I've often raved about my 2000 McCarty HB here. How its my excalibur guitar and how I don't get the same feel and tone out of later models. Maybe it's the mahogany back & sides, or the non piezo bridge, or just some baddass that was doing stellar work in the factory that day, or maybe it's the moon inlays ..... . Whatever the case, I haven't run across many HB's that had that resonance when played acoustically.... ..... until I saw this vid. The first one he picks up and plucks the strings, sounds just like mine, I had to listen to it a couple times with good headphones just to be sure. Never wanted to be that "the older ones we're better" kinda guy, but if I ever get GAS for another HB I'm looking at stuff from that period.