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PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 Brazilian

PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 Brazilian

Price: $10,500

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Brazilian rosewood fingerboard

This exceptional guitar is not ostentatious in any way, but rather has a refined aesthetic, and also succeeds in being visually exciting, the kind of guitar that gets your heart racing just looking at it. The now classic bird inlays are sophisticated yet simple, and you'll love the curly maple binding. Not to mention the vintage pattern carved figured mahogany neck, which looks and feels just wonderful.

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CRAIG'S POV

PRS Private Stock guitars are truly bespoke instruments. The master luthiers who build them have the freedom and time to pay the greatest possible attention to every detail of the guitar, every nuance, and they have access to all the considerable resources of PRS. The Private Stock instruments simply get closer to perfection, that elusive ideal that every guitar maker desires. That’s why Paul Reed Smith personally signs every one.

The Private Stock unit has unfettered access to PRS’s legendary wood stores (over many years the company has built an enormous collection of the best wood they could find in the world). Meaning they have access to the very highest quality and most coveted woods, which allows them to make some of the most remarkable instruments I have ever played.

In keeping with the finest vintage 'bursts, I chose a one piece curly eastern maple top for our brand new stunning 594. The rare African ribbon mahogany back is just as beautiful and adds to the sweet acoustic resonance of this fine guitar.

This exceptional guitar is not ostentatious in any way, but rather has a refined aesthetic, and also succeeds in being visually exciting, the kind of guitar that gets your heart racing just looking at it. The now classic bird inlays are sophisticated yet simple, and I love the curly maple binding. Not to mention the vintage pattern carved figured mahogany neck, which looks and feels just wonderful.

Tonally the guitar is a chameleon, with the extended dynamic range of the PRS 58/15 LT pickups and fantastic clarity when coil tapped, it can cover any kind of music with ease. The 58/15s are pretty special pickups in that they have more clarity in the high mids, are a little rolled off in the low mids and have a strong and rooted bass response.

The scale is slightly shorter than the normal PRS scale of 25". At 24.594" there is a little less tension which makes the strings feel very responsive and smooth, and the tone is warm and full, which is one of the myriad ways the PRS team achieves a real vintage tone and vibe with this model.

This is truly a superb guitar, one that reminds me how fine an instrument can be when built by someone who sweats and cares about every detail of the build process. Bottom line here: I highly recommend this killer Private Stock McCarty 594, it's a real winner!

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT PRS PRIVATE STOCK
Everyone has heard of PRS Guitars; they are one of America's great entrepreneurial success stories. But not everyone has heard of the Paul Reed Smith Private Stock instruments. These are special guitars, in every sense. That's what inspired us here at CR Guitars to seek them out; they conform perfectly to our vision of what "hand selected" really means. The goal behind the PRS Private Stock of instruments is not only to create the most beautiful and best playing guitars money can buy, but the best sounding. PRS works very closely with each order - through hourly discussions, experimentation, meticulous checks of every detail at each step in the process and making final tweaks when the guitar is complete - to make sure they are building the best guitars possible. If you get an extraordinary instrument from Private Stock that is equally as good as a family heirloom and a musician’s tool to make a living on, then the Private Stock goal has come to fruition.

“Whether built to your specification or ours, every Private Stock instrument is carefully guided through the process by highly talented, seasoned guitar makers, and each completed instrument is checked and signed by Paul Miles and me. From all of us on the Private Stock team, thank you for looking at and considering a Private Stock instrument. If you decide on a Private Stock guitar, we will give everything we have to make it the best instrument you’ve ever experienced.” - Paul Reed Smith

ModelMcCarty 594
Signaturepersonally signed by Paul Reed Smith
Serial #6762
Topone piece eastern curly maple
Bodylightweight African ribbon mahogany
Neckfigured mahogany
FretboardBrazilian rosewood with curly maple binding
Fretboard inlaysmother of pearl birds with paua outlines
HeadstockBrazilian rosewood with curly maple binding
Neck profilepattern vintage
Nutbone
Scale length24.594"
Radius10"
FinishVintage McCarty Smoked Burst, hi-gloss nitrocellulose
BridgePRS gold plated zinc, with plated aluminum tail piece
TunersPhase III locking with ebony buttons
Pickupstwo humbuckers, 58/15 LTs
Electronicstwo volume, two push-pull tone controls with 3-way toggle
Weight7.6 lbs
CasePRS Private Stock brown leather
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