The Wood Library program is in a way similar to the Private Stock program in that it is an elaborate menu-based program for the PRS Core line of guitars designed to give dealers the opportunity to build special runs for their store and customer base. The common misconception is that the quality of the wood in the wood library is unique. That’s not the case; the wood library is graded on the same scale in which PRS grade their other woods: Core, 10-top, Artist Package, Private Stock.
The PRS McCarty model pays homage to a legacy of innovation. As the President of Gibson during a true golden era of guitar building (1950-1966), Ted McCarty was a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry. In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as Paul’s mentor but became a great friend of Paul and everyone he met at PRS.
- Top Wood: 10 Top 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: Hybrid Hardware
- Tuners: Tweaked Phase III Locking
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- 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