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.
A few key specifications that contribute to the McCarty 594’s tone and feel are:
A 24.594” scale length, just slightly longer than 24.5” and where the model gets its name.
58/15 LT pickups. LT, meaning low turns, which give the guitar a warm, clear tone.
2 volume and 2 tone controls positioned so players can roll off both volume knobs at the same time.
The added versatility of push/pull coil taps for each pickup for more tonal options
A new Pattern Vintage neck carve, which shares the same width measurements as PRS’s Pattern neck but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve with a little less meat on the treble side and a little more meat on the bass side of the neck.
Tweaked Phase III tuners have an added set screw that pulls the tuner’s gear and worm together (while “locking” over the worm to prevent slipping) to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar with as little energy as possible being detracted. (The tuner functions identically to standard Phase III tuners for re-stringing. Set screws must NOT be adjusted outside of the PRS factory. Making any adjustments to this feature may cause the tuner to stop functioning properly.)
Top Wood Figured Flame Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.594"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fretboard Wood Rosewood with Binding
Fretboard Inlays Birds
Neck Shape Pattern Vintage
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
Options 10-Top Flame
FOR MORE PICS: