PRS Guitars Wildwood Guitars Wood Library McCarty 594 Artist
Visually Stunning. Tonally Inspired.
When Paul Reed Smith offered Wildwood Guitars the chance to raid his sacred Wood Library, we knew we had an opportunity to do something incredibly special. The Wildwood Staff has always been captivated by the incredible craftsmanship, gorgeous finishes and unparalleled consistency in Paul's works of art, but the idea of getting to hand select our tone woods to create instruments that were not only visually stunning, but tonally breathtaking as well, was just too exciting to pass up. We flew out to Stevensville, Maryland where we were graciously allowed access to the Wood Library, spending hours hand selecting the most incredible tone woods for our very own Wood Library run. Every detail mattered, from the choice of necks to the specific weight of the mahogany backs. Paul was gracious enough to allow us to hand select every piece of each instrument with tone being the priority, first and foremost. With this in mind, we knew we wanted to build off of Paul's latest vintage inspired instrument, the McCarty 594, which has quickly become a staff favorite here at Wildwood.
To compensate for mass of the 594s thicker mahogany body, we hand selected ultra light, premium mahogany, so that fans of the classic PRS instruments would feel right at home. We then paired these ultra light weight mahogany bodies with hand selected, dense, figured mahogany necks for superior resonance and sustain, creating a sweet tonal cocktail of singing harmonic content. A Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and headstock veneer add another layer of homage to vintage guitars of yesteryear and enhance the already sweet vintage voice of choice mahogany. Last, but not least, we searched every corner of the Wood Library to hand select the cream of crop for our maple tops, including drop dead gorgeous Artist Grade East Coast Curly Maple and Artist Grade Quilted Maple, both upgrades to standard CORE offerings. Paul's constant evolution and relentless pursuit of tone over the years has led us to one of our favorite new pickups: the 58/15LT, a beautifully underwound version of the ultra popular 58/15 previously found only in Private Stock offerings. These PAF inspired pickups coax plenty of complex harmonic content and a clarity that is simply staggering. Special finishes and high end upgrades complimented our choices of tone woods, completing a package that is vintage inspired, but distinctly PRS. The result is a guitar with the modern appointments, flawless construction and ultra-comfortable feel of a Paul Reed Smith instrument, with an enhanced sweetness and vibe of a vintage classic.
Wildwood Guitars is honored to present to you, our exceptional customers, this labor of love from Paul's Wood Library: The Wildwood Guitars Wood Library McCarty 594, a vintage voice for a modern generation.
“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
|Model||Wildwood Guitars Wood Library McCarty 594 Artist|
|Finish Color||McCarty Sunburst|
|Top Wood||Artist Grade East Coast Maple|
|Body Wood||Lightweight Ribbon Back Mahogany|
|Neck Wood||Figured Mahogany|
|Neck Shape||Pattern Vintage|
|Neck Dimensions||.890 1st - .970 12th|
|Inlays||Mother of Pearl Bird Inlays with Gold Mother of Pearl Outlines|
|Pickups||58/15 LT Treble and Bass|
|Controls||2 Volume and 2 Tone (push/pull) with 3-Way|
|Bridge||PRS 2-Piece Stoptail|
|Tuners||PRS Phase III Locking Tuners|
|Case||Black Paisley Artist Case|
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