Vintage 1996 PRS Paul Reed Smith Artist III #107 - Teal Black

  • Brand: PRS - Paul Reed Smith
  • Product Code: Artist III
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Condition: Used - Excellent
  • $3,799.99


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From the glory days of PRS! This gorgeous 1996 Artist III is the pinnacle of McCarty-era guitar building mastery.  The Teal Black flame top and Paua inlays are just the beginning! Everything about this guitar is the cream-of-the crop from PRS.

This guitar features an Artist Grade Carved Maple Top, Mahogany body, Mahogany neck with Wide Thin neck profile, Indian Rosewood fretboard, Paua bird inlays, Paua fretboard binding, Indian Rosewood truss rod cover w Paua inlays, Artist humbucking pickups, PRS Gold Stoptail Bridge, PRS Winged Locking Tuners, and a premium PRS leather hardshell case. 

This is an historic example of the craftsmanship and attention to detail that made PRS a legend in the guitar community. Perfect tone, balance, and aesthetics set this guitar miles above the competition.


Features

  • Year: 1996
  • Model: Artist III
  • Serial: 6-29413 #107
  • Mahogany Back
  • Carved Maple Artist Grade Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Wide Thin Neck Profile
  • Indian Rosewood Fretboard
  • Paua Bird Inlays
  • Paua Purfling on neck, headstock, truss rod cover
  • Artist Pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • Gold PRS stoptail bridge
  • PRS Winged Locking tuners
  • Premium Leather Hardshell case
  • Case candy and paperwork included


From the PRS Website (not all these specs apply to the guitar listed above)

"ARTIST III: 1996 - 1997. Mahogany back with exceptional (artist grade) maple top, 22-fret wide-fat or wide-thin mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, paua bird inlays, paua purfling on neck, headstock, and truss rod cover, Artist Series pickups, 5-way switch knob, volume, tone, gold PRS stoptail and locking tuners, certificate of authenticity, leather/hard-shell case."


Condition

Excellent Condition: No dings, scratches, chips or electrical issues. This guitar has had a few modifications, all done by a professional luthier. The guitar itself is in MINT condition, but because of the mods we're listing it as excellent. The mods are as follows: The brass 3-way switch is an aftermarket addition, but the original 5-way knob switch is still included and will be inside the case when the guitar is shipped. The tone pot has been modified to a push/pull coil tap, which allows the pickups to be played as single coil or humbuckers. For additional information or any questions, please don't hesitate to message us.


Please note there is an increased shipping charge on guitars over $3000, to fully insure shipments against loss, damage, or theft.


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Vintage 1996 PRS Paul Reed Smith Artist III #107 - Teal Black