Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Guitar Of The Month McCarty 594
PRS Guitars Private Stock team is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year with the return to the program that started it all: Guitars of the Month. Each month in 2016, the Private Stock team will deliver a unique design in limited numbers, highlighting the detailed craftsmanship and exquisite materials that define Private Stock.
February’s Guitar of the Month is the McCarty 594. Named after Paul’s mentor, Ted McCarty, the McCarty 594 pays homage to vintage “Golden Era” instruments while incorporating modern build techniques for an instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable.
There are several details that PRS has incorporated into the 594’s design that contribute to the guitar’s tone and feel, including:
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 this guitar a sweet lower-output tone
2 volume and 2 push/pull tone controls positioned so players can roll off both volume knobs at the same time, and with the added versatility of coil splits for more tonal options
A new Pattern Vintage neck carve. This neck carve 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, a little more on the bass side of the neck.
Tweaked Phase III tuners that have an added set screw to pull the tuner’s shaft, gear, and worm together, but with the tuner button taken out of play, to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar itself with as little energy as possible being detracted.
Twenty six of these instruments will be made for February 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
Top Wood: Curly Maple
Back Wood: Lightweight African Ribbon Mahogany Back
Scale Length: 24.594"
Neck Wood: Figured Mahogany
Neck Shape: Pattern Vintage
Fretboard Wood: Madagascar Rosewood w/ Curly Maple Binding
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Birds w/ Paua Outlines, Madagascar Rosewood Headstock Veneer w/ Curly Maple Binding and Mother of Pearl Private Stock Eagle w/ Paua Outlines and Mother of Pearl “February” Engraved “New” Banner
Treble Pickup: 58/15 LT
Bass Pickup: 58/15 LT
Controls: Two Volume and Two Push-Pull Tone Controls w/ 3-Way Toggle
Bridge: PRS 2-Piece Stoptail Bridge
Tuners: Tweaked Phase III Locking Tuning Pegs w/ Ebony Buttons
Finish: Vintage McCarty Smoked Burst High Gloss Nitro Finish
Case: Private Stock 20th Anniversary British Fawn Tolex Hardshell Case
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