1995 PRS McCarty Model – “McCarty Sunburst” finish.

The Blue Book Says:

ELECTRIC: PRS McCARTY /HOLLOWBODY SERIES
Introduced in 1994, the McCarty Model instrument was built as a tribute to Ted McCarty, the company president who was responsible for many model and part innovations during his tenure with the Gibson company during the 1950s. In 1998, 3 archtop and 2 hollowbody models were added to the McCarty Series.
McCARTY MODEL FIRST VERSION
– offset double cutaway mahogany thick body, East Coast maple top, .125 in. thicker mahogany back, mahogany Wide-Fat neck, (East Indian rosewood neck became optional in 1998), 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl and abalone moon inlays, PRS stop tailpiece, blackface peghead with screened logo, three-per-side vintage-style tuners with plastic buttons, covered Dragon Bass PRS humbuckers (changed to McCarty Series type in 1995, and includes a push/pull coil-tap on the tone control, three-way toggle pickup selector, includes case, many colors and finishes have been available, Vintage Yellow is the most desirable, mfg. 1994-2007.

I Say:

Really nice PRS.  The pickups on this are full yet very detailed, and the coil tap is really effective.

The headstock shows a small chip on the smaller of the points – as seen in the pictures.  The previous owner has replaced the Kluson style tuners with the PRS locking tuners – this was a $200 upgrade when done at the factory!

The rosewood fingerboard is unmarked and has the “Moons” inlays.  The 22 frets are in excellent condition and show no signs of wear.  The rear of the neck has no marks at all.  The neck is a full profile more akin to a 50’s style Gibson neck.

The body does have a few dents on the front – but nothing obvious.  You have to hold the guitar in a certain light and be really looking to see them.  The worst of the chips is near the jack and has been shown in the pictures.  The rear of the body has a few “buckle” marks, but nothing through to the wood or unsightly.

Overall a really good example.  Comes with original PRS Hardcase as pictured.