Cara 10th Ave. 24/24 Zero - Standard Edition

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About This Listing

We invite you to first search Cara Guitars on the Web and learn why Jim Cara is the highly recognized custom solid body builder for the worlds biggest clients.

Please get to know who you will be buying from at Cara Guitars on the Web.  As seen in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hard Rock Cafe, and countless iconic photographs.

This is an incredible playing guitar, because of design.
Infinite sustain and wide bends with super low action.

The Sustain Promise

I'll show you a video of your guitar before it ships.

If you do not believe the playability or sustain using no effects and several amps for comparison,  I will return your money and not ship the guitar.

 24" 24 Fret Scale neck (Brian May)

16" Radius Ebony Bound Fretboard - Extremely Flat

Maple Neck

Zero Fret

 2" Les Paul Custom Thickness Mahogany Body (avg 10-11 lbs)

Side and Board Markers

Triple Bound Top and Headstock

Satin Vintage Yellow Natural Top

Gloss Black Back

Smooth Access Heel

8K +- PAF style Ceramic Mag Hex Pole Pieces Covered Pickups

Vintage Top Hat Knobs

Wilkinson Machine Heads

Small post Wilkinson ABR1 Style Bridge and Tailpiece

Includes quality pro gig bag

History

After working on guitars for over 30 years, I knew what I wanted in the ultimate guitar.

The Les Paul shape is legendary, but has never been made more accessible and versatile. The 10th Avenue cuts have been enhanced with a narrow waist and sharpened cutaway, as well an an easy access heel, absolutely needed to reach this 24 fret model.

I believe a 24 fret 24" scale length Ebony fretboard (as designed by Brian May) has always proved to give the greatest degree of bends and playing ease with heavier strings. The heel has been smoothed out to allow easy access to the 24th fret. No more reaching over the box on a heel joint.

The fretboard is a 16" Radius, which allows the strings to vibrate without rattle, and allows super wide bends without choking

With playability addressed, I wanted to deliver fat British rock tones with clarity that could be overdriven and still retain the single notes of every chord, in addition to having the ability to sustain any note at any time.  I would be happy to show you a video of your guitar sustaining infinity through a common amp with no effects.

The pickups are 8K Modest PAF clones with Hex Pole Pieces and a Chrome Cover. 

The guitar is heavy mahogany with a maple cap for the top. This guitar is on the heavier side at 10 lbs, much like 1970s Les Paul guitars.

24 Frets gives the player 2 octaves, and the smoothed cutaway encourages you to reach for the 1st string and stretch those high G bends with ease.

Along with the 24 frets is a 24" scale length, designed by Brian May and in use on all of his "Special" guitars. To keep intonation at its best and low action equal on all strings, there is also a zero fret in front of the nut.

Zero frets are undoubtedly the finest way to achieve the lowest playing action, tone equality, and intonation. In the '60s, an influx of imported guitars were built with zero frets and often associated with low-cost guitars.  However, the most accurate way to set action at the first fret will always be a zero fret. It is still being used on many of the most expensive guitars in the world. - Premire Guitar

The finish is a Satin Yellow over a multi-piece maple cap.
Satin Yellow and the Tenth Avenue name have a significant meaning.

Mick Ronson, one of the great British guitarists, sanded down the top of his Les Paul and painted it with lacquer. The guitar showcased a multi-piece yellow-tinted maple top.  It was used on his cover of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.

Marc Bolan , Paul Kossoff, and other 70s rock icons started stripping the Les Paul top.

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