PRS PRS Archtop - Hollowbody II 3" deep body 1999 Cherry Burst

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About This Listing

While until 1998 only solidbody models were produced, PRS expanded their range shortly before the turn of the millennium by two more than interesting models. Based on the PRS McCarty, the semi-acoustic McCarty Hollowbody and the fully acoustic McCarty Archtop appeared. The most obvious difference is the body depth, which is 1.5" on the Hollowbody and a whopping 3" on the Archtop.
Of course, it is no coincidence that the McCarty was chosen as the basis for these two models. Ted McCarty was a close friend and advisor to PRS until his death. Because in his role as president at Gibson between 1948 and 1966, McCarty was not only instrumental in the development of the Les Paul, as well as Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SG Tune-o-matic bridge and the humbucking pickup, he also had a decisive influence in the development of the ES series.
Unlike the familiar ES variants, however, PRS continues to rely on solid woods. These are, following the top curvature, as one is accustomed to good archtops, with 3-5mm very thin worked. In addition, they get along without additional bracing, which is noticeable in a very vibrant sound. However, feedback problems need not be feared, because below the bridge the back and top are connected by a thin bridge.
Both models were and are manufactured in numerous variants and a wide variety of wood combinations. In the case of this PRS Archtop II, the name already reveals that the top and back of this model are made of maple. In this case, even extremely pretty Flamed Maple of the quality 10Top, which is rarely seen today.
The mahogany neck is equipped with a wide-fat profile. It feels good in the hand and playability is pleasingly uncomplicated up to high registers. The PRS-typical, high-quality workmanship is not entirely innocent of this, as the frets are optimally dressed and the neck perfectly adjusted. But also the compact body contributes to the pleasant playability.
Equipped with excellent, PRS archtop pickups, the PRS is astonishingly versatile in sound and shines already dry with a quite loud and assertive fundamental tone. The humbuckers are of course not unimpressed by the almost completely hollow body and transport the acoustic sound character of the Archtop very authentically. And even if the visual impression that the Archtop is for jazz, it cannot be pigeonholed. Because even in overdrive it convinces with a creamy sound with balanced harmonics, a transparent sound with beautiful brilliance and a wonderful attack.
The PRS from 1999 is overall in very good technical condition. Unfortunately, there is a slight dent on the lower rib and here and there use wear in the form of scratches, the great guitar was just played with pleasure. The frets are in top condition after dressing and are free of play marks. Included is the PRS archtop case and the hang tag.The guitar has play marks and a few slight dents to the finish (not visible from the top (see photo) as you may expect from a guitar of this age. It plays in perfect condition.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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