I just picked up a '99 McCarty Hollowbody II and love it. There does seem to be a problem with a spot or two on the neck. Some notes ring as clearly or as long as some. They sound a little "deadened" comapered to other notes. This on the bass side of the neck. Also, right around the 12th thru the 15th frets, fretted notes on the "D" sting have a "dissidence" (I may be using the wrong term). I ontice this most at high gain. Any ideas? Being that it is used, I expected to have to make some adjustments to make it playable. The neck relief seems pretty sraight; I've adjusted the bridge hight to spec; I intonated it and set up the pickup hight to where it sounds very nice to my ears.