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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by clmazza, Feb 8, 2020.
Holy Smoke!! That is a stunner!!
Congratulations and enjoy that monster!!!
Super nice guitar @clmazza!
I have mixed feelings about nitro on PRS. I have 2 nitro PRSs, and I really like the feel of them -- but due to the lack of pickguards on them, I'm really wearing down the finish in that area. On my 2008 DGT, which has seen 100s of gigs, I've worn through the top coat completely where I generally rest my pinky near the bridge pickup, so there's whiteish spot there now. That guitar is plenty relic'd by now, so not a real big deal. But I also have DC245 Ted McCarty that's getting worn in the 'pickguard' area, which is somewhat incongruous with the look of the guitar.
I also have V12 finished MC-58 and it doesn't show any pick or finger wear, which is nice.
But then again, I don't think we're really sure of the actual make up and expected wear of this new PRS "nitro." Would be nice to get details on that.
What a beauty!
The McCarty 594s (both single and double cuts) have the Pattern Vintage neck profile, correct?
The only thing stopping me from getting one is the possibility that this neck shape would be too big for me.
Is it big and chunky like a '58 Les Paul?
Thanks for the info, definitely food for thought
It’s similar to my R9’s but with an asymmetrical carve. Very comfortable and not overly chunky.
To the OP:
Looking at the 4th photo down, I like the grain of the mahogany back as much as the flame on the maple top! But, I also noticed, quite clearly, the tuners are the same phase 3 locking tuners as have been installed in prior years of the 594 series. Isn't PRS switching the 594's to Kluson-style tuners for 2020? (Personally, I would prefer it if they stuck with the locking tuners.)
That is awesome! I just bought a Zach Myers SE and I'm kinda wishing I'd held out for one of those. I love the natural wood back contrasting with the bluish flame top. Congrats! That's a special one!
Beautiful! Looks like a 10 top?
Beautiful guitar! Love the color!
Great observation! I like the Phase III’s as well...
NEW FINISH, PICKUPS AND TUNERS: The 594 guitars were the first ones to make the transition to nitro, but by November 2020, all Core guitars have nitro finish and TCI pickups. January 2020 all Bolt-on guitars have nitro and TCI, February 10, 2020 all S2 models will have nitro finish, although the pickups are still making the transition to TCI.
The 594 guitars ordered while Phase III tuners were stock, will deliver with Phase III tuners, unless the dealer specifically asks us to change their orders to include the vintage style tuners. The TCI and Nitro are being changed on all 594′s, so the dealers do not have to request anything special to get those features.
yes the 594 neck is definitely smaller than a 58 ri. They are also smaller than some 59 ri. I have a 59 true historic that is about the same size but the asymmetric makes 594 feel a little smaller. Try one, they are very nice, coil splits work well too