James William McCarty (born June 1, 1945) is an American blues guitarist from Detroit, Michigan. He has performed with Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, the Buddy Miles Express, Cactus, The Rockets, the Detroit Blues Band, and more recently, Mystery Train. Since about 2014 Jim McCarty has joined forces with Detroit blues guitarist/songwriter Kenny Parker in The Kenny Parker Band along with several other veteran Detroit blues/rock musicians. He also makes guest appearances with other Detroit bands, most notably for an annual pre New Year's Eve party at one of his favorite clubs, "Callahan's" with The Millionaires, a nine piece jump blues band.
He also recorded with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Seger. He plays in a heavy Blues-rock style that has inspired fledgling guitar players for more than 40 years.
Jimmy is a regular customer at our store. We had this guitar built to his original Les Paul Specs and had the Inlays designed for the bands he played in.
Base model: Les Paul Custom Ebony GH VOS
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