PRS Guitars McCarty 594 Singlecut (Experience 2020) - Black Gold Burst 10 Top

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The McCarty family of guitars are born from passion and precision: built passionately to embody vintage appointments and tone while utilizing the precision of PRS’s modern manufacturing techniques. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single-coil sounds, the McCarty Singlecut 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 Singlecut 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.

The McCarty Singlecut  594 has been meticulously spec’d to deliver a familiar feel and warm, vintage tone, featuring a bound, 22-fret, 24.594” scale length Pattern Vintage neck, a slightly thicker back for enhanced tone and sustain, and 58/15 LT+ treble and bass pickups, which have now been through the TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) process. 58/15 LT+ pickups offer exceptional clarity, focused midrange, and vintage character. The McCarty Singlecut  594 model is anchored by a zinc two-piece stoptail bridge with brass saddles and studs for added resonance and vintage-style tuners.

“One of my sayings is that everything that touches the string is God – well, that’s really the bridge, the nut, and the tuners. The updates to the McCarty family make a huge difference in their tone. The guitar sustains longer and the tone has more character,” said Paul Reed Smith.

For 2020, PRS has updated this model with TCI-tuned pickups and nitro over celluose (CAB) finish.

In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted McCarty to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as a mentor but became a great friend of Paul and everyone he met at PRS. In 1994, PRS released the first McCarty, an instrument that incorporated the full spectrum of techniques and knowledge Paul had gained from Ted as well as his own experiences as a guitar builder. 


As you all may know, this year's PRS Experience event had been cancelled due to COVID-19. As a result, dealers got to choose some special guitars from a virtual picking room instead of in person. The picking process was very tough as we are allotted so many choices. This Singlecut 594 was an easy choice for us as it has a very killer top and a classic color that is timeless. A Pattern Vintage Mahogany neck with a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard makes this makes this McCarty 594 Singlecut a classic amongst classics.

Please note: This guitar contains Brazilian Rosewood, meaning under the CITES regulations we are permitted to sell this guitar. 



  • Body
    • Construction - Set Neck
    • Top Wood - Figured Maple 10 Top
    • Body Wood – Mahogany
    • Binding - Faux Bone neck binding
  • Neck
    • Frets - 22
    • Scale length - 24.594"
    • Neck Wood - Mahogany
    • Neck Shape - Pattern Vintage
    • Fretboard Wood - Brazilian Rosewood
    • Inlays - "Old School" Birds
  • Hardware
    • Tuners – PRS Vintage Style
    • Nut - Bone
    • Bridge - PRS 2-Piece Cast Zinc
    • Knobs - PRS Amber Lampshade
    • Hardware Type - Hybrid
  • Electronics
    • Neck Pickup - 58/15 LT Bass
    • Bridge Pickup - 58/15 LT Treble
    • Controls-  
      • 2 Volume
      • 2 Push Pull Tone w/ Coil Split