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Peter
12-30-2012, 03:36 PM
I've always been fascinated by this limited edition series and -thus far- I've been able to locate about 35 of them so more than 200 to go !! Let's see 'em,please : some pics of your instrument and the accompanying background stories / technicals specs. Cheers,Peter.

JMintzer
12-30-2012, 08:58 PM
#14/250

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/2739222/324517213.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/2739222/324517230.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/2739222/324517220.jpg

I first saw it at Chuck Levin's, back in the Fall of '99, when shopping for a Les Paul (I wound up w/a CU-22). Carlos (one of the sales guys) showed me the guitar and when he told me the price, I commented, "Hah! I'd NEVER spend that much for a guitar!" (yeah, I know...)

Anyway, I went home, and did a bit of research about them (on the old, original "PRS Forum") and decided to go back and buy it. Alas, it was gone... They told me "Some Kid" bought it...

Fast forward a few months, and the old forum grew, the guy that bought the guitar joined. Turns out he was a student here in DC. I met him at the first PRS Forum Event (about 50 or so of us went out the factory), and I made him promise that if he ever sold it, I'd get first "Dibs".

Well, he kept his word, the following Fall, when he needed money for school, with the promise that I would sell it back to him if he could come up with the money within a year. Sadly for him, I still have the guitar...

It is the darkest, smoothest BRW neck I've ever seen or played...

The hardware has been changed to gold (I swapped with a guy who didn't like golg and wanted Nickel), with a gold anodized bridge and 57/08 pups...


Jamie

Dirty Bob
12-30-2012, 09:21 PM
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/Bud%20Davis%20metal%20project/DGwithRJT2TEKPRS.jpg

2TEK'ed and Metal'ed!....also DGT gold covered pups! And check out the truss rod cover! Thanks again Steve!

DGH approved!


http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-63.jpg

It's number 119!

Peter
12-31-2012, 08:17 AM
Yes !! I've seen this one before (pics on the internet). It's one of the 35 I've come across on one of my internet journeys but I didn't know it's number. #14 is a beauty indeed,Jamie and what a nice way to start this thread ! Thanks for posting.Peter.

Peter
12-31-2012, 08:21 AM
Hi,Bob.Thanks for posting. Very nice guitar ! I've seen a few of these on the Hansen Guitars site. I wonder : is this one of them ?

docbennett
12-31-2012, 08:31 AM
I've sold off a bunch of these but still have my 1999 BRW Emerald Green Mac. I'll post up some photos when I have access to my photobucket account later. I kinda regret trading my Amber one to Brent earlier this year as it was in great condition with a great brazilian neck.

Dirty Bob
12-31-2012, 08:55 AM
Hi,Bob.Thanks for posting. Very nice guitar ! I've seen a few of these on the Hansen Guitars site. I wonder : is this one of them ?

Yes.

Peter
12-31-2012, 10:09 AM
Since I'm like the 'host' of this particular thread,I'm gonna start posting some pics of these 30+ BRWoods I've already discovered. I'm gona start off with the lowest number and gradually move my way up,eventually getting to those instruments whose number I don't have.
I hereby encourage possible owners of those instruments to come forward and share their info on these beautiful instruments....Stay tuned !

Aeetus
12-31-2012, 10:52 AM
Excellent! Beautiful guitar you have there too.... now on with the show.

Peter
01-01-2013, 04:50 AM
...and a Very Happy New Year to each and everyone of you visiting this page !! Let's get 2013 started with something spectacular :


http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/1a_zps37cbbb4b.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/2a_zps71377603.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/3a_zpsc165644d.jpg

Yes,this #2. The story goes #1 was presented to Ted Mccarty himself so this is the next best thing.This baby was on eBay about 2 years back.I was mailing back and forth with the owner at the time thinking about buying it but eventually opted for an Artist IV instead.I've seen some other pics of the instrument and the neck is almost pure black.It resides somewhere in England now...

docbennett
01-01-2013, 11:24 AM
Here is #40/250. I couldn't locate photos of the ones I've already sold or traded...but this is as close to my "permanent collection" as it gets. The signed/numbered backplate has been taken off and framed with all my other signed backplates.

