Meet The Model: Private Stock McCarty 594 “Graveyard Limited”

Private Stock McCarty 594

Experience PRS 2018 is kicking off with a bang as we announce our newest limited run, the Private Stock McCarty 594 "Graveyard Limited."

Read on to hear the story behind the "Graveyard Limited."

Nestled on top of a mountain in the East Coast of the United States, there is a Graveyard with headstones dated as early as 1884. A number of curly maple trees were recently milled from the outskirts of that graveyard, the trees aged at least as old as the graveyard, 125+ years. Most trees were 40 feet to the first limb, which indicates the longtime growth process.

Our wood team was recently able to acquire a very unique batch of this curly maple, logged in 2017. Paul Smith believes it may be some sort of sub-species of "Michigan" red maple, very closely resembling the wood used on guitars coming out of Kalamazoo in 1959. The tops are Private Stock quality with medium wide to wide curl containing a natural iridescence.

For this limited edition Graveyard Guitar, the PRS Private Stock team has spec’d a beautiful, vintage-inspired McCarty 594. Notable specifications include solid red abalone birds and head-stock eagle, curly maple binding along the fingerboard and veneer, and thin, vintage nitro Honey Gold with a Dark Cherry Smoked Burst finish (weather checking will happen over time).

This PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 “Graveyard Limited” will be limited to 80 pieces.

Hear how it sounds below!

Comments (8)

Carlo Beusenberg April 01, 2019 - 5:10pm
I just bought one and its mindblowing!! What a playability and sound its incredible, now let the graveyard zombies overthere so i can enjoy this guitar for many years to come!
Jason2 October 12, 2018 - 4:11pm
The other commenter named Jason has a very good point. PRS should work with scientists to clone the trees that were used to make 59 LPs. The only trouble there is the number of decades it will take for them to mature. I can see it now: A brand new, regular production run Paul Reed Smith "1959SC" with sunburst finish options. And a matching PRS SE "59SC Lite" model as well.
Deej July 05, 2018 - 3:18am
Looks AMAZING my Dream Guitar
Jason June 19, 2018 - 9:03am
If this wood is the same as the legendary 59 Les Paul, why not work with scientists and have these trees cloned? Paul could have his own farm growing (essentially) 59 LPs. That's what I would do.
Mike Borski June 13, 2018 - 8:19am
Rick Roberts June 12, 2018 - 8:50pm
As good as it looks, and it DOES look fantastic it sounds even better. Save one for me Paul, it's my new favorite PRS!
Barney June 10, 2018 - 3:54pm
And the potential cost?
Frederick Pfeiffer June 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Please let me know when it’s been released.

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