2003 PAUL REED SMITH
Up for consideration is a 2003 Paul Reed Smith McCarty electric guitar and original hardshell case.
This is a amazing-sounding, great-looking, and great-playing guitar that is all original (with the addition of upgraded Gotoh tuners) and still in near-mint condition. The PRS guitars are played by countless greats, such as Carlos Santana, and are currently played by many pro players, including Mike Ault [ 1 | 2 | 3 ], and is simply an amazing guitar with excellent tonal variety, endelss sustain, and "feel" that has to be heard to be believed. This guitar in the rare color of purple is no longer in production, so here is a great opportunity to get this great one-owner McCarty in near-mint condition, and save over $1,000 bucks!!!
for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. Click HERE for the current McCarty specs from the PRS Website, and HERE for the time-line of all the PRS models. This guitar comes
with a satisfaction
guaranteed, 3-day return policy. This is a world-class electric
guitar, with a fast, straight neck, and great tonal variety from the McCarty pickups with the coil-tap on the tone control. The guitar has incredible sustain, and the control and "feel" when played through the amp, and must be experienced to be believed, as the guitar really comes alive under your fingers.
* Model: McCarty
* Serial # 03 72414
* 2 McCarty Pickups
* Wide / Fat Neck
* Flame Maple Top
* Upgraded Gotoh Tuners
* Original Hang Tags
* Original Hardshell Case
* Made in USA
The guitar is in near-mint cosmetic and playing condition, as it was purchased new/NOS in 2009, and is a 1-owner guitar. It comes with all the original paperwork and accessories in the original case. The guitar has no issues, as new. It was never gigged, only used in a non-smoking teaching studio.
Here are 4 quick, 1-take MP3 sound files of myself playing
this guitar, to give you an idea of what to expect. The
guitar has great tone, sustain, and body, and also excellent tonal variety, as using the coil-tap switch on the tone control, you can get 6 different tonal configurations. Several of the clips go throu all the PU settings. The guitar is going through a Peavey Sudio Pro 112 amp, and then miked with a Shure SM57 mic upgraded with an AMI T58 transformer, and recorded using a TAB-Funkenwerk V78M tube preamp into a Sony PCM D1 flash recorder, and MP3s were made in Logic, with no EQ or effects.
(Original, in G)
| Texas Boogie
(Original in E)
| PU Selector
(Trading leads using 5 Single coils)
4 | I'm Leaving Now
(Original, in E)
In short, this guitar is a World-Class electric concert and/or recording guitar,
and it would make
a great guitar for live gigs, as well as for studio work. It is tone monster, very fun to play, and the wide range of sounds you can get out of it give the flexibility to play in a lot of different styles. The W/F neck profile is very nice and pretty much the same feel as on a late 50s Gibson. But playing through the amp cranked up is where it really shines, because the guitar does an fantastic job of making a seamless connection between your playing (your mind) and your amplified sound!!!
SHIPPING & TERMS
Insured USA FedEx Ground is $40.
I do accept Visa, Master Card, AmEx, PayPal, and all the traditional forms of payment. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions
before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! This auction is for
one Paul Reed Smith McCarty guitar and hardshell case. The accessories photogtraphed are included: Hang tags, Truss wrench, etc.
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return
it within 3 days (buyer pays shipping both ways).
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