2018 PRS Experience McCarty 594 10-top rare Quilt 10-top Black Gold Burst Wrap Paul Reed Smith


This guitar procured by our team at the 2018 Paul Reed Smith Experience dealer purchasing event!  

This is a Paul Reed Smith McCarty 594 10-top electric guitar with a ‘custom finish’ (non-standard finishes or finish details that are not typically available).  The finish is black gold but ‘wrapped’ so the binding is the same color as the top/back rather than a natural binding (which is standard).  This is a RARE quilted maple 10-top.  It has been a long time since we’ve seen a quilt top this nice on anything less than a private stock model.  Incredible guitar and a very cool opportunity to get a gorgeous quilt top for standard core pricing!  Specs listed below!  

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Product Description

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.)