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PRS McCarty 594 Emerald

Paul Reed Smith Core Line Electric Guitar With Pattern Vintage Neck.

Manufacturer code: PRS MC594EM

Reidys code: 28999     Warranty: PRS Lifetime Warranty***

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Specification

  • Made in America
  • Serial number: 0272271
  • One-piece mahogany body
  • Flame maple top
  • 58/15 LT pickups
  • Pattern Vintage neck profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Comes with hard case

Description

What Reidys say...

"So often we hear about 'classic guitars with modern appointments' and sometimes they fall a little short of what they're trying to achieve. Rest assured the PRS McCarty 594 doesn't. There's an old school character about the feel and the sound. Fitted with a pair of 58/15 LT pickups, the PRS 594 achieves that late 50s PAF tone that so many players are after. As the name of the pickups suggest, they're a 2015 version of a 1958 pickup, with lower turns for a slightly lower output - perfect for nailing that classic rock and blues tone you've heard on countless classic albums. They're clear, warm and articulate, plus you can coil tap them to get single coil sounds (hence the modern features).

The neck on this guitar is my favourite PRS neck so far - Pattern Vintage. It's pretty chunky, a bit more like a late 50s Gibson neck than what you might find on a Custom 22 or 24. It's a little thicker on the bass side than it is on the treble side to make playing lead work a touch more comfortable. Also, the guitar gets its name from its scale length - 24.594". Though this is only a small change from the usual 24.5", the guitar will yeild a slightly different feel and produce harmonics and overtones a little differently.

As we've become accustomed to now from PRS, the McCarty 594 is built incredibly well using high quality materials, comes with a hard case, and looks incredible too. The scale length and pickups give you chunky, PAF-like tones, with the ability to change to single coil sounds. The 2 x volume and 2 x tone knob layout is familiar and easy to navigate, and the feel of the guitar is outstanding. I do tend to like old style guitars so this is really up my street, plus all the modern features make it a little more up to date for a wider range of players."

Richard Blenkinsop, Guitar Expert

What PRS say...

Vintage Heart with Modern Playability
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 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.)

“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? 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.” – John Mayer

“I think a lot of people know PRS as a company that is looking to history, innovating, and improving all at the same time. The McCarty 594 is a great example of that culture. I believe it to be a great musical instrument… quality, playability and tone. It is also, as the ad says, subtly very different. When we were developing the 594, we examined everything: the scale length, the tuners, the bridge materials, the nut material, the pickups, the neck shape…... every piece of this instrument was designed to be exactly what we thought it needed to be to add up to the best instrument we could make. The final guitar, in my experience, is more than the sum of its parts. My hope is it is a source of joy and real musicality for everyone who picks one up. So far, it seems to be doing its job in that regard” – Paul Reed Smith

Specification

  • Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24.594"
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Pattern Vintage
  • Neck Depth At The Nut: 28.5/32”
  • Width of Fretboard at the Body: 2 1/4”
  • Width of Fretboard at the Nut: 1 11/16”
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood with Faux Bone Binding
  • Fretboard Inlay: Birds
  • Bridge: PRS Two-Piece
  • Tuners: Tweaked Phase III Locking Tuners
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Treble Pickup: 58/15 LT
  • Bass Pickup: 58/15 LT
  • Controls: Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch on Upper Bout
  • Strings: 10's

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The total amount you will pay including the deposit is: £. The cost of the finance is: £. The Fixed Annual Interest Rate is 8.17%.

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