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McKay Sunrise 19 - 1959 ES335 Replica - USED

$4899.99 $7500.00

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McKay Sunrise 19


Our Perspective:
This guitar just came in on consignment. Ken McKay is a master builder and creates some of the most authentic ES335’s on the market. This particular guitar had an issue of the bridge being in the wrong place, the intonation was impossible to set properly. Our Tech (Former Master Builder at Hamer Guitars) pulled the bridge studs, filled them and reset the posts in the proper place, the intonation is perfect! At that time, we also replaced the original bridge with a Tone Pro’s ABR-1. The original bridge is included - someone filed the saddles, I think to try and get the intonation correct.

Enough of the cons, the upside is this guitar now plays and sounds incredible!! The playability is right on! The truss rod is all the way loose, with perfect relief, so there is plenty of adjustment to go with thicker strings These guitars sell new for $7500.00 - This one is a fraction of that!!

Consignment Sale, as such, All Sales Final!!

Weight - 8 lbs. 5 oz.


McKay Tribute Guitars:
Ken McKay bought his first guitar in 1972, a Fender Jazzmaster, and proceeded to "mod" it, which of course required he later restore it back to original. This set the stage for his lifelong interest in lutherie. Realizing the gap between interest and proficiency, he decided to study woodworking formally and enrolled in the School of Classical Woodcarving, and later started his lifelong quest of acquiring tonewood for violins, double basses and guitars. "Since then I have made them all," says McKay. "From violins to double basses, classical and fingerstyle guitars and my special passion, electric guitars. I let the wood stare at me for sometimes up to a decade before it tells me what it wants to be. Yet other woods, like a chunk of old growth mahogany tells me right away," he adds. "Some of the brazilian rosewood I have here is very old and has been stickered and curing for decades. I chopped down a huge white pine tree a couple of years ago and I am pretty sure those billets want to become double bass tops; now they are ready!"

McKay opened Up North Strings after loading up the tonewood, wife, and kids, and moving to Traverse City Michigan. "We primarily serviced and sold student stringed instruments and I made plenty of time for my special passion, making double basses. But making guitars, and guitar parts for other luthiers has always been a big part of my business, especially laminated guitar plates for archtop makers," says McKay. Having made some laminated guitars of his own design he started to think about paying tribute to some of the guitars that have risen to the top. "I wanted to see how close I could get to the original designs; I tried to get everything just right. Building jigs and acquiring more tonewood, including custom ordered veneer for laminating now takes the place of some of the violinmaking stuff. It is hard to make just one of the laminated guitars, it takes a lot of jiggery which is really hard to justify for just one tribute guitar. The first tribute guitar turned out so well I want see how far I can take this," says McKay.

Recently, the McKays moved to the Detroit area, a hotbed for manufacturing, and set up a new shop. There he has help from the next generation, his boys Quinn and Sean and now specializes in reproducing great guitars and wants to construct yours.

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Paul Reed Smith Hollowbody II Piezo - Trampas Green Smokeburst/Natural Sides (custom color)

$4400.00

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Hollowbody II Piezo


Our Perspective:
Ok, this amazing guitar just arrived - the guitar is so diverse, it will be at home in jazz, r&b, rock and metal - Paul’s hollow body II design is timeless - the fit and finish is beyond reproach and the playability is unparalleled - this guitar will be treasured for generations!


Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz


Extraordinary Resonance

Hollowbody II Piezo
With brilliant acoustics and a vast array of tones, the Hollowbody II has been a constant favorite in our dynamic lineup of semi-hollow instruments. The combination of the maple top and back with mahogany sides provides tonal clarity and extraordinary resonance.

The PRS/LR Baggs Piezo System comes standard, providing musicians with the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric guitar tones in one instrument. There are two output jacks on the Hollowbody II, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric guitar or acoustic guitar amp or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the Hollowbody II’s 58/15 LT pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output.


