2000 PRS McCarty Gold Top ID-6017
2000 PRS McCarty Gold Top
This PRS McCarty is in excellent condition, with just a few minor scratches this guitar is hard to distinguish used from new. There are also a couple minor dents to the top and back that are pictured below. There are also Original Hardshell Case 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.
This 2000 PRS McCarty features Mahogany back and sides with a carved Maple top, and two McCarty Humbuckers. 22 frets on a 25” scale with vintage style tuners, bird inlays, and a wrap around stop tailpiece. 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: 049356
- Top Wood: Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Scale: 25"
- Year: 2000
- Inlays: Birds
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Stoptail
- Tuners: Vintage-Style Tuners
- 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
- Misc. 1: Gold Top