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5931.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5930.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5927.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5928.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5929.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5932.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5933.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5934.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5936.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%201999%20BRW%20Mac%20Emerald/100_5937.jpg

Peter
01-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Ah,yes....this is the Emerald green one you promised to show us. Beautiful instrument! I found out #234 and #237 are also both emerald green and both graced with a flame top (and although they were both on the internet a while ago,I can't seem to retrieve any pics at this moment...).Calling all owners !

Shreve
01-02-2013, 12:37 PM
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2170/634537/1013300/105796042.jpg

#213. Not in my possession anymore, but a great guitar.

Peter
01-02-2013, 02:54 PM
Yes! One more accounted for...and a beautiful one at that...Love that colour. Tomorrow I'll post some new pics of BRW's I've found on my internet travels. Stay tuned !!

Peter
01-03-2013, 02:09 PM
Okay,we're back with some more Brazilian Rosewoods. Enjoy !

We start off with #44... another 'red' one,this time with a figured neck and moon inlays.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/4_zps6c987ee8.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/5_zps0eeff81e.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/6_zps4b010919.jpg

Peter
01-03-2013, 02:32 PM
Found this one on the old Birds & Moons forum. It's #177 with soapbars.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/7_zps33c4f80b.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/8_zps0144bc0d.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/9_zpsf3be1075.jpg

Peter
01-03-2013, 02:47 PM
And the last treat for today : #184...

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/10_zpsbfce90fc.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/11_zps97f30ec1.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/12_zps38716bc8.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/13_zps8e6a3933.jpg


More to come tomorrow : the next one is gonna be a KILLER !!!

JMintzer
01-03-2013, 07:23 PM
Found this one on the old Birds & Moons forum. It's #177 with soapbars.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/7_zps33c4f80b.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/8_zps0144bc0d.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/9_zpsf3be1075.jpg


That one used to be mine... Sniff...sniff...


Jamie

Dirty Bob
01-03-2013, 07:42 PM
That one used to be mine... Sniff...sniff...


Jamie

i would love that guitar...I would probably throw Thorn Staple-Tops in though! Can't keep em all!



Although we can try!!!!

Peter
01-06-2013, 07:20 AM
Hi everyone.I come bearing gifts...actually,just the one but what a looker ! PRS Brazilian Rosewood Mccarty #208 is the name.What a magnificent neck ! This guitar was up for sale on eBay a while ago. A few months later the guitar ended up on a Canadian guitar store website but I was like 5 minutes too late to buy it. Not my best day. Well, I can only hope this beautiful instrument has found a good home where it's treated well...

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/22_zpsc389c37a.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/23_zps5f13999f.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/25_zps5d80a2a5.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/26_zps370f7b3b.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-17-2013, 01:50 PM
Found this one on the old Birds & Moons forum. It's #177 with soapbars.

Actually... you found those images right here on the Official PRS Forum. I had those photos taken a few months ago. I love BRW McCartys!

I'd love to see this thread try to collect all 250! Here is number 168 (which I recently sold to FlukePete).

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/BRW_McCarty_168/168_BRWMcCarty.jpg

And here's one that passed through my hands a few years ago in Turquise (pretty uncommon color). No idea which number it was. The seller (GC) had lost the hang-tag and back-plate.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Gone/Turquois_BRW_McCarty.jpg

And then there was this one (#139). It has an AMAZING black neck. It now belongs to my friend Shigeura San.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Gone/BRW_McCarty_139.jpg

And then there is the MOB. It pre-dates the limited run.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/PRS_BRW_McCarty_Goldtop.jpg

Brad737
01-18-2013, 12:01 PM
Here's #140. She has the best neck of any guitar I've ever played. I did a pickup swap for a set of zebra 57/08s. Great guitars...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/PRSMcBrazzy.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/P1060069.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/P1060060.jpg

11top
01-18-2013, 03:32 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MCCARTY%20BRW%20300%20IVORY%20METALLIC/PRSMCCARTYBRWIVORYMETALLIC004.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MCCARTY%20BRW%20300%20IVORY%20METALLIC/PRSMCCARTYBRWIVORYMETALLIC003.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MCCARTY%20BRW%20300%20IVORY%20METALLIC/PRSMCCARTYBRWIVORYMETALLIC002.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MCCARTY%20BRW%20300%20IVORY%20METALLIC/PRSMCCARTYBRWIVORYMETALLIC005.jpg

BostonGuitar
01-18-2013, 11:54 PM
#234 was the perfect one for me...

