Our new guy Alex swore a lot when he saw this guitar during it's unboxing. I think he was in shock. It was his first Hollowbody. You always remember your first Hollowbody.
Seriously this is a stunning guitar. I have no idea why you would think you could find better pieces of maple to build this guitar with. You will love this forever.
The McCarty 594 Hollowbody II brings a new set of features to one of our most beloved models: the Hollowbody II. With fully-hollow construction, the Hollowbody II is a resonant guitar with warm, woody tone. The details carried over from the McCarty 594 model impart vintage character to this already classic instrument. 58/15 LT pickups, which have now been through the TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) process, ensure that these guitars are clear and musical while dual volume and push/pull tone controls offer plenty of versatility. The zinc two-piece bridge and vintage-style tuners anchor this guitar and stay true to the promise of the McCarty family.
Whether you are looking for rich, authentic humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet singe-coil sounds, the McCarty 594 Hollowbody II can oblige. Additional appointments include, a bound, 22-fret, 24.594" scale length Pattern Vintage neck with rosewood fretboard and PRS trademark bird inlays.
“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.
- Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
- Middle Wood: Mahogany
- Back Wood: Carved Figured Maple
- 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
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Bridge: PRS Two-Piece
- Tuners: Vintage Non-locking
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: TCI-tuned 58/15 LT
- Bass Pickup: TCI-tuned 58/15 LT
- Controls: Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Weight: 5.8 lbs