Paul Reed Smith McCarty 1996 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $1,050$1,500

Honoring guitar design legend Ted McCarty, the PRS McCarty premiered in 1994. While similar in shape and design to the Custom 24 and PRS Standard, the McCarty featured a slightly thicker body and neck profile, as well as a different pickups. Like most PRS guitars, the highly customizable nature of the McCarty has created a good deal of variation within these guitars.  The model was renamed McCarty II in 2007 which brought a new Mastering Voice Control circuit system.

Years of Production: 1994 - 2007

Unique to this Era: Pickups change from PRS Dragon to McCarty in 1995.

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Flamed/Quilted Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bird inlays, single-piece bridge/tailpiece, 25-inch scale length, two humbuckers

Notable PRS Players:  Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, Al Di Meola


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