1998 PRS McCarty Soapbar



First year(!) McCarty Soapbar goldtop offered with your choice of quality pickups. Stock pickups are Seymour Duncan Soapbars but this one has been retrofitted with a pair of DiMarzio Dlx Plus (DP162) soapbars but unlike most soapbars, they’re actually stacked humbuckers and are designed as an excellent compromise between single coil soaps and mini-humbuckers, characterized by clean and open soapbar tone with punchy lows, well defined highs, with no muddiness. They’re 4-conductor in case you want to put some splitter pots in there. As an option, I’m also offering a great set of Lollar traditional wound P-90 Soapbars which are going to appeal more to the P90 purists. Take your pick, no charge for the swap. After introducing the McCarty model in 1994, 1998 marked the introduction of several new McCarty models including this Soapbar as well as the McCarty Archtop and McCarty Hollowbody. Other than the pickups, specs of this McCarty Soapbar mirror the McCarty model including a mahogany body that’s 1/8″ thicker than other PRS’s, a headstock that’s slightly thinner and with a greater headstock angle, vintage style non-locking tuners, all of which are a nod to the 50’s guitar that Ted McCarty designed for Gibson. Other features include wide-fat neck, compensated wraparound stoptail bridge and mahogany body with a thick maple cap. Cosmetically, it’s not perfect with the worst flaw being a scratch on top shown above. Frets are in great shape and it supports a nice low set up. For your soapbar fans, this is a nice buy on a quality first year McCarty Soapbar. $1150 includes your choice of pickups as well as PRS case with original hangtag and other paperwork


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