Before I left Rosie behind for what the hog does for my ears...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McCtop.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McConcase.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McCneck.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McCbodyback.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/neck3.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/PRSsig.jpg

Brad737
01-21-2013, 07:16 AM
I like all of these BRW McCartys. But this one makes me drool. Love the McCartyburst and Soapies!


Found this one on the old Birds & Moons forum. It's #177 with soapbars.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/7_zps33c4f80b.jpg

Brad737
01-21-2013, 07:18 AM
Certified bad-ass! Do you have any pics before the mods?




http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MCCARTY%20BRW%20300%20IVORY%20METALLIC/PRSMCCARTYBRWIVORYMETALLIC002.jpg
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Brad737
01-23-2013, 05:53 PM
This is all we have? :(

What a great run.

Peter
01-24-2013, 03:40 AM
Hey guys ! I was gone for a few days and pleasantly surprised there were some new,beautiful pics posted in the meantime.

I've found a couple of other Brazilian rosewoods and I'll be posting them over the next few days...Stay tuned !!

Bill SAS 513
01-24-2013, 06:01 AM
White is so Classy on a guitar!!! Beeeeeautiful!!!

Brad737
01-24-2013, 07:47 AM
I've been watching that one on eBay for awhile. Jack Gretz has it listed for $4600. She's absolutely gorgeous.



#234 was the perfect one for me...

Before I left Rosie behind for what the hog does for my ears...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McCtop.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McConcase.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McCneck.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McCbodyback.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/neck3.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/PRSsig.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-24-2013, 11:01 AM
I have a folder with some BRW McCarty photos I've saved over the years. If the owners of those guitars don't post them in the next few weeks, I'll email them and ask their permission before I do.

Either way, I'd love to see this thread try to account for all 250 from the limited run.

Peter
01-27-2013, 05:40 AM
Yes,that would be great if we could see the whole run pictured here and though I guess it's a long shot we can certainly try...!!

I keep track of all of them (appearing in this thread and elsewhere-hey,what's a guy to do with his time?) and I've counted 42 so far.
So still a long way to go...

I'll be posting some new pics this afternoon. Cheers,Peter.

Peter
01-27-2013, 07:53 AM
Okay,here we go...

This beauty belongs to a guy named Nick who's got lots of vids up on YouTube where you can see him playing this here guitar.Don't know the number though...Nick ??

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/18_zps2f16b300.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/19_zpsd9aee263.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/20_zpsd84980be.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/21_zps68901d91.jpg

Peter
01-27-2013, 08:08 AM
And here's a bunch of Brazzies I found on a Japanese webshop somewhere. Obviously,I couldn't figure out what the heck they were saying on that site when it comes to specifications and so forth but I understood enough to see that these were BRWs (correct me if I'm wrong though).

Dark cherry sunburst with quilted top and moons (no number to be found in pics) :

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/23_zps92b4c64c.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/24_zps173420a9.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/25_zps7c4bf13e.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/26_zps7c205fd8.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/27_zpsb048543f.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/28_zps621a771d.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/29_zps9a247620.jpg

Peter
01-27-2013, 08:25 AM
#166 Violin amber sunburst. Just a beautiful top.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/35_zps58ad970b.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/34_zpsfb3a2559.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/33_zps66df6ae4.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/32_zpsc48ae115.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/31_zps02cf7920.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/30_zpsd4ed0a1c.jpg

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y476/Kiebooms/29_zps49f981cd.jpg

Aeetus
01-27-2013, 01:02 PM
I'm surprised that PRS themselves haven't got a photo archive of these guitars along with the PS and other top models, there must be something somewhere surely?

