1998 Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty Standard Honey Burst ID-8022
1998 Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty Standard Honey Burst
This 1998 Paul Reed Smith PRS McCarty Standard Honey Burst is in excellent condition with a few surface scratches and dents which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and the original hardshell case is included.
Ted McCarty’s presence on the guitar world has been influential since the day he stepped in to the Gibson offices as their president. Like Leo Fender, never a player himself, he designed some of the most iconic instruments ever seen. As the president of Gibson from 1948 to 1965 he oversaw the design, and production of the Les Paul, the ES-335, the “tune-o-matic” bridge system, and the venerable ES-175 which has never been out of production since its introduction in 1949.
This is why many people refer to this era as the “Golden Era” of Gibson design and production. He was also responsible for turning the Gibson Corporation from a small entity of 150 employees, into a well known company with over 1200 employees in his tenure.
Paul Reed Smith, also no slouch when it comes to innovation, hired McCarty as a consultant, and credits his experience with McCarty as a defining moment in his company. Ted McCarty built a legacy that is an inspiration to guitar makers and musicians alike.
PRS introduced this stripped-down McCarty model, “the Standard”, to players seeking traditional humbucking sounds from the “golden era” of guitar making. This guitar is the culmination of Ted’s history and teachings.
The PRS McCarty Standard features a Mahogany back and sides with a carved Maple top, 22 frets on a 25” scale with vintage style tuners, MOP Dot inlays, and a wrap around stop tailpiece.
It has two humbucking pickups with a coil-tap options which splits the coils and essentially gives you two single-coil pickups. There is a single volume and tone control with the tone being the coil tap pot and a three-way selector.
It also has the PRS “Wide-Fat” neck, here is a description from the manufacturers website: “The Wide Fat neck has the same nut width as the Wide Thin neck, but it has a deeper profile. Because of its strength and longer "heel", the Wide Fat neck produces warm tones with lots of sustain.”
- Serial: 8-37897
- Top Wood: Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 21/32"
- Scale: 25"
- Year: 1998
- Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Stoptail
- Tuners: Vintage-Style Tuners
- Headstock Inlay: Paul Reed Smith Logo
- Neck Profile: PRS "Wide Fat"
- Pickup(s): McCarty Treble & McCarty Bass
- Pickup Controls: Volume and push/pull tone control with 3-way toggle pickup selector
- Case: Original Hardshell Case