This is a stunning 1997 Artist III by Paul Reed Smith. It features a mahogany back with exceptional (artist grade) maple top, 22-fret South American mahogany neck, East Indian rosewood fretboard, paua bird inlays, paua purfling on neck, headstock, and truss rod cover, Artist Series pickups, 5-way rotary, volume, tone, gold PRS stoptail and locking tuners, certificate of authenticity, leather/hard-shell case, leather/hard-shell case. 

The guitar is in fantastic cosmetic and playing condition. There are scattered very light surface scratches in the finish, but no deep scratches. There is no visible fretwear. I would rate this guitar as near mint. 

In this guitar the 5 way switch is currently replaced by a three way toggle switch, but the 5 way switch is included. The neck pickup ring has also been replaced with one that has a built in tuner. The original switch will ship in the case with the guitar. 

All of the original case candy, including a back panel cover signed by Paul, an additional unsigned one, and the Custom Shop certificate, also signed by Paul is included, along with the original hardshell case.

1997 Paul Reed Smith Artist III - Quilted Teal Black

$2,999.00Price