Owner: withheld
Email: withheld
Country: USA
Model: Custom Pro 'Micker'
S/N: VA0350
Year: 1988
For Sale: No

This is a rare Custom Pro model that Mike McGuire named “the Micker” after his son, it wasn’t created for Larry Carlton but Larry fell in love with it and ordered one, he toured with it extensively and it was also used it in his album “On Solid Ground” with Larry holding it on the album cover. I spoke this year to both Mike McGuire and Al Carness (now with Gibson) which told me that less than 10 of those guitars were made but they weren’t sure of the number, Al remembered that besides Larry, guitarist Andy Masters owns 2 and Vince Gill also owns one. Specs: This was the first VA model to feature the “Inter-lock” system patented by VA using no screws or bolts to hold the neck in place, the heel was also contoured as if it was a one piece instrument. The guitar is a mahogany body & neck, with a hand carved top and herringbone binding , EMG pickups (SA,SA,85) Tailpiece and bridge (tuneomatic)bolted to body with tuning wheels at tailpiece for fine tuning, the switch is a 5 way with volume, tone and mid-boost. Fretboard is ebony with mother of pearl dots and hardware is gold ... all original. The previous owner had this guitar signed by Larry Carlton.