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    This is a prs goldtop? Or chinese copy?

    Hi.
    Can you help me?

    I'd like to know if this guitar is a prs goldtop. They told me that it is a 2003 model but I'm not sure.

    http://musicaled.blogspot.pt/p/blog-page.html


    thank you

    Vitorr

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    If that's a copy, it's a very good one. Looks real to me.
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    Looks good. I've seen the solid gold McCartys before...
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    Looks legit to me.

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    Agree....legit...a very cool McCarty.
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    Haven't seen one with a gold back before?

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    Looks right to me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Haven't seen one with a gold back before?
    not sure if calling it goldtop sounds right pretty cool guitar, i'd say it's legit because it looks right to me.

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    Oh yeah, it's totally a legit PRS, I'm just wondering if this is a standard colour or not?

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Actually, my question is in color, since all that MacCarty I have seen got the arm and back in wood. And also headstock is always in another color.
    They assured me it is original but... I still have some doubts :-)

    Once again thanks for the replies.

    Vitorr

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    It's not a "Gold Top", but it does look like a legit McCarty Standard (solid mahogany, no maple top) finished in gold.
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    I seem to recall seeing an all-gold McCarty elsewhere before.
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    That's an all-gold McCarty Standard. I had one with P-90s. There aren't many of them, but they're out there. As a matter of fact, one of these was in the PRS deck of playing cards...9 of Clubs, to be exact.
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    If unsure. Try to get complete serialnumber and Contact PRS support for verification. Matt over there helped me when i was unsure of my guitar. Told me specs of production-year, shipping-year, model, P-U configuration. So now I can sleep again

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    If Im not mistaken they made a few of these for 20th Anniv. Ive seen a few other McCartys and McSoapies in the same , all gold.

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    It looks original. In addition to Goldtops, PRS offered an all-gold finish that I believe they called "Old Gold."

    There's nothing weird about the guitar that I can see, and it even has the original PRS case.
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    For whatever my opinion may be worth, it looks like a real McCarty to me. Fairly rare in all gold, and very cool even with the ding on the neck. (Several years ago there was a short-lived shop here in Amarillo that had one for sale, but they wanted waaaay too much for it.)

    Just the idea that somebody might make a fake PRS - or any other brand - in GOLD?!? Is nothing sacred?!?

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    I've seen this paint scheme before. I do prefer the natural back and neck on goldtops, but this one was made for a while and there are a number of them out there like this. Without examining it in person, there is no way to absolutely guarantee that it is not a copy, but based on the photos, you should be fairly confident that it is legit. I've never seen a copy that was anywhere near this good if it's fake.

    That says nothing about the legitimacy of the seller, however! ;D
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