Paul Reed Smith
PRS McCarty 594 Black Goldburst
Wow what a stunning top on this McCarty 594 in an always classic Black Goldburst Finish!
Black Goldburst is perhaps one of the classiest finishes from the Paul Reed Smith line, and we think it is a great match with this PRS McCarty 594. Since its introduction a few years ago, the McCarty 594 has become a true classic within the PRS lineup. The guitar takes the second part of its name from its 24,594-inch scale length, and is inspired by vintage LP-style guitars from the 1950s. However - as befits PRS - this traditional formula has been given a new, more reliable and innovative look. Consider, for example, the 58/15 LT pickups that can be switched from humbucker to single coil via push/pull potentiometers for a wide range of beautiful, vintage-oriented tones. These Low Turn humbuckers have a somewhat milder output than most double-coil pickups, which produces an incredibly warm sound with just the right amount of definition. These pickups have always been insane, but thanks to the new TCI tuning, the split-coil settings sound even more convincing. In addition, the McCarty 594 is equipped with the special "pattern vintage" neck profile. This profile is a combination of the finest '50s necks, but has the unique feature that it ends asymmetrically. This means that the neck at the higher frets is slightly thicker on the bass side than on the treble side, so that the neck will lie comfortably in the hand over its entire length. And also underestimate the effect of the PRS Two-Piece Cast Zinc bridge. This bridge sounds a lot fuller than many TOM bridges, and therefore has a huge impact on the overall sound. The traditional combination of a mahogany body and neck, maple top and rosewood fingerboard completes the whole. As for the 2020 adjustments, the latest 594 models feature Vintage-Style tuners (no more locking tuners), the aforementioned CAB finish, and TCI-tuned pickups. In our opinion, these upgrades give the guitar an even more traditional feel, without compromising on the modern and reliable character of PRS. Totally awesome!
What is TCI?
TCI is an abbreviation for Tuned Capacitance and Inductance treatment . This way of fine tuning pickups originated during the design process of the Silver Sky, in collaboration with John Mayer. Both Paul Reed Smith and John Mayer were obsessed with recreating the Stratocaster single coils from the '63 to '65 as accurately as possible, with just the right balance of highs and lows. When a pickup is wound, the coils are also capacitors (capacitance), resistors and inductors (inductance) at the same time. Until now these three elements could not be influenced separately, but Paul Reed Smith has cracked the code to isolate and fine-tune these factors. Thanks to the TCI treatment, the pickups are now even better tuned to the guitar to produce the purest guitar sound to date. TCI is therefore more than just a new kind of pick-up, it is a completely innovative process. That process is now applied to all PRS pickups offered in the Core line, with the exception of some Signature models.Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
Finish: Black Gold Wrap Burst
Body Wood: Mahogany
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24.594"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood with Faux Bone Binding
Fretboard Inlays: Birds
Neck Shape: Pattern Vintage
Bridge: PRS Two-Piece, Cast Zinc
Tuners: Vintage Style
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: 58/15 LT Treble TCI
Bass Pickup: 58/15 LT Bass TCI
Controls: Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch on Upper Bout
Case: Case Included