We operate a full time guitar shop in the suburbs of Nashville, where handcrafted instruments are our specialty. Ted McCartys presence on the guitar world has been influential since the day he stepped in to the Gibson offices as their president. Like Leo Fender, never a player himself, he designed some of the most iconic instruments ever seen.
As the president of Gibson from 1948 to 1965 he oversaw the design, and production of the Les Paul, the ES-335, the tune-o-matic bridge system, and the venerable ES-175 which has never been out of production since its introduction in 1949. The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds, the McCarty 594 can seamlessly master both sonic territories thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls.
The electronics layout, a few key specifications, and PRS craftsmanship combine in the McCarty 594 to create an instrument that plays in tune, is intonated the entire length of the neck, and feels like a guitar that you've been playing forever. A new Pattern Vintage neck carve, which shares the same width measurements as PRS's Pattern neck but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve with a little less meat on the treble side and a little more meat on the bass side of the neck. Tweaked Phase III tuners have an added set screw that pulls the tuner's gear and worm together (while "locking" over the worm to prevent slipping) to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar with as little energy as possible being detracted.
The tuner functions identically to standard Phase III tuners for re-stringing. Set screws must NOT be adjusted outside of the PRS factory. Making any adjustments to this feature may cause the tuner to stop functioning properly. A 24.594 scale length, just slightly longer than 24.5 and where the model gets its name!This instrument is in Excellent + Condition with only some light surface scratches on the back as well as a few scuffs on the pickups. These are hard to detect with the eye. Artisan Guitars Suite 11-GG 230 Franklin Road Franklin, TN 37064 USA. The item "PRS McCarty 594 Electric Guitar Faded Whale Blue Finish Pre-Owned 2016" is in sale since Wednesday, March 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "artisanguitars" and is located in Franklin, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.