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Stunning 2018 PRS Santana Retro in McCarty Sunburst (Santana Yellow) Inc OHC & All Candy



Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany


Number of Frets 24
Fret Wire Santana Fret Wire (Jumbo)
Scale Length 24.5″
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Santana Retro
Neck Depth At The Nut
Width of Fretboard at the Body
2 1/4″
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
1 22/32″
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds


Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Chrome


Treble Pickup 58/15
Bass Pickup Santana
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector

Weight: 8lb

Serial Number: 17 / 242711

Here we have a truly lovely specimen, this is the 2018 PRS Santana Retro, finished in Santana Yellow, sometimes known as McCarty Sunburst. This pre owned example is just gorgeous and has the minimum of playwear. The 24 fret neck is superb & the action is second to none. The only noticeable mark is a slight lacquer flake on the lower bout of the body, but it is very slight & hardly shows on the photos! The sound is unmistakable Santana, particularly as it has the Santana neck pickup. This pickup was designed in collaboration with Carlos himself, and it exhibits the warm, singing sound that is his instantly identifiable trademark. The bridge pickup is PRS’s 58/15 which is very sweet & gives a real vintage tone.

You wont fault this guitar in any way, it looks, plays & feels beautiful & stands head & shoulders above the competition.

Comes with her Original PRS Case & all  tags & tools.

The video shown here is the actual guitar being played by its previous owner Paul Cook of Edinburgh…. Enjoy ;0)

In summary: 

  • A tribute to the early “pre-factory” guitars that Paul Reed Smith built for Carlos Santana in the early ’80s
  • Duplicates the classic deeper body carve, original-style heel, and original headstock shape and nut placement
  • Stunning maple 10-Top and mahogany tonewoods exhibit thick resonance with power and overtones
  • 58/15 treble pickup produces sweetened vintage tone with every note you play
  • Santana bass pickup emits very detailed highs, a fat and warm bottom, and seemingly unending sustain
  • Comfortable Santana Pre-Factory neck is a joy to play
  • PRS Gen III tremolo provides a customizable feel and reliable intonation
  • Eye-catching hybrid hardware


Carlos Santana’s longstanding creative partnership with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars. Over the years, we have honored this pivotal alliance by offering variations of his signature model instrument. The Santana Retro pays homage to the early “Pre-Factory” guitars Paul built for Carlos in the early 1980’s. Several unique design elements are reintroduced on this model, including a deeper body carve, original style heel, and the original headstock shape and nut placement.

The Santana Retro blends history and modern manufacturing to create a highly musical guitar good enough for the man himself.


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If paying by cheque, or collecting in person, please contact us on 07932 074096 to arrange.


Our shipping policy is simple: We ship Guitars, Amps and Accessories to the UK, Europe & ROW. We’ve been shipping items to the UK and abroad for many years without any issues, as we always use the best and most reliable shipping companies. All guitars and amps will be shipped insured and tracked. So you can check your shipping status anytime. We always package them to the highest possible standard.

Note: All amps are preferably UK shipping or collection only. We rarely ship amps internationally, due to potential breakage, unless this is agreed separately. If you are outside Europe and are interested in any of our guitars or amps please contact us for a special shipping quote.


We operate a 48hr approval period for on-line mail order purchases only. Customers who buy goods in the RGG showroom can fully evaluate them prior to making the payment, and as such do not have this return and refund option available to them. The 48hr mail order returns period offered is with regard to either a problem with the guitar upon receipt, IE, the goods appear to have a defect that was not outlined in the sale listing or clearly not sold as advertised. If the purchaser wishes to return the goods for any other reason, then there will be a re-stocking fee of 10% of the original sale value & return carriage must be paid by the purchaser, there are no exceptions to these rules.

If you want to return an item please make contact for a returns authorisation. You have 2 days to try the instrument. We offer a full refund minus our shipping costs (including our cost of free shipping if applicable) It is the purchaser’s responsibility to organise the return promptly to the company in the condition it was received, using the original packaging and with a copy of the sales receipt. (We recommend you insure the item in transit). The item must be shipped back via a service comparable with which it was delivered, within 24 hours (Excluding weekends) upon receipt of the return authorization. Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.

Any items returned after the 48hr agreed approval period, and not exceeding more than two weeks, are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee, based on of the original sale value of the goods. PayPal, Credit/Debit card refunds will be processed immediately upon receipt of the returned goods and normally take 3-5 working days to show on the customer’s account. Bank transfer and cash purchase payments will be refunded by Bank transfer to your nominated bank.