The Private Stock team at PRS Guitars is celebrating 20 years of designing and building high-quality, customized guitars and basses with the Guitar of The Month program. For the eleventh installment, PRS is introducing the Singlecut McCarty 594, a vintage-inspired instrument that embraces all the benefits of modern manufacturing. “When we were developing the 594, we examined everything: the scale length, the tuners, the bridge materials, the nut material, the pickups, the neck shape…every piece of this instrument was designed to be exactly what we thought it needed to be to add up to the best instrument we could make,” explains Paul Reed Smith. By paying attention to the details and adding Private Stock’s craftsmanship and stunning designs and materials, the November Guitar of the Month looks like nothing you’ve seen before but feels like a guitar you’ve been playing forever. Like its double-cutaway brother, the Singlecut McCarty 594 can seamlessly master rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones and nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds.
Some unique, newly-designed appointments for the November Guitar of the Month include “Mosaic” bird inlays on the fingerboard and “Mosaic” Private Stock Eagle with “November” engraved banner on the headstock veneer, along with mother of pearl side dots, East Indian rosewood binding along the top, Faded Royal Blue Smoked Burst high gloss nitro finish, and 58/15 LT treble and bass pickups.
“The November Guitar of the Month is in direct response to numerous artist requests,” stated Paul. “They love the feel, playability and tone of the double-cut McCarty 594 and asked us to explore making a single-cut version. We couldn’t resist.”
Only twenty of these instruments will be made for November 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.
To learn more about this guitar and the 20th Anniversary Guitars of the Month program including a list of dealers and distributors that offer PRS Private Stock instruments, click here!