Now here’s a rare bird. Between 2003-2004 PRS created a limited run of 500 of these stunning Brazilian Rosewood necked McCarty guitars. This is a fine example.
Fantastic condition for a 19 year old guirtar, only a couple, nearly invisible superficial surface scratches and the back of the body and a tiny white nick on the top of the lower horn give evidence of it’s preowned status. It also seems a too small flat head screwdriver was used at some point to adjust the bridge leaving a slight mark in the nickle but it does include a pair of matching gold posts that appear to have never been used.
The flamed maple cap is gorgeously rippled and set seamlessly on the solid mahogany body. The real star here is the Brazilian rosewood fretboard and headstock overlay meticulously inlayed with pure abalone logo and signature PRS birds.
The previous owner did make some rather desirable modifications including swapping the original wrap-around tail piece with an adjustable one for better intonation. He also had the original McCarty pickups replaced with McCarty Archtop pickups for a mellower sound. The original pickups and bridge are included with this guitar. The 3-way toggle switch and output jack have also been replaced but the originals are included too.
Includes Original Hard Case, Warranty registration card, electronics cover indicating this guitar was #452 out of the 500 production run and the signed inspection hang tag which reveals this guitar was made on August 4th 2004.
A serious guitar for a serious collector.