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Model - Hollowbody II Piezo
  • Serial # - 234473
  • Color - Trampas Green Smokeburst/Natural Sides (custom color)
  • Top Wood - Carved Figured Maple
  • Middle Wood - Mahogany
  • Back Wood - Carved Figured Maple
  • Body Contruction - Fully-Hollow with Double F-Holes
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Scale Length - 25"
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Neck Shape - Pattern
  • Neck Construction - Solid
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlay - Birds
  • Bridge - PRS Adjustable Stoptail
  • Tuners - Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type - Nickel
  • Treble Pickup - 58/15 LT
  • Bass Pickup - 58/15 LT
  • Controls - Volume and Tone with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector and LR Baggs/PRS Piezo Pickup System (3-way selector and Piezo blend knob)
  • Weight - 5 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Strings - 11's with Wound G
  • Case - Hard Case
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Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty 594 Soapbar 10-Top - Faded Whale Blue

$4390.00

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McCarty 594 Soapbar 10-Top


Our Perspective:
PRS knocked it out of the park with this beautiful McCarty 594 Soapbar - The 10-Top is as nice as they come and lets just say, this particular guitar plays and sounds incredible!! The neck has a nice chunky profile and its super light weight with tone for days - These are only available for a limited time - don’t wait or they will be gone!!

Weight - 8 LBS


Overview:
PRS Guitars is proud to offer the acclaimed McCarty 594 and McCarty Singlecut 594 with PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar pickups. McCarty 594 models were designed to rival the best vintage instruments, meticulously spec’d with a 24.594” scale length, Pattern Vintage neck carve, tweaked Phase III locking tuners with modified collars and set screws, and a two-piece zinc bridge. Soapbars are one of the most classic pickup designs and add another tonal option for players that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable.
For this PRS/Seymour Duncan collaboration, we started with the Seymour Duncan Antiquity P90 for its sweet, vintage growl and cool, gritty sparkle. However, we modified the pickup slightly so it sits at the proper height in our cavity design. Like with original Antiquity pickups, chords sound full and round, while single notes sing sweetly. A relatively low output pickup, these soapbars have a many usable voicings by simply adjusting your volume and tone controls.
There is no limit to the number of McCarty 594 Soapbar guitars that will be made, but the order window is open from July 11 – August 31, 2017 only


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Model - McCarty 594 Soapbar - Limited Edition
  • Color - Faded Whale Blue
  • Weight - 8 LBS.
  • Top Wood - Carved Figured Maple - 10-Top
  • Back Wood - Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Scale Length - 24.594”
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Neck Shape - Pattern Vintage
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood with Faux Bone Binding
  • Fretboard Inlay - “Old School” Green Ripple Abalone Birds
  • Bridge - PRS Two-Pieces, Cast Zinc
  • Tuners - Tweaked Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type - Nickel
  • Treble Pickup - PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar Treble
  • Bass Pickup - PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar Bass
  • Controls - 2 Volume, 2 Tone Controls, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector on Upper Bout
  • Strings - PRS 10-46
  • Case - PRS Hardshell Case
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Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty Singlecut 594 10-Top - McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

$4390.00

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McCarty Singlecut 594 Soapbar


Our Perspective:
This beautiful McCarty Soapbar just arrived (1/17/18) from PRS in a spectacular McCarty Tobacco Sunburst finish. The neck fits the hand perfectly and the playability is beyond reproach. The PRS/Duncan soapbar pickups  have just the right amount of chime and push your amp in the right way! This guitar will be at home in most applications, - Paul has once again raised the bar!!


Weight - 8 lbs. 11 oz.

