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Paul Reed Smith
Archtop II w/Piezo
VIOLIN AMBER WRAP FINISH

This model is an EXTREMELY RARE find
– Near Mint Condition –
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PRS Hollowbody guitars are among the most under-rated instruments on the planet. I’ve often said: “If people knew how great the Hollowbody’s are, they would cost $10,000 right off the rack” and these thick body Archtop’s are a full cut above the more common hollowbody model. They don’t make these thick body Archtop guitars any more, with or without the piezo option.

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1999 Paul Reed Smith Archtop II Piezo 01 photo 1999 Paul Reed Smith Archtop II Piezo 01_zpsgokkgxeg.jpg 1999 Paul Reed Smith Archtop II Piezo 02 photo 1999 Paul Reed Smith Archtop II Piezo 02_zps7s29z4ql.jpg
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In my experience, all of the PRS Archtop and Hollowbody models have exceptional tone and playability. Six note chords ring out with perfect balance and definition from low to high, anywhere up the neck. This guitar is in near-new condition. One tiny nick in the clear coat just below the volume control as photographed and as you look closely, the start of some tarnish on the chrome. No chips, scratches, buckle rash, pick hazing or dents in the top, back, neck, headstock or body edges at all.

You can see on my main page that I’ve had several of these. I seek them out because they are so fine and so rare. Rare even without the piezo option and virtually impossible to find for sale with the piezo. I gig one of these fine instruments virtually every weekend. My primary player, a 1999 Tobacco Burst Archtop II, has been faithfully doing hard duty since 2009. I take very good care of it but had to have the frets dressed a year ago and it made me think about having a second Archtop in the stable. I would be lost without one of these guitars. I had been searching for a year with no luck at all and at one time had even approached the buyer of the 2000 black cherry Archtop II that you see posted on my site (marked SOLD!!! since 2013) to see if I could buy it back! When this Violin Amber guitar came up for sale last month I bought it the moment that it popped up with full intention of keeping it. On the day before it arrived at my house, the black cherry guy reached out to me unexpectedly with a deal to buy it back and I accepted. Now I have them both. They are equally beautiful so which one to keep comes down to color for me at this point. This one is very similar in appearance to my faithful Tobacco Burst Archtop II so I’m keeping the Black Cherry guitar and this beauty is going up for sale.

The Piezo option on board does a phenomenal job of emulating an acoustic guitar. I run mine dry through a 31 band EQ to further tune the acoustic texture. In seconds you can you can dial in a VERY true acoustic sound through any amp or PA. Though the thinner and more common Hollowbody model does a pretty good job of representing as an acoustic guitar, the natural resonance of the thicker body Archtop design increases the acoustic texture of the Piezo tone measurably. I use my Archtop Piezo on stage exclusively as – and instead of – a traditional acoustic guitar. Great acoustic tone with no finger fatigue all night long. That alone is enough for me to buy, own and play one, but it is only one-third of what these incredible instruments can do. The electric aspects of this instrument include specially voiced McCarty Archtop humbucker pick-ups which deliver soulful sustain and zero feedback in the electric mode. They will do a great job for you as a plinky jazz box if that is what you’re into but make no mistake, these Archtop guitars are SCREAMAING, SUSTAINING, ROCK AND ROLL DEMONS if you want them to be. The controls on board allow you to switch from the acoustic to the electric tones in an instant, making the guitar fully versatile for rock songs with acoustic intro’s or rock ballads with screaming solo’s in the middle. The rock/jazz capability is still only the second one-third of this guitar’s applications. They are great for studio work also. The control design (once again) allows you to blend the electric and acoustic pick-ups to create unique shadow tones. As an example, I was never a fan of Breaking Benjamin but always wondered how they got that guitar sound. Then I saw them in a festival line up one night and realized how they (and many other recording artists since) achieved that stand-out sound. It’s difficult to describe here but go to YouTube and you’ll see examples of the blended magnetic pick-up / pizeo pick-up sound. A truly versatile guitar using its two independent pick-up system for a full spectrum of unique tones un-like any other instrument. Put it to work in any way you like.

Comes with the factory original case, adjustment tool, hang tag and the paperwork shown in the photo’s.

Please be sure to take a moment and click here to look at my ABOUT page or access it from the top menu bar. You can click HERE to access my e-Bay feedback profile ( e-Bay seller dm-2 ) directly as well. I encourage even the smallest of questions so always feel free to e-mail me any time. Over 140 of my e-Bay feedback ratings are from PRS guitar sales. This is a fine and rare instrument which will always be worth the current asking price or more. Even if they started making these again, the list price would be well north of $6000 based on what the common Hollowbody guitars cost new these days. As an original guitar from the second year of production, vintage aspects will ascend the value of this guitar even higher as time goes by.

This guitar will be listed on e-Bay with a starting price of $450 more than I’m asking here at my home page, just to put a dent in the outrageous e-Bay seller fees they would charge me to sell it to you there. Why pay more than you have to? Check my feedback and buy it here. It may be gone soon. Send me an e-mail and we’ll talk.

$4300.00 Includes Ground shipping to the lower 48

You want it…. You can afford it…. Pull the trigger.

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