PRS Paul Reed Smith 1998 McCarty Archtop Spruce Top Black

$3,995.00
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The PRS McCarty Archtop is a light, resonant guitar that is a pleasure to play.  This example weighs just 5 pounds, 13 ounces, so it hangs on your strap like a feather.  

The shape isn't unique, per se, carrying the consummate PRS profile, but with a deep, hollow body that bonds the carve, solid spruce top to the maple back with a solid maple block behind the bridge.  This gives you the ring and richness of a hollow guitar with the benefit of a stop bar bridge - a combo that gives you great tone.

The guitar looks classy in black, and the guitar is in excellent condition throughout.  It was well cared for and it is obvious that it wasn't played much in its 26 years. 

There are no changes, repairs or issues whatsoever.  The frets show no measurable wear.  The truss rod has room for future neck relief adjustment.  The guitar stays in tune like no other.  It is a gigging machine!

Included is the original hardshell case.  There is no case candy or paperwork, but the guitar stands on its own.

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 5lbs 13.1oz
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl Birds
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Scale: 25"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .88"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .97"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 37-3/4"
  • Lower bout: 13"
  • Waist: 8"
  • Upper bout: 10"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 3"
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: McCarty Archtop Treble
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.93k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: McCarty Archtop Bass
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.25k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: n/a
  • Bridge: PRS Wrap Around Nickel
  • Tuners: Original, Ebonized Buttons
  • Switch: 3 Way
  • Pots: Original
  • Case: HSC
  • Notes:

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