DC 594 NGD - *Not* a 2020 - and blown away!

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  1. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    As if I haven't already had enough NGDs so far this year, yesterday was another one, and it was a DOOZY!

    (In my defense, I did return a DC 594, returned an Amp and Cab, and sold my DGT today, so I don't really feel like I spent any money! Plus I am sending Mike's favorite 2020 DC 594 to CA next week, so I will technically be down three and then up one.) ;)

    I had been eyeing this one for about a month, but that realization I wrote about on the 594Fest thread that I am really a DC guy at heart finally opened the door to pulling the trigger on this one.

    Private Stock Aged DC 594 in Faded McCarty Burst!

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    Aged by the PRS team, and with Gold MOP Blocks with "Absent Birds" - so very much like jfb's killer Dark Cherry Sunburst SC in those two aspects.

    I wasn't 100% sure about the Block Inlays from pictures. In person - wow, I love them!!

    The Aging isn't a big deal to me either way. I dig it. What I like about it most is the Aged Hardware, it just looks and feels "worn in", but no dings or anything, that would be off-putting. Just cracks in the Nitro, and a dulled finish.

    I was very pleasantly surprised when I plugged it in - it is a beast! An absolute tone monster. My reaction reminds me *exactly* of the day in October 2016 when the SC 594 Prototype arrived, that I was so blown away that I had just received the best guitar I had ever owned. Almost 4 years later, I still feel the same way about that SC.

    This one has that same sort of special mojo, a deep girth in the low end, yet still balanced across the spectrum. For my tastes, it is quite simply the best sounding PRS Doublecut I have ever owned, which is saying a LOT.

    It sounds better at that tone in my head that I search for than any Doublecut before it, AND any Singlecut (of any brand), except for the Holy Grail SC. So a close number two!

    Or, looking at it another way, a pair of Holy Grails, an SC 594 Holy Grail Guitar and a DC 594 Holy Grail Guitar. :)

    The Ying to the Yang, two peas in a pod. They even look like they were meant to be together!

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    A happy day!!
     
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  2. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    More pics...

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  3. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    A couple more...

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  4. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Prefect match! There’s nothing quite like getting a new guitar and it exceeds your hopes. I’m happy for you, bud! And I think the block inlays look great!
     
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  5. clmazza

    clmazza Bullet the Blue Sky

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    Now THAT is cool! What pickups do you have in it? Sweet!

    I wish they offered “aged” on some core models...
     
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  6. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    OMG! That is drop dead gorgeous! I love those fretboard inlays, the aged hardware, and that top holy mackerel! Did I mention that top LOL. HUUUUGE CONGRATS!
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Excellent addition.
     
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  8. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Congrats! it seems you definitely have 'a type' :D
     
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  9. FJ4

    FJ4 New Member

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    Stunning Guitar Pete, big congrtas!!
    What pickups are in it?
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Bangin’!
     
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  11. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Dude...you are on a roll!!!


    Sweet top!
     
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    AaeCee New Member

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    Damn Pete!

    You've gone full-in to this more natural, elemental look, and I love it!

    And BTW ... prior year models are always better than the newest iterations, regardless of what that Paul Smith guy says. ;)
     
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  13. Brad Lawson

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    I’ve been watching that for a while myself but couldn’t bring myself to spend the money. Absolutely love that top. Congrats! You picked up an awesome guitar!
     
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  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice one Pete, that flame is ridiculously good!
     
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  15. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    Thanks, everyone!

    5815 LTs, that look like they were made in 58, not 15! ;)


    Thanks for leaving it there for me!! :)
     
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  16. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    Yes, "this time around" in coming back from hiatus, I seem to be only capable of the vintage finishes!

    I am digging it, but when they are all together, it does look kind of silly... ;)
     
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  17. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    That Is freakin insane!!!
     
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  18. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Those blocks are so right on that. Congrats.
     
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  19. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    That is so beautiful and dope!!
     
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  20. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Congrats, that’s a beauty! Love the depth of the curl on the top and of course those tasty block bird inlays!

    Was that the one from Lark?
     
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