The PRS McCarty model pays homage to a legacy of innovation. As the President of Gibson during a true golden era of guitar building (1950-1966), Ted McCarty was a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry. In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as Paul’s mentor but became a great friend of Paul and everyone at PRS.
In 1994, PRS released the first McCarty, an instrument that incorporated the full spectrum of techniques and knowledge Paul had gained from Ted as well as his own experiences as a guitar builder.
This 2004 PRS McCarty Gold Top features a slighter thicker mahogany body than a Custom 22 with a carved maple top finished in classic gold finish reminiscent of the early 50's Gibson period; Wide/Fat 22-fret mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard with moon abalone inlays; Vintage tuners.
Condition: A very clean example in excellent condition with only light superficial signs of use.