Sweet, Transparent Soapbar Tone
PRS Guitars is proud to offer the acclaimed McCarty 594 and McCarty Singlecut 594 with PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar pickups. McCarty 594 models were designed to rival the best vintage instruments, meticulously spec’d with a 24.594” scale length, Pattern Vintage neck carve, tweaked Phase III locking tuners with modified collars and set screws, and a two-piece zinc bridge. Soapbars are one of the most classic pickup designs and add another tonal option for players that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable.
For this PRS/Seymour Duncan collaboration, we started with the Seymour Duncan Antiquity P90 for its sweet, vintage growl and cool, gritty sparkle. However, we modified the pickup slightly so it sits at the proper height in our cavity design. Like with original Antiquity pickups, chords sound full and round, while single notes sing sweetly. A relatively low output pickup, these soapbars have a many usable voicings by simply adjusting your volume and tone controls.
There is no limit to the number of McCarty 594 Soapbar guitars that will be made, but the order window is open from July 11 – August 31, 2017 only.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Model - McCarty Single Cut Soapbar
  • Serial # - 247998
  • Weight - 8 lbs. 11 oz.
  • Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple, 10-Top
  • Back Wood -  Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Scale Length - 24.594”
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood with Faux Bone Binding
  • Neck Shape - Pattern Vintage
  • Fretboard Inlays - “Old School” Green Ripple Abalone Birds
  • Bridge - PRS Two-Piece, Cast Zinc
  • Tuners - Tweaked Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type - Nickel
  • Treble Pickup - PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar Treble
  • Bass Pickup - PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar Bass
  • Pickup Switching - 2 Volume, 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector on Upper Bout
  • Strings - PRS 10-46
  • Color - McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
  • Case - PRS Hardshell
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Paul Reed Smith PRS Custom 24 - 10-Top - Flamed Maple Neck - Trampas Green

$4230.00

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Custom 24 - 10-Top


Our Perspective:
This incredible Custom 24 just arrived, this is a custom PRS Custom 24 with a Flamed Maple Neck - color matched to the top, not available for order. We were lucky enough to take this from a select inventory at PRS. This beautiful Custom 24, is ready to be put into action - Killer Looks, Unbelievable Tone, Super Light-Weight and a flamed maple neck to make your notes a bit more articulate - If you’re in the market for the perfect guitar - here it is!!


The One That Started It All


Custom 24
The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the Custom 24 features PRS’s patented tremolo system and PRS 85/15 treble and bass pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way blade switch. 85/15 pickups were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith for PRS’s 30th Anniversary. They offer remarkable clarity and extended high and low end.
The Custom 24 is the original PRS. Since its introduction, it has offered a unique tonal option for serious players and defined PRS tone and playability.
Guitarists looking for additional options, colors, and enhanced features can order a Custom 24 Artist Package.


Pickup Switching Positions:

  • Position One: Bridge humbucker
  • Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck single-coil, in parallel 
  • Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
  • Position Four: Neck single-coil with bridge single-coil, in parallel
  • Position Five: Neck humbucker

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Top Wood - Carved Figured Maple - 10-Top
  • Back Wood - Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 24
  • Scale Length - 25"
  • Neck Wood - Flamed Maple
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlays - Birds
  • Neck Shape - Pattern Thin 
  • Bridge - PRS Tremolo
  • Tuners - PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
  • Hardware Type - Nickel
  • Treble Pickup - 85/15 Treble
  • Bass Pickup - 85/15 Bass
  • Controls - Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Switch
  • Option - 10-Top
  • Case - PRS Deluxe Hardshell 
  • Strings - PRS 10’s
  • Date - 7/11/17
  • Serial # - 242712
  • Weight - 7 lbs. 6 oz.
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Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty 594 - 10-Top - McCarty Sunburst

$4200.00

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McCarty 594 - 10-Top

Our Perspective:

This is an amazing instrument - PRS has revamped a classic and they hit it out of the park! The neck is one of the most comfortable I have ever played and the 58/15 pickups are unbelievable - this guitar will not disappoint!

Weighing in at: 7.6 LBS.

Vintage Heart with Modern Playability
The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds, the McCarty 594 can seamlessly master both sonic territories thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls. The electronics layout, a few key specifications, and PRS craftsmanship combine in the McCarty 594 to create an instrument that plays in tune, is intonated the entire length of the neck, and feels like a guitar that you’ve been playing forever.


