Did You Know? Ted Mccarty Born in Somerset, Kentucky in 1910 was the President of Gibson Guitars from 1950 to 1966 He was a Pioneer and bought the Bigsby company. McCarty was also responsible for the development of the Tune-o-matic bridge system, the humbucking pickup, and the Explorer, Flying V, Modern, SG and Firebird guitars from Gibson. During his tenure the Gibson Les Paul was designed. Never satisfied, McCarty sought to create a hybrid design that would combine the sustain of a solid-body electric with the mellow warmth of a hollow-body. The ES-335 was created as a “semi-hollow”, with both a central block running the length of the guitar and hollow wings. The PRS McCarty is to pay Homage to the man that redefined Electric Guitar in Nashville Tennessee. In 1994 PRS released the first Mccarty model. (CLICK HERE to see this electric guitar)
The model we have I personally played with ultimate tone and grace a must have piece for the Guitar Afficionados.