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PRS McCarty Hollowbody I Electric Guitar with Piezo System  

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The PRS Guitars McCarty Hollowbody I Electric Guitar with Piezo System is a highly refined hollowbody electric featuring carved mahogany back and sid...Read More

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A guitar to satisfy the most extreme tone fanatics.

The PRS Guitars McCarty Hollowbody I Electric Guitar with Piezo System is a highly refined hollowbody electric featuring carved mahogany back and sides, with a figured maple top that gives it extra high-end clarity. It also has 2 specially voiced McCarty Archtop pickups and an L.R. Baggs/PRS piezo bridge system that has individual string voicing to deliver real acoustic guitar sound. PRS features abalone bird inlays on a rosewood fretboard, 14:1 low-mass locking tuners, and a PRS stoptail bridge on the McCarty Hollowbody I.

FEATURES
  • Carved figured maple top
  • Carved mahogany back and sides
  • Depth: 1-3/4" at rim; 3" at bridge
  • Mahogany neck
  • 22 frets
  • 10" radius
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Abalone bird inlays
  • Wide-fat neck carve
  • Headstock matches back and sides
  • PRS stoptail bridge
  • 14:1 low-mass locking tuners
  • Ebony buttons
  • Specially voiced McCarty Archtop pickups
  • Volume an tone controls
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector

If you're ready for a handmade instrument of superior quality throughout and tone to die for, the McCarty Hollowbody I is ready for you. Order it right now.

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4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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The PRS Bridge

I have a PRS Hollowbody II with Piezo System. The guitar sounds incredible and plays like a dream. However the bridge on my PRS seems to break the G string about every third gig ...Read complete review

I have a PRS Hollowbody II with Piezo System. The guitar sounds incredible and plays like a dream. However the bridge on my PRS seems to break the G string about every third gig I play unless I replace the strings. I have had this looked at by a few different guitar smith's in S.D. and it continues to be a problem.

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Post 96 PRS is not worth the effort

This guitar IS MUCH BETTER than most. However, I am rating it as a HANDMADE instrument... simply, custom shop Brian Moore's are better (Not the Korean made) and are around the ...Read complete review

This guitar IS MUCH BETTER than most. However, I am rating it as a HANDMADE instrument... simply, custom shop Brian Moore's are better (Not the Korean made) and are around the same price. If you want a nice PRS, find a pre-96, don't bother with these new PRS ripoffs.

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5.0

Incredible!

By Guitboxguy

from Southern Calif.

If a disaster hits my house, the one material item I will grab will be this guitar. Everything about it is amazing--tone, versatility, features, looks, etc. I have discovered that when I am short a 2nd guitar player for any gig--jazz, blues, cont. Christian worship--I can bi-amp this instrument, playing electric and acoustic (thanks to the piezo system) at the same time. I use a fender hot rod deluxe for electric and usually a fender acoustic amp for the piezo. Everyone that listens has been amazed. It still fills out the sound even when playing solos and fills--2 guitar sounds in perfect sync. I can't wait till I can get a 2nd one.

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5.0

Unbelievable Guitar

By JW-AkUA9

from Dallas, TX

This is an AMAZING guitar! The piezo option provides a truly unique sound. It's great to be able to blend it in to add a bit more attack (pick or finger) to your tone. Where this is really nice is when you're running some really heavy OD, so you can get a bit more pick attack so you can cut through the mix.This is also the PERFECT guitar for electric players who, like me, started out on acoustic and still do a lot of finger picking. Blended, you can get a really full sound. The piezo pickup alone is also great... like an acoustic with an LR Baggs piezo, unbelievably great action, and singing sustain.The craftsmanship and beauty of this guitar are also amazing.The price point is a bit high, but you must consider all you're getting for the price. It's well worth it!

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5.0

One of a kind..

By Chris Orbach

from New York, NY

This has been my main electric axe for three years now, and it's still blowing my mind. I'm primarily an acoustic player, so the wide-fat neck feels very natural to me. I also play without a pick a lot of the time, and, for an electric axe, this one is very easy to play fingerstyle as well as flat-picked. But I just LOVE being able to blend Piezo and humbucking sounds on top of each other, and this is the perfect axe for that. To me it's this guitar's strongest attribute. There are separate outputs for each, so you can send the piezo signal to the p/a and the humbuckers to your amp, or do what I do -- play through a really clean two-channel amp and send a signal to each channel. I just love having the humbucker signal nice and dirty but faded down with a volume pedal, so you just hear the acoustic during the intro of a song, then "fading up" the hard sound as the band builds to a chorus. Acoustic, rock, blues, folk -- this guitar handles everything. It's well-made, and looks and feels beautiful. This is a great axe and worth every cent that it costs.

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5.0

the perfect guitar.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

So I was in guitar center today and I played this guitar. I couldn't put it down. This guitar has the best sound out of any guitar in my opinion. Not just the sound, but it also handles like a dream as well. It's also light, so it wont weigh you down. For me, the less guitar there is, the better. This guitar has it all. It's small, sounds amazing, and most important of all, it's the best handled guitar I have ever played.

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4.0

The PRS Bridge

By PRSMan

from San Diego

I have a PRS Hollowbody II with Piezo System. The guitar sounds incredible and plays like a dream. However the bridge on my PRS seems to break the G string about every third gig I play unless I replace the strings. I have had this looked at by a few different guitar smith's in S.D. and it continues to be a problem.

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5.0

What Would Jesus Play?

By Lycan

from NoCal

I got the chance to use this one. I have felt nothing quite like this one. Everything feels of high worksmanship, the sound is lovley, crisp, clean, and quite defined. I like that it's so light too, I'm used to the bulk of Les Pauls, so that alone made me happy. I only wish I could afford it....

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5.0

Unbelievable Guitar!

By JW-AkUA9

from Dallas, TX

This is truly a work of art. I've had mine for over three years now and couldn't be happier. The piezo with a blend control is truly the perfect compliment to the magnetic pickups. There are so many possible sounds, and they're all great! The electronics are flawless, and it plays like a dream. If you're looking for something that will do everything from jazz to blues to rock to near acoustic and everything in between, you'd be hard pressed to find a better guitar. I can't say enough about this guitar... a masterpiece!

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5.0

THE Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

There's nothing else to say about this guitar other than it is an absolute machine. I bought this guitar over the summer and run it through my dual rectifier half stack, and the two were pretty much made for each other. I'm an absolute tone freak, and I don't think I could have found a better sounding guitar. The versatility of the piezos are amazing as well. I wasn't expecting a guitar with selector switches that could much such a huge difference, but this guy comes with a wide range of sounds to experiment with. If you have the cash, buy this guitar!

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1.0

Post 96 PRS is not worth the effort

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar IS MUCH BETTER than most. However, I am rating it as a HANDMADE instrument... simply, custom shop Brian Moore's are better (Not the Korean made) and are around the same price. If you want a nice PRS, find a pre-96, don't bother with these new PRS ripoffs.

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5.0

Great Guitar!!!

By speedkills

from Arkansas

I have always wanted a "jazz box" guitar that had as small of a body as a Les Paul or strat. THIS IS IT! I love feedback...I love overtones. With a good overdriven tube amp, this guitar sings like no other. I have seen and heard all of the issues with these guitars not being "True PRS's". Just let your ears guide you. For me there is not a better guitar out there. To someone else, there may be. But, i have to say, This guitar can do it all. The only thing I may change is the pickups. They are rather low output. I would like a hotter bridge pickup.Good Luck!!!!

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