The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds, the McCarty 594 can seamlessly master both sonic territories thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls. The electronics layout, a few key specifications, and PRS craftsmanship combine in the McCarty 594 to create an instrument that plays in tune, is intonated the entire length of the neck, and feels like a guitar that you’ve been playing forever.
John Mayer has one of the early prototypes for this model, and has this to say: “The 594 is the best new guitar I've played in years. It has a vintage heart and soul but without the technical limitations that usually come along with an old instrument. What good is an old guitar if you can't get all that feel out of the upper frets, or the intonation is off?” When asked about the guitar’s tone, Mayer added, “To hear that old PAF sound but be able to articulate the notes in a way that only modern manufacturing could allow is so exciting. This one's going all over my new record, because it sits so nicely between all of the sonic identities we all know and love. And it plays like a dream.”
A few key specifications that contribute to the McCarty 594’s tone and feel are:
Top Wood Artist Grade Flame Maple Back Wood Select Mahogany Number of Frets 22 Scale Length 24.594" Neck Wood Select Mahogany Neck Profile Pattern Vintage Fretboard Wood Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony Fretboard Inlays Green Ripple Outline/Green Abalone Center Artist Bird Inlays Headstock Gaboon Ebony Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Green Abalone Signature Truss Rod Cover "McCarty 594" Bridge PRS 2-Piece Stoptail Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners Hardware Type Nickel Treble Pickup 58/15 LT Treble Bass Pickup 58/15 LT Bass Controls Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch on Upper Bout Hard Case 8 lbs 1 oz #231229
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