McCarty Singlecut 594

Vintage Tone and Feel. Remarkable Playability.

McCarty Singlecut 594

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. 

  • McCarty Singlecut 594
  • McCarty Singlecut 594
  • McCarty Singlecut 594
  • McCarty Singlecut 594
  • McCarty Singlecut 594
  • McCarty Singlecut 594
  • McCarty Singlecut 594 Demo

    McCarty Singlecut 594 Demo

Specifications

Body
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Neck
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.594"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern Vintage
Neck Depth At The Nut
28.5/32”
Width of Fretboard at the Body
2 1/4”
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
1 11/16”
Fretboard Wood Rosewood with Faux Bone Binding
Fretboard Inlay "Old School" Birds
Hardware
Bridge PRS Two-Piece, Cast Zinc
Tuners Vintage-Style
Hardware Type Nickel
Electronics
Treble Pickup 58/15 LT +
Bass Pickup 58/15 LT +
Controls 2 Volumes, 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls, 3-way Toggle Switch
Strings 10's

Upgrade Options

  • 10-Top Grade Maple Top
  • Hybrid Hardware

Artist Package Option

  • Artist Grade Maple Top
  • Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony Fretboard & Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Green Abalone Signature
  • Paua Outline / Green Select Abalone Center Artist Bird Inlays
  • Gold Hardware (default)
  • Black Paisley Artist Case
  • Expanded “Artist Package” Finish Selections* (see below)

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

  • Charcoal Contour Burst

    Charcoal Contour 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

  • Autumn Sky

    Autumn Sky Artist Package Only

  • Blue Fade

    Blue Fade Artist Package Only

  • Copperhead

    Copperhead Artist Package Only

  • Copperhead Burst

    Copperhead Burst Artist Package Only

  • Faded Blue Burst

    Faded Blue Burst Artist Package Only

  • Faded Blue Jean

    Faded Blue Jean Artist Package Only

  • Natural

    Natural Artist Package Only

  • Purple Mist

    Purple Mist Artist Package Only

  • River Blue

    River Blue Artist Package Only

  • Whale Blue

    Whale Blue Artist Package Only

Design & Build Philosophies

Accolades

"The SC594 is literally the finest guitar I've ever played in my life. I can't even put it in words. I haven't put it down. There is a 'cut' and character in this guitar that I've been needing. It has a chime! Toby's music so 'complex' with so many things going on, I need CUT in my tones. Need to be able to rip a head off once in a while, but still have the warmth and character is guitarist and tone junkys need."

- Tim Rosenau, Toby Mac

Signature Dealers

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