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McCarty Private Stock 'Tiger-Eye/Burst' #79 Guitars

1998 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Private Stock 'Tiger-Eye/Burst' #79

Color: Tiger-Eye, Rating: 9.50, $7,950.00 (ID# 01549)
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Superb 1998 'Tiger-Eye Burst' PRS McCarty Private Stock.

 

1998 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Private Stock 'Tiger-Eye/Burst'

 

This exceptional 'Private Stock' PRS McCarty weighs just 7.80 lbs., and has a one-piece, PRS-shape offset asymmetrical double-cutaway 13 inch wide, just under 2 inches deep, South American curly mahogany body with an amazing sculptured, two-piece book-matched highly-figured 'Super Wide Curly 'Tiger-Eye/Burst' Maple' top. There is a 3/16 inch 'band' of plain maple which starts at the tip of the treble-horn and goes all the way round to the neck on the bass side. One-piece East Indian rosewood PRS-shape glued-in neck with a nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a wonderful medium-thick profile and a scale length of 25.00 inches. Single-action truss rod. Back angled three-on-a-side non veneered headstock with inlaid Onyx 'Eagle' with 14 karat gold outline. Rosewood truss-rod cover, secured with one screw. Individual 'McCarty' [Kluson Deluxe] tuners with single-ring Keystone plastic buttons. On the back of the headstock is the serial number "8 39386" stamped in blind "Private Stock #79 / December, 29 1998 / Paul Reed Signature" written in gold marker. Ten inch radiused Brazilian rosewood fretboard with inlaid Onyx 'bird' position markers with 14 karat gold outlines and 22 jumbo frets. One PRS Custom Santana 'bass' humbucker in the neck position and one PRS Custom Santana 'treble' humbucker in the bridge position with outputs of 7.19k and 10.11k respectively. Cream plastic pickup surrounds. One volume control, one tone control with pull-push coil-tap operation and a three-way pickup selector switch. Gold plastic barrel-shape "Speed" control knobs. PRS Wrap-over, pre-compensated 'anodized' stud bridge/tailpiece. Inside the neck pickup cavity written in gold and black marker is "22 McCarty WF / Stop Tail / Private Stock #79". There is also a small circular white label with "12.29 / JW" written in ink. Inside the bridge pickup cavity, written in black ink is  "39,386 / Tiger Eye Burst / Private Stock #79 / For Rick Hogue / TM22 FWF  See Joe Knaggs". On the back of the guitar the triangular black plastic control cover is secured by three screws. All hardware gold-plated. This amazing guitar is in mint, unplayed (9.50) condition. Complete with the original Paul Reed Smith letter of authenticity, signed and dated December 29, 1998, inspection card, warranty, etc. Housed in the original three-latch, rectangular 'deluxe' black leather hardshell case with black plush lining (9.25).

"This beautiful tiger eye McCarty model Private Stock guitar was custom designed and handmade by Joseph Knaggs, Dave Hazel, Chris Bavaria and me. The woods, including a "bookmatched" super wide curly tiger stripe maple top, were carefully picked from my private stock for sound and remarkable figure. This is some of the widest curl we have ever seen. The guitar also has a rosewood neck which gives it a powerful sound. The black Onyx/gold birds match well with the "smoked" Tiger Eye burst. This guitar was custom built for Marc Berger.
Specifications are as follows:
Serial Number: 8-39386 Private Stock #79
Neck: East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood
Top: Super Wide Curly Tiger Striped Maple
Back: South American Mahogany (curly)
Color/Stain: Tiger Eye / Burst
Inlay: Black Onyx birds with 14 karat gold outline
Pickups: Custom Santana Bass / Custom Santana Treble with gold plated covers and braided leads
Electronics: McCarty
Hardware: Gold anodized stoptail, PRS McCarty tuners
Specials: Tiger eye finish, extremely wide tiger eye stripe maple, figured mahogany back  
Final assembly by Russell Hoffman: December 30, 1998
Paul Reed Smith blue ink signature
 

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