Paul Reed Smith McCarty Reviews
This is the guitar that got away for me. I really wish I had it back. I like everything about it, but the neck is to die for! It's not quite as versatile as, say, a Parker Fly, and it is a bit hefty, so it got knocked down a touch on my ratings for that. Also, it's more expensive, but not by much. I'd definitely get another if I had the money an... [read more on Audiofanzine]heads on fire rated this unit on 2011-09-09.
I liked the lead tones the best. Absolutely could not stand the thick neck and was not happy with how the guitar responded under high gain rhythm playing. I was looking for another PRS to match up with my '96 standard and in the end the '96 blew this one out of the water with playability and sound. For being used, the action, fit and finish ... [read more on Audiofanzine]drkorey rated this unit on 2011-04-09.
The McCarty is very versatile. It can come close to Les Paul and Strat sounds. But what makes this guitar worth the money is what you don't hear about enough-- the PRS sound. It's got its own sonic character that is dark, rich, and complex. If you don't like the mids, try a Custom 22 with a tail stop. To overly generalize, the McCarty is... [read more on Audiofanzine]Mike rated this unit on 2003-11-25.
go check it out. its tone can be matched up with a les paul. yet, the playability cannot be compared to a les paul custom [read more on Audiofanzine]Joe Schmoe rated this unit on 2003-10-06.
This guitar totally rules, sounds like an acoustic when it's not plugged in! [read more on Audiofanzine]Mack Homie rated this unit on 2002-03-31.
Overall the PRS McCarty is well worth the fairly hefty price tag. It is the best guitar I have ever played thus far in my life, and I doubt it will be surpassed anytime soon. [read more on Audiofanzine]Mr. Guitar Head rated this unit on 2001-07-23.
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