McCarty 594 Hollowbody II

McCarty 594 Hollowbody II

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. 

  • McCarty 594 Hollowbody II
  • McCarty 594 Hollowbody II
  • McCarty 594 Hollowbody II
  • McCarty 594 Hollowbody II
  • McCarty 594 Hollowbody II
  • McCarty 594 Hollobody II with Bryan Ewald

    McCarty 594 Hollobody II with Bryan Ewald

Specifications

Body
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Middle Wood Mahogany
Back Wood Carved Figured Maple
Neck
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"
Hardware
Bridge PRS Two-Piece
Tuners Vintage-Style
Hardware Type Nickel
Electronics
Treble Pickup 58/15 LT
Bass Pickup 58/15 LT
Controls Two Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Switch

Upgrade Options

  • 10-Top Grade Maple Top
  • Hybrid Hardware

Available Colors

  • Antique White

    Antique White

  • Aquamarine

    Aquamarine

  • Black

    Black

  • Black Gold Wrap Burst

    Black Gold Wrap Burst

  • Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst

  • Charcoal Cherry Burst

    Charcoal Cherry Burst

  • Dark Cherry Sunburst

    Dark Cherry Sunburst

  • Emerald

    Emerald

  • Faded Whale Blue

    Faded Whale Blue

  • Fire Red Burst

    Fire Red Burst

  • Gold Top

    Gold Top

  • Gray Black

    Gray Black

  • McCarty Sunburst

    McCarty Sunburst

  • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

    McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

  • Orange Tiger

    Orange Tiger

  • Trampas Green

    Trampas Green

  • Violet

    Violet

  • Violet Blue Burst

    Violet Blue Burst

  • Yellow Tiger

    Yellow Tiger

Design & Build Philosophies

Accolades

“All in all, the McCarty 594 Hollowbody II is an extremely good-looking, great-playing and excellent-sounding guitar, an achievement fully worthy of PRS’s place in the industry and an easy choice for our Editor’s Pick Award.”

- Guitar Player

“Playing this guitar was a genuinely rewarding experience. While a little different from my usual setup, most players won’t be disappointed with the playability straight out of the gate.”

- Worship Guitar Magazine

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