
- Veneer Inlays: PRS Signature Inlay "2009"
- Neck Color: Sealer
- Binding: Stained
- Finish: Lutz / Leese
- Tuning Pegs: Phase II Locking Mini
- Tuner Buttons: Nickel
- Bass Pick-Up: 57/08
- Treble Pick-Up: 57/08
- Pickup Covers: Brushed Nickel with Gold Screws
- Electronics: McCarty
- Hardware Color: Nickel
- Bridge: Stoptail with Gold Studs