Well, at almost 64, after decades of hemming and hawing, I finally have a PRS in the house. I took advantage of Wildwood's PRS Vault sale and ended up with an '08 NOS McCarty II, in spite of the less-than-popular MVC. While not exactly cheap, the price was too good to pass up. Though the MVC is working as designed, I use it mostly passive anyway in a church band doing Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, etc covers. The two 245 HBs produce exceptional and satisfying tone, no doubt. With or without the MVC, the McCarty II exhibits the same impressive build quality and seductive playability that characterizes all PRS's. So, while it took a while, I finally made it!