|Comments||This is a spectactular 2008 Silver Sparkle PRS McCarty Archtop II!
Custom built for a touring band, this unusual instrument has been well maintained and is ready for the stage or set.
Paul Reed Smith introduced the McCarty archtop in 1998, and this version was produced until 2000.
Most of the McCarty archtops have carved mahogany back and mahogany sides, and spruce top. This one (and its gold-sparkle sister), the Archtop II, uses a carved maple top and back, and maple sides.
This instrument is pretty eye-catching, but don’t be mistaken – it isn’t by any means all show. It plays and sounds great.
|Serial Number||8 38436, built during 2008 at the PRS shop in Stevensville, Maryland, USA.|
|Pricing||$2499.99 CAD with original case. SOLD|
|Neck||Maple neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl /abalone dot position markers; gold script Paul Reed Smith logo on front of headstock.|
|Frets||Original frets with some wear. This guitar has been used as intended.|
|Body||PRS McCarty shape, but full-depth archtop. Carved maple top, back and sides, satinwood binding on edges and F-holes. Body depth is 4 inches below the bridge, 2 3/4 inches at the side. There is a solid block of mahogany underneath the bridge, and the top and back are carved to match it.|
|Finish||Orignal silver sparkle finish in very good condition. A few minor scratches on the back and one small chip on the back edge near the output jack.|
|Hardware/electronics||PRS Archtop humbucking pickups, PRS tuners with ebony buttons, adjustable bridge and Bigsby B6 vibrato. Pickup selector, master tone and master volume controls.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well, this instrument has been well maintained, and has plenty of room to move the action around.|
|Case||Original hardshell case included.|
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