Brad737
02-25-2013, 05:20 AM
So this is what, 19 out of 250? I can't believe there aren't more of us here that own these beauties. :(

BTW, there are 2 on ebay as we speak:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/solid-Brazilian-Rosewood-neck-PRS-McCarty-Paul-Reed-Smith-birds-killer-tones-/140914744197?pt=Guitar&hash=item20cf2c5b85

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-PRS-GUITARS-McCARTY-BRAZILIAN-EMERALD-GREEN-B-10-TOP-/221051405318?pt=Guitar&hash=item3377b0c406

Tag
02-25-2013, 09:03 PM
I've always been fascinated by this limited edition series and -thus far- I've been able to locate about 35 of them so more than 200 to go !! Let's see 'em,please : some pics of your instrument and the accompanying background stories / technicals specs. Cheers,Peter.


I was lucky enough to get to play one of these when it came in used at a local GC. VERY nice guitar!

butterfly
02-25-2013, 10:04 PM
These are kind of like the original Modern Eagles. Very cool.

Jdurso
02-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Would anyone know if there are a list of serial numbers these fall into? When I bought mine, both guitar center and myself were in contact with PRS who confirmed (somehow) it was in this run but when the original owner sold it to GC he kept the back plate, so there is no signature or number on it. With that said I'm wondering if there is a way to validate if what I have is part of this run or at least has a Brazilian neck.

JMintzer
02-25-2014, 08:28 PM
Look inside the pup cavities. It should be written in there...

Brad737
02-26-2014, 09:06 PM
Here's mine:

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s592/PRSGuitars/1999%20BRW%20McCarty/P1060065_zps9eada287.jpg

Jdurso
02-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Here's what's under mine

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/durs836_2008/PRS%20McCarty%20Brazilian/0730081920a.jpg

Jdurso
02-28-2014, 03:31 PM
Here's another picture
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/durs836_2008/PRS%20McCarty%20Brazilian/prsmccartybraz057.jpg

Brad737
02-28-2014, 04:31 PM
I'm a little surprised by how many (at least the ones accounted for) that are Dark Cherry Sunburst.

Curt Musgrove
02-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Oh, you guys are killing me with this thread!!!! :p I really want to get a PRS with a rosewood neck. That is my ultimate guitar purchase goal!

HANGAR18
02-28-2014, 10:43 PM
FYI, there was also a run of 500 Brazilian McCarty guitars made around 2003-2004 featuring a BRW fretboard and a solid East India Rosewood neck. Same signed covers #/500 and Paul's signature. My Brazilian McCarty is from that 1 of 500 series. I love mine!

Brad737
02-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Not all of that run of 500 McCarty models had IRW necks. Most were mahogany necks with Braz fretboards and headstock overlays. There were also 500 each of the Custom 22 and Custom 24. All 1500 had "Brazilian Limited" inlaid on the headstock.

HANGAR18
03-01-2014, 10:38 AM
Not all of that run of 500 McCarty models had IRW necks. Most were mahogany necks with Braz fretboards and headstock overlays. There were also 500 each of the Custom 22 and Custom 24. All 1500 had "Brazilian Limited" inlaid on the headstock.
Oh, I did not know that. Then I suppose I got a good one!

http://imageshack.com/a/img801/5750/5bst.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img833/5603/xesj.jpg

Random
03-11-2014, 04:45 PM
This is a cool thread.

Here are two of the girls #7 and #20.
Both stock guitars. Very different sounding guitars.

Sorry I didn't have time to shine then up.

#7 is my #1 and will soon be sporting 57/08 pups, anodized bridge and mixed hardware.
Unless I can find some DGT pups.....LOL.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/barefootdog/TheGirls_zpsc97bd3dc.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/barefootdog/TheGirls2_zps8cba6759.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/barefootdog/TheGirls3_zpsd04e4665.jpg

rob
03-19-2014, 11:50 AM
http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w602/rfarolino/prs%2070of250/DSC_0074_zps90160fb6.jpg (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/rfarolino/media/prs%2070of250/DSC_0074_zps90160fb6.jpg.html)Here's mine, #70 When I first saw this thread and looked at #2 I thought I was looking at mine. Pretty dang similar.http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w602/rfarolino/prs%2070of250/DSC_0071_zps53d9a8e7.jpghttp://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w602/rfarolino/prs%2070of250/DSC_0073_zpsd397ffdf.jpg

Brad737
03-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Sure looks like it. :top:



Oh, I did not know that. Then I suppose I got a good one!

http://imageshack.com/a/img801/5750/5bst.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img833/5603/xesj.jpg