Introduction and NGD: McCarty 594 DC Autumn Sky

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by mwong61, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. FJ4

    FJ4 New Member

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    Excellent Guitar Congrats and Welcome!
     
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  2. mwong61

    mwong61 New Member

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    Just fyi, not a great pic but this is Stanley Whitakers "Happy the Man" era late 70's PRS Double Neck.
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    And Rick Kennels PRS bass...
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    This looks like it could be the early 80's "Vision" era Stanley playing single neck
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    And this is 2006-ish "Oblivion Sun" and the reformed "Happy the Man" era
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  3. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy/posts

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    Great looking 594 and welcome to the 594 owners club. You are not alone on liking or wanting the back of a guitar to look great too - I am the same and very particular as well. All my PRS guitars must have the wood stained - not an opaque finish so I can see the Mahogany - it seems criminal to me to cover up the natural beauty of wood with a solid paint job.

    I totally get what you mean about nailing that Vintage vibe but with incredible attention to detail, superb playability and a few 'modern' appointments - like coil splits and locking tuners. The clarity of the Pick-ups is great and the Split coil sounds are very usable too - mine is a 2016 so doesn't have the TCI process applied either...

    Anyway congrats and hope it brings you a lot of enjoyment for many years to come...
     
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  4. mwong61

    mwong61 New Member

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    Man writing this post had me tripping down memory lane, thinking about that great period of superb Washington DC music scene before New Wave and Punk pretty much took over everything.
    And thinking about what a great guitar Stanley Whitaker is and what an important band Happy the Man was for me.

    If you're into early progressive rock at all here's a couple to classic Happy tracks.





     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Awesome story, and killer guitar, congrats!
     
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  6. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Hey! Incredible story, so cool you met him way back!

    Welcome to the form and congrats on the amazing instrument!
     
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  7. mwong61

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    I agree 100% that it seems silly to cover up the beautiful mahogany backs on these guitars. I really like some of the black burst and gray finishes but most of the CORE models with these finishes seem to have black backs. I like the gray/black finishes and whale blue finishes matched with a natural back but it seems like this configuration is more common on the Private Stock, Wood Library or dealer exclusive models.

    I've been reading up a bit on the new tweaks on the 2020 models, the nitro finish and TCI'd pickups, glad for the folks that are able to get the new ones but man, at this point we're truly splitting hairs on a darn near perfect (for me) instrument. I much prefer the Phase III tuners over the Klusons too.
     
  8. tyfu20

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    Very cool, welcome and enjoy your new axe.
     
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  9. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Welcome, congrats on your new 594- looks great!

    Thanks for the timeline story and those old pics are great.
     
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  10. NeubyWanKaneuby

    NeubyWanKaneuby New Member

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    HNGD!

    I got my SC594 from Pitbull Audio a couple of years ago... very good experience.
     
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  11. bryanewald

    bryanewald player of guitars

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    And this is 2006-ish "Oblivion Sun" and the reformed "Happy the Man" era
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    If this was at the 8x10, I may have played this show with Anthony Setola for his CD release.
     
  12. mwong61

    mwong61 New Member

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    Hey Bryan,

    No clue, it found it on the interwebz...:)

    Glad to know there are other Stanley fans out there!

    M-
     
  13. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Congrats, excellent color choice and a fantastic background story! May you love it long time!
     
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  14. iLookLikeElvis

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    That's a very nice triumvirate! Well done!
     
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