1993/1994: A Step into the Vintage Market

Ted McCarty

In 1993 and 1994, PRS introduced the Custom 22 and McCarty Models (respectively). Though the EG and Dragon I both featured a shorter 22-fret neck, the Custom and McCarty were the first set-neck production models with this 22-fret feature. Paul believed that the shorter neck provided a fatter, more vintage tone, and with the McCarty model he was paying tribute to his teacher, Ted McCarty, a master of the vintage market. Now with both 22 and 24 fret guitars in the lineup, PRS was beginning to expand its appeal to players of all styles.