A few key specifications that contribute to the McCarty 594’s tone and feel are:

  • A 24.594” scale length, just slightly longer than 24.5” and where the model gets its name.
  • 58/15 LT pickups. LT, meaning low turns, which give the guitar a warm, clear tone.
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls positioned so players can roll off both volume knobs at the same time.
  • The added versatility of push/pull coil taps for each pickup for more tonal options
  • A new Pattern Vintage neck carve, which shares the same width measurements as PRS’s Pattern neck but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve with a little less meat on the treble side and a little more meat on the bass side of the neck.
  • Tweaked Phase III tuners that have an added set screw that pulls the tuner’s shaft, gear, and worm together (but take the tuner button out of play) to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar itself with as little energy as possible begin detracted.


"The 594 is the best new guitar I've played in years. It has a vintage heart and soul but without the technical limitations that usually come along with an old instrument. What good is an old guitar if you can't get all that feel out of the upper frets, or the intonation is off? To hear that old PAF sound but be able to articulate the notes in a way that only modern manufacturing could allow is so exciting." John Mayer

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Top Wood - Figured Flame Maple
  • Back Wood - Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Scale Length - 24.594"
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood with Binding
  • Fretboard Inlays - Birds
  • Neck Shape - Pattern Vintage
  • Truss Rod Cover - “McCarty 594"
  • Bridge - PRS 2-Piece Stoptail
  • Tuners - PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
  • Hardware Type - Nickel
  • Treble Pickup - 58/15 LT Treble
  • Bass Pickup - 58/15 LT Bass
  • Controls - Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch on Upper Bout
  • Options - 10-Top Flame
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Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty 594 - 10-Top - McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

$4200.00

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McCarty 594 - 10-Top

Our Perspective:
This is an amazing instrument - PRS has revamped a classic and they hit it out of the park! The neck is one of the most comfortable I have ever played and the 58/15 pickups are unbelievable - this guitar will not disappoint!


Weighing in at: 8.2 LBS.


Vintage Heart with Modern Playability
The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds, the McCarty 594 can seamlessly master both sonic territories thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls. The electronics layout, a few key specifications, and PRS craftsmanship combine in the McCarty 594 to create an instrument that plays in tune, is intonated the entire length of the neck, and feels like a guitar that you’ve been playing forever.

A few key specifications that contribute to the McCarty 594’s tone and feel are:

  • A 24.594” scale length, just slightly longer than 24.5” and where the model gets its name.
  • 58/15 LT pickups. LT, meaning low turns, which give the guitar a warm, clear tone.
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls positioned so players can roll off both volume knobs at the same time.
  • The added versatility of push/pull coil taps for each pickup for more tonal options
  • A new Pattern Vintage neck carve, which shares the same width measurements as PRS’s Pattern neck but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve with a little less meat on the treble side and a little more meat on the bass side of the neck.
  • Tweaked Phase III tuners that have an added set screw that pulls the tuner’s shaft, gear, and worm together (but take the tuner button out of play) to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar itself with as little energy as possible begin detracted.

"The 594 is the best new guitar I've played in years. It has a vintage heart and soul but without the technical limitations that usually come along with an old instrument. What good is an old guitar if you can't get all that feel out of the upper frets, or the intonation is off? To hear that old PAF sound but be able to articulate the notes in a way that only modern manufacturing could allow is so exciting." – John Mayer

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Top Wood - Figured Flame Maple
  • Back Wood - Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Scale Length - 24.594"
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood with Binding
  • Fretboard Inlays - Birds
  • Neck Shape - Pattern Vintage
  • Truss Rod Cover - “McCarty 594"
  • Bridge - PRS 2-Piece Stoptail
  • Tuners - PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
  • Hardware Type - Nickel
  • Treble Pickup - 58/15 LT Treble
  • Bass Pickup - 58/15 LT Bass
  • Controls - Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch on Upper Bout
  • Options - 10-Top Flame
  • Case - PRS Hardshell 
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Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty 594 Singlecut - McCarty Sunburst

$4200.00

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McCarty Singlecut 594


Our Perspective:
This beautiful SC594 just arrived, 2/1/18, we ordered this quite a few month’s back - The 10-Top is perfect, just the right amount of flame, just like some of the single-cuts from the 1950’s! The balance on this guitar is incredible and the tone is ridiculous - If your looking for a single-cut guitar, this is the one!

