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594: Vintage Heart and Soul


Wildwood Guitars is honored to present what we feel is an extraordinary instrument in looks, feel and, most importantly, tone. When the McCarty 594 model was announced, as part of the Private Stock divisions' Private Stock of the Month program, we knew Paul was on to something special. Celebrating 20 years of exceptional instruments, the Private Stock division is releasing an incredible new instrument every month, just as it back in the day. Paul has spent countless hours investing himself into the February Guitar of the Month, an extremely special project that pays homage to vintage "Golden Era" instruments, while incorporating signature PRS build techniques that create an instrument of perfection and crafting an instrument that feels like home.

Meet the McCarty 594: the PRS with a vintage heart and soul. To craft this vintage tribute, Paul utilized ideas both new and old, creating the ultimate homage:

  • 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. Wildwood is very familiar with the concept of underwound pickups, and we couldn't be more thrilled to see them make an appearance.

  • 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.


Tonally, the McCarty 594 is simply breathtaking, harkening back to some of our favorite vintage instruments, while showcasing an unparalleled craftsmanship and finish. Only 26 of these incredible instruments will be produced worldwide. Wildwood Guitars is honored to offer the McCarty 594 to our exceptional customers. For an in-hand description and tonal evaluation, email our sales team at sales@wildwoodguitars.com or call us at 303-665-7733.

“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. 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.” - John Mayer

Specifications:

BrandPRS Guitars
ModelPrivate Stock McCarty 594
Weight7.66 lbs
Limited Series1 of 26 February “Guitars of the Month” and was built to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock
Finish ColorVintage McCarty Smoked Burst
Finish TypeHigh Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top WoodCurly Maple
Body WoodLightweight African Ribbon Mahogany
Neck WoodFigured Mahogany
Neck Dimensions.900 1st - .970 12th
FingerboardMadagascar Rosewood with Curly Maple Binding
InlaysMother of Pearl Birds with Paua Outlines
Scale Length24.594"
Frets22
Pickups58/15 LT Treble and Bass
Controls2 Volume and 2 Tone (push/pull) with 3-Way
HardwareHybrid
BridgePRS 2-Piece Stoptail
TunersPRS Phase III Locking Tuners w/ Ebony Buttons
CasePrivate Stock 20th Anniversary British Fawn Tolex

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