PRS launches P245 Semi-Hollow and new McCarty guitars

New piezo-equipped short-scale semi and revamped classic model

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We've seen plenty of new releases from PRS's SE and S2 lines of late, but the Maryland company isn't ignoring its core USA series, either, launching the P245 Semi-Hollow and a new incarnation of its classic McCarty design.

While the P245 is best known for its shorter 24.5" scale and single-cut design, the new Semi-Hollow version packs the LR Baggs/PRS piezo system, which offers acoustic and electric tones simultaneously, via a pair of output jacks and separate blend control – you can also blend tones through one output.

PRS's new 58/15 treble and bass pickups can also be found gracing the P245 Semi-Hollow's cavities, which promise vintage-style, midrange-focused humbucker tones.

The PRS P245 will be available from late June 2015 for £3,575.

Also announced is a new version of the McCarty model, which PRS first launched in 1994.

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The new incarnation boasts a thicker back for increased sustain, plus the new 58/15 pickups, as also featured on the P245 Semi-Hollow.

Elsewhere, the guitar features a push/pull tone control for coil-splitting, plus a bound rosewood fretboard and PRS stoptail bridge.

The new PRS McCarty will be available in late July for £3,079. For more info on both of the new models, head over to PRS Guitars.

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