New to PRS - McCarty 594 or Custom22

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  1. DelMarDude

    DelMarDude New Member

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    Thanks all for the input! Really do appreciate your time and feedback! I love playing both instruments, and while the CU22 is just a joy, the little voice in my head is saying the McCarty. So I think I’ll start there. I am sure the 22 will follow soon after . I do like the fact the 594 just doesn’t care about trying to do a Strat or Tele as said in one of the posts. It’s its own character.
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Good choice. You can't go wrong either way. Besides, you'll end up with both before too long!
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Strictly personal preference, but for me 594.
     
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  4. Mozzi

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

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    If it was my choice, I would definitely go with the 594 too. I prefer a fixed bridge, love the Pattern Vintage neck carve, the shorter scale length, thicker body, the individual tone/volume controls, the individual coil splitting options and variety of options you can find this model in - from Hollowbody, to semi hollow to Solid, from double cut to single-cut.

    That being said, I would still be happy to add a Cu22 to my collection - although next for me is hopefully a hollowbody 594...
     
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  5. beckstriad

    beckstriad New Member

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    That was going to be my next answer. Just get both!
     
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  6. RevBillyG

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    I remember watching a band play Baracuda & Whole lot of Rosie in the same set. The guitarist used the same guitar & amp through both songs & I did not find her tone lacking for either song. A Strat with three single coils.

    My point, a custom shop Strat or Tele will get what you're looking for.

    That said, I'd pick up a 594. I love my 594. I love my McCarty. I love my Teles, my Strats, my LPs... my Mockingbirds.

    One day I'll own a Severn & a Kenai. Just because.
     
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  7. DelMarDude

    DelMarDude New Member

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    Funny you mention Baracuda, I love playing that song! Simple, but just fun and sounds awesome! I do that one on my Strat too! When ya get the harmonics right, it's just awesome. Getting rhem consistent is tough!
     
  8. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Speaks the voice of experience!
     
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  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I may have a problem!
     
  10. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Here is my 2 cents. Buy the 594 and enjoy life. After a very short while you will slowly sell your non prs guitars. When that happens, look for a used cu22.

    Your pickup options will be 5815, dragon 2 or dragon 1 it all depends on the year you pick. Also, a used cu22 can be trem or fixed bridge. The cu22 also has been available with 3 way toggle, rotary or 5 way blade.

    Tons if options
     
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  11. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Hey that sounds familiar... (albeit with bonus frets)

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    Yeah, it's gunna happen even if you're sure it's not.

    I'm biased, but I vote 594! If you gel with Pattern Vintage and like the controls, IMO the tones you wrench out will continue to surprise you. Great axe, it has a soul all its own.
     
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  12. AragonWingfoot

    AragonWingfoot New Member

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    I know you didn’t mention it but I would say check out a 509. It’s super versatile from a jazzy neck humbucker to strat in between to a killer killer bridge humbucker that is overflowing with harmonics when distorted yet still clear and aggressive when needed. Check out some of my other posts. I would take a 509 over any other guitar in the lineup any day of the week.
     

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