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Paul Reed Smith (PRS) McCarty SC 594 Black Gold Burst


The McCarty family of guitars are born from passion and precision: built passionately to embody vintage appointments and tone while utilizing the precision of PRS’s modern manufacturing techniques. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single-coil sounds, the McCarty Singlecut 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 Singlecut 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.

The McCarty Singlecut  594 has been meticulously spec’d to deliver a familiar feel and warm, vintage tone, featuring a bound, 22-fret, 24.594” scale length Pattern Vintage neck, a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain, and 58/15 LT+ treble and bass pickups, which have now been through the TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) process. 58/15 LT+ pickups offer exceptional clarity, focused midrange, and vintage character. The McCarty Singlecut  594 model is anchored by a zinc two-piece stoptail bridge with brass saddles and studs for added resonance and vintage-style tuners.

“One of my sayings is that everything that touches the string is God – well, that’s really the bridge, the nut, and the tuners. The updates to the McCarty family make a huge difference in their tone. The guitar sustains longer and the tone has more character,” said Paul Reed Smith.

In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted McCarty to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as a mentor but became a great friend of Paul and everyone he met at PRS. In 1994, PRS released the first McCarty, an instrument that incorporated the full spectrum of techniques and knowledge Paul had gained from Ted as well as his own experiences as a guitar builder. 

Top Wood    Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood    Mahogany
Finish    Nitro over Cellulose (CAB)
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    PRS Vintage-Style
Hardware Type    Nickel
Treble Pickup    58/15 LT +
Bass Pickup    58/15 LT +
Controls    2 Volumes, 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls, 3-way Toggle Switch
Strings    10's

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