Part of the Collection Series introduced in 2011, the craftsmanship on this guitar is STUNNING down to every detail. PRS Collection instruments are designed using the finest components and materials available, sparing no effort in every contour and facet of the guitar. This is the pinnacle of Paul Reed Smith artistry. In addition to killer looks, we were blown away by how incredibly smooth and resonant this instrument is, even when strummed unplugged! It has a strong, bell-like chime that easily cuts through the mix and the superior construction yields incredible sustain. The exotic tonewoods - Pernambuco, Ebony, and African Ribbon Mahogany - coupled with custom, Narrow 408 pickups creates an amazingly versatile guitar that crosses genres effortlessly. To top it all off, it is 100% MINT in virtually unplayed collector condition!
This guitar is from the same limited run as the PRS acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in October of 2013:
"This custom made guitar from Paul Reed Smith Guitars, a Maryland instrument manufacturer, was built by the PRS Private Stock luthiers. It is made from the finest instrument grade woods – American curly maple for the neck, ebony for the fretboard and headstock veneer, European red curly maple for the top, African ribbon mahogany for the back and red heart abalone side body purfling. The “Museum Bird” inlays, specially designed for this instrument, were cut from mammoth ivory which is found regularly in arctic ice. The neck carve, 25” scale length, PRS narrow “408” pickups, electronics, knobs, and PRS designed stoptail bridge with brass inserts are all standard appointments for PRS. The guitar features a specially designed light tiger eye micro burst finish with natural binding."
Paul Reed Smith Collection Series #120 McCarty 408
Tiger Eye Smoked Burst - High Gloss Nitro
African Ribbon Mahogany with Curly Maple Top
Unbelievable Pernambuco Neck w/ Ebony Fingerboard
Mammoth Ivory Side Dots & Museum Bird Inlay
Maple / Paua Heart w/ Maple Purfling
Matching Copperhead Burst Figured Headstock and Abalone Inlays
Narrow 408 Pickups, 3 Way Toggle
PRS Stoptail w/ Brass Inserts,
Phase III Locking Tuners w/ Ivoroid Buttons & Bone Nut