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The supplied certificate of authenticity proudly quotes ‘This document certifies that the following instrument has been 100% hand crafted by David Thomas McNaught’ – Effectively, every McNaught Guitar can be tagged as a Custom Shop, Master Built or Private Stock model, or as McNaught proudly quotes on his web site ‘Premium Custom Guitars’ – Working from a small workshop in North Carolina, each and every guitar is personally built by David, whilst his only work colleague, David Mansel, handles all the finishing –  Note that McNaught hand builds around 8 guitars a month  – Click here to visit his web site and view a short video tour of the workshop – For those who appreciate the true art of guitar luthering, then read on – For the guitarist who strives for that ultimate playing experience, supported by a tone to die for, then again read on – The guitar has an unmistakable double cutaway shape, familiar to the Les Paul Special, Hamers and early PRS guitars/Santana model – Specification of this used McNaught Vintage Doublecut, from 2004 with a classic ‘burst’ finish is as follows :-

The neck has a fullish round feel to it – Certainly not overly chunky when compared to the R9 vintage spec’d Les Paul’s – The profile has a hint of a soft V about it, around the first few frets, then smooths out to a C profile, as you move along the neck – The comfortable depth of the neck does not hinder your playing performance, as this McNaught is set-up with an easy playing action, whilst the medium jumbo frets allow you to rip into big blues bends, or sit in the fast lane whilst showing off a few cascading licks ‘n’ tricks – The  22 Dunlop 6100 nickel frets are hand-fitted, profiled and polished to perfection – You’ll experience that silky smooth satin feel when you run your left hand along the mahogany neck – Hence that ‘played in’ character from day one – Re-strung with 10-46 gauge strings and set-up with a slick action that responds to a light touch

Plug it in and play a few of your favourite licks, either on clean or overdriven amp settings and immediately your ears will prick up and take in a delightful rich musical tone- The SH2 and SH4 pick-ups work well together offering a nice balance and contrast between lush and bite as required  – Overall this is a guitar that is loaded with soul and emotion – The blend of woods, along with the twin humbuckers, delivers a fat, smooth and musical texture, with single coil clarity,  allowing you to delve into Pete Green chilled out blues or hot Santana style licks, as required – Hence a Gibson and PRS influenced tonal package – A simple master volume and tone pot, along with a traditional 3 way switch, is all that is required – All the tone is in you and the guitar – The volume and tone pots are your best friend as they function smoothly from 1-10 – As such 10 is the setting when you require a bit more – Whilst you’ll find somewhere around 6 or 7 is that magical sweet spot, so a great place to set-up base camp – The guitar is undeniably beautiful, incredible to play with an unsurpassed tone – Furthermore, only a handful of McNaught instruments ever find their way to the UK, so a very rare opportunity to acquire one

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Guitars4You is not another corporate high street guitar store - My selection of premium grade guitars is about quality not quantity. Every guitar has been selected, inspected and approved by me, with particular attention to the set-up and playing performance. Every sale, phone call, email and mail order transaction is handled by me. A journey that is now over 40 years old, has fuelled my knowledge, experience, love, devotion and passion for exceptionally fine guitars.