Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by joemiracle220, Sep 4, 2019.
If I get a PRS 594 semi-hollow will it kind of scratch the itch for both a Les Paul and 335?
It will scratch the itch of a carved topped, set neck, dual humbucker guitar, which is kind of the general category you are shooting for here. It won't give you the full fat version of either of those guitars. A semi hollow is not going to have the attack of a solid body, and a solid wood semi hollow will not sound like a laminate body.
I just played one of these last weekend and absolutely loved it. It has a mixture of those types of tones. The bridge pickup has a nice bark when cranked and there are all sorts of harmonic complexities to other positions. Very versatile, I could see myself using it for almost any Gibsonesque tones. Pricey though.
Some days yes. Most days no
The PRs is more refined than a 335, more comfortable with smaller body. The tone is open, airy and with sweet split tones, as nice clean as they are overdriven. My LP doesn’t do that. The 594 has some similarities but is it’s own thing
PRS are fantastic. Love the PU's and neck design.
Yes, I still do love my two PRS's. A DC3 and a 53/10 PU dual humbucker.
The splitting tones are great if you get the semi 594.
Check the fret crowns. They are slightly different than normal frets.
The scale length is a little tight for shredding way up the neck.
I just modified a 2015 ES-LP w. 59 neck
Had a wonderful nylon ABR bridge built up. In addition I upgraded to the new Kluson 19:1 tuners. They are amazing:
Ok I already own a modern eagle... would the 594 find it's own space with that guitar. .. I cant find a single cut semi hollow 594 to play .. I have played the double cut version semi hollow and thought it was great, liked it better than the single cut non semi hollow 594
I’ve only ever played a Private Stock version of that guitar, and it was an incredibly enjoyable experience.
I don’t know if it’ll kill your urge for an LP and a 335 though.
Haven’t played the single cut semi hollow but my double cut semi hollow blows me away. I spent some time with a Collings I35LC and I found the 594 actually is pretty close to it tone wise. I think it may scratch your 335 itch if you aren’t too concerned with it being an absolute clone of a 335.
No. Not the 335
Maybe, but more of the difference would be due to not having a rosewood neck than the 594 vs ME. Semi hollow 594 would have more distance, but still a fair amount of overlap.
Probably not. Great guitar but doesn't sound exactly like either. Also, although the 594 has the best neck profile I've seen yet on a PRS, I still much prefer Gibson's 1960 V2 profile on my R0 or the slim-taper of the typical 335. Your mileage may vary.
Man, that's one nice guitar.. Definitely not for dive bar gigs..
Bump for more opinions
Have you considered an ES-Les Paul or ES-339?
Yes I think it would scratch your itch, as would the 22 special semi-hollow and 594 singlecut semi-hollow. I have and love both, but if I had to pick one it would be the SC594 SH. The DC 594 SH is wonderful as well. PRS continues to make EXCELLENT instruments. A far better value (what you get for what you pay) than anything Gibson is doing.
PRS SSH1 by jm9239 posted Jun 25, 2019 at 9:51 AM
PRS SC594 SH by jm9239 posted Sep 5, 2019 at 7:45 PM
How does the single cut and DC compare?
No it won’t. Imho
Yes it will. If you find something lacking or you want 'to get just that little bit closer' then buy a set of Gibson pickups and Gibson pots and swap out the parts (keeping sections as intact as possible if you want to go back someday).
Likely you can do the pot and cap swaps with the stock pickups and change too.