Weight - 8 lbs. 12 oz.

Vintage Tone and Feel. Remarkable Playability.


Overview:
The McCarty family of guitars are born from passion and precision: built passionately to embody vintage tone while utilizing the precision of PRS's modern manufacturing techniques. The McCarty Singlecut 594 joins that tradition with a familiar feel and warm, vintage tone. Meticulously spec'd with a 24.594" scale length, Pattern Vintage neck carve, 58/15 LT pickups, tweaked Phase III locking tuners with modified collars and set screws, and a two-piece zinc bridge, the McCarty Singlecut 594 gives musicians the keys to the esteemed tones of vintage guitars in an instrument that won't fail them.
The McCarty Singlecut 594 was originally developed by the PRS Private Stock team and released as the November 2016 "Guitar Of The Month."


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Model - McCarty Singlecut 594
  • Serial # - 248155
  • Weight - 8 lbs. 12 oz.
  • Top Wood - Carved Figured Maple
  • Back Wood - Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Scale Length - 24.594"
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Neck Shape - Pattern Vintage
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlay - “Old School" Birds
  • Bridge - PRS Two-Piece, Cast Zinc
  • Tuners - Tweaked Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type - Hybrid
  • Treble Pickup - 58/15 LT
  • Bass Pickup - 58/15 LT
  • Controls - 2 Volumes, 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls, 3-way Toggle Switch
  • Strings - 10's
  • Option - 10-Top Maple (Defaults To Hybrid Hardware)
  • Case - PRS Hardshell Case
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Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty Singlecut 594 10-Top - Orange Tiger

$4200.00

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McCarty Singlecut 594


Our Perspective:
This beautiful SC594 just arrived, we ordered this a few month’s back - WOW, the 10-Top is truly one of the better ones I have seen! The balance on this guitar is incredible and the tone is ridiculous - If your looking for a single-cut guitar, this is the one!

Weight - 8 lbs. 9 oz.

Vintage Tone and Feel. Remarkable Playability.


Overview:
The McCarty family of guitars are born from passion and precision: built passionately to embody vintage tone while utilizing the precision of PRS's modern manufacturing techniques. The McCarty Singlecut 594 joins that tradition with a familiar feel and warm, vintage tone. Meticulously spec'd with a 24.594" scale length, Pattern Vintage neck carve, 58/15 LT pickups, tweaked Phase III locking tuners with modified collars and set screws, and a two-piece zinc bridge, the McCarty Singlecut 594 gives musicians the keys to the esteemed tones of vintage guitars in an instrument that won't fail them.
The McCarty Singlecut 594 was originally developed by the PRS Private Stock team and released as the November 2016 "Guitar Of The Month."


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Model - McCarty Singlecut 594
  • Serial # - 243361
  • Weight - 8 lbs. 9oz.
  • Top Wood - Carved Figured Maple
  • Back Wood - Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Scale Length - 24.594"
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Neck Shape - Pattern Vintage
  • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlay - “Old School" Birds
  • Bridge - PRS Two-Piece, Cast Zinc
  • Tuners - Tweaked Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type - Hybrid
  • Treble Pickup - 58/15 LT
  • Bass Pickup - 58/15 LT
  • Controls - 2 Volumes, 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls, 3-way Toggle Switch
  • Strings - 10's
  • Option - 10-Top Maple (Defaults To Hybrid Hardware)
  • Case - PRS Hardshell Case
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