Paul Reed Smith "Dragon 2000" Electric Guitar

Description (Brief)
This electric guitar, serial #9 41200, was made by Made by Paul Reed Smith (PRS Guitars) in Annapolis, Maryland in 2000. It is a Dragon 2000 model with a dragon inlay on the guitar body made of 242 pieces of mastodon ivory, rhodonite, agoya, coral, onyx, sugilite, chrysacola, red, green, and pink abalone and paua. This is from a limited production run of 50 guitars.
When he started building his instruments, Paul Reed Smith was steeped in the traditions of the classic electric guitars of the 1950s and 1960s. Ted McCarty, the past president of Gibson and designer of the Les Paul model, was his mentor. In 1994, Paul Reed Smith's company, PRS Guitars, launched the McCarty model as a tribute to this electric guitar pioneer.
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Date made
Smith, Paul Reed
overall: 98 cm x 34 cm x 6 cm; 38 9/16 in x 13 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
Place Made
United States: Maryland, Kent Island, Stevensville
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the Levin Family/Washington Music Center and Barnes & Thornberg
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