Paul Reed Smith
PRS S2 McCarty 594 Faded Blue Smokeburst
The Faded Smokebursts are among our favorite PRS finishes. And this S2 594 has a beautiful maple top!
We've all been waiting a long time for it, but the first PRS S2 McCarty 594 models are starting to trickle in. And how good they are! This also applies to this Faded Blue Smokeburst variant. What a cool color on an equally cool instrument. And then we haven't even mentioned the maple top on this S2, because this is almost Core worthy! What beautiful flames. The guitar is also nice and light weight and resonates as you would expect from a PRS. Delicious!
More about the S2 McCarty 594:
2020 is off to a great start with the introduction of the PRS McCarty 594 Double Cut to the S2 line! Just like the Core version, the S2 version is equipped with the Pattern Vintage neck profile and a maple top. Thanks to the slightly thicker body than usual for a PRS, the 594 has an incredible amount of sustain and a super thick tone. The S2 McCarty 594 therefore immediately feels like coming home, as if the guitar has been played in for years. Totally awesome! In terms of hardware, a Two-Piece Bridge has been chosen which is made of zinc, and Vintage Style, non-locking tuners. In this way, the S2 McCarty 594 stays true to its vintage spirit. As with the Core 594, the S2 McCarty 594 features the widely recognized - and acclaimed - 58/15 "S" pickups. In our humble opinion, these pickups are among the very best new pickups on the market today. These humbuckers deliver a warm yet defined, vintage-correct tone reminiscent of the golden era of the PAF pickup.
At the heart of the McCarty 594 is a versatile, vintage-inspired instrument that delivers both fat humbucking sounds and true-to-life single-coil sounds. The 24,594" scale length, which is slightly shorter than usual on LP-inspired guitars, makes the guitar incredibly comfortable to play. The strings almost feel like butter! We've been able to feel and hear on the Core and Private Stock models what great sounds and great playability that delivers, and believe us: that is certainly the case with the new S2 versions.Best of all, PRS packages these features in a modern, reliable package so that you can play wherever, whenever also, you can take the stage with peace of mind without suffering from the annoying issues that some old guitars are known for, as befits Paul Reed Smith!
Top Wood: Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Finish: Faded Blue Smokeburst
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24.594”
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Pattern Vintage
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood with Faux-Bone Binding
Fretboard Inlay: Birds
Bridge: PRS Two-Piece
Tuners: Vintage Style
Hardware Type: Nickel
Truss Rod Cover: McCarty 594
Treble Pickup: 58/15 "S"
Bass Pickup: 58/15 "S"
Controls: Two Volume and Two Push-Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Switch on the Upper Bout
Included Accessories: PRS Gig Bag