Had a chance to put my 594s side by side with some top vintage guitars today!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tag, Oct 14, 2018 at 3:38 AM.

  1. Tag

    Tag New Member

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    They did OK. ;)

    IMO, these may very well be the finest guitars ever made. There is not a HINT of harshness to them, and they more than held their own next to some 50s Gibsons and Fenders, as well as an onslaught of Custom shop guitars. To have this much clarity and presence in a humbucker guitar, and zero hint of any "new guitar" syndrome or brittleness is unbelievable.
    I want a HB version in the worst way.
    Insane guitars.
    :)
     
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    Audie New Member

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    I want one as well.
     
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  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    You are a bad influence! Fit right in around here. :)

    I figured they'd stand up to pretty much anything. Hearing it does make me want one more though.
     
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    A single cut full HB would likely be my first choice, but a Santana body shape with the 594 and 58 15 LT's or medium turns would be just as nice. I get excited thinking about it. Giddy Up!
     
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    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    How cool to get to compare!

    That's why I have no reservations about new PRS guitars. They've found the formula to get that beloved vibe of an aged guitar.
     
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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I’ve posted this elsewhere, but my 594 Soapbar also compares extremely well in its vintage vibe to my ‘65 SG Special. I think it even sounds better; more articulate and defined, not mushy in the bass. I love my humbucker 594 as well.

    My 594s rank with my PS models as the best sounding, best made guitars I’ve ever played. That’s saying a lot, as far as I’m concerned.
     
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  7. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Uh oh, more enabling....
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    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    The true questions is....DC or SC 594??? Both??
     
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    Both. Being I play on the jazzier side, I like the extra air the bigger body of the SC semi hollow puts out, but its not a huge difference. Love them both!!
     

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