NGD: 2020 Spec SC 594 in Charcoal!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MA Pete, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. MA Pete

    MA Pete 594 Addict

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    I posted this on my SC 594 Prototype thread, but this one deserves a proper NGD thread!

    It's a beauty. Full 2020 specs, new tuners, Nitro Finish, etc. Born Dec 23, 2019.

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    Same comments from my post on my other thread:

    I have to say, these 2020 models are amazing. The Nitro finish IMO makes a huge difference. In 2017 I pretty much gave up on the Core and WL DC and SC 594s and went all-in on the Private Stocks - I really preferred the feel and tone of the Private Stocks, there was a huge difference for me. I think the Nitro finish on the Private Stocks versus the V12 on the Core and WL ones were a big part of that. The Core and WL 594s were still fantastic guitars in their own right, but the Private Stocks were at another level altogether for me. With these 2020's, the gap is narrowed SIGNIFICANTLY. (Which my wallet is very happy for!)

    I still think Private Stocks are well worth the delta for the premium fit and finish, the Maple Binding and the custom finishes, sick tops and custom inlays, but feel and tone are now very close.

    This one has an amazing resonance to it (even unplugged) that is stellar.

    Nice job PRS team - these 2020 models are KILLER!!

    I really dig this 10 Top - great flame, and I always prefer the flame shape to be a slight "V" like this, like my 2016 Prototype, and many of my other favorites over the years.

    This Charcoal finish is great. I have always loved Charcoal on the tops, but Charcoal usually comes with a Black back and neck, which is a showstopper for me, having wood grain showing on the neck is a must-have for my guitars. So this one with the Charcoal finish on the top and a Natural Back, and with the Hybrid Hardware, a great combination!

    I usually prefer the vintage finishes, but I really love this one to mix it up a bit.

    Most importantly - it feels, plays and sounds great!
     
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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    It's fabulous. Nicely done sir!
     
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  3. MA Pete

    MA Pete 594 Addict

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    Love it!!
     
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  4. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    I’m with you on charcoal with a natural back, it needs that contrast to really pop. Your pair of 2020 594’s look killer!
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Natural back is my fav too. Love the wood grain!
     
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  6. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Dear lord that's beautiful
     
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  7. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Fantastic guitar! Congrats
     
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  8. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    That is freakin nice
     
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  9. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    HOLY S##T THAT is STUNNING!

    Congrats man! Play it in good health!!!

    Man! What a beauty! :cool:
     
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  10. FJ4

    FJ4 New Member

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    Great Guitar, Congrats!
     
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  11. bodia

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

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    Nice one, Pete! I’m with you a on the natural back. Love that charcoal. Looking forward to fondling it!
     
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  12. clmazza

    clmazza Bullet the Blue Sky

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    Love it, Pete! I’m a sucker for a natural back.... congrats on a fine acquisition!
     
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    goof1073 New Member

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    I must have been asleep at the wheel...didn't realize they went back to the non-locking vintage tuners this year on models like this. Who knew...
     
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  14. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Another stellar 2020 top! That Charcoal finish is really deep color wise - really pops the wood grain. Natural back FTW!
     
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    rickcard71 New Member

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    Wow, congrats Pete, reminds of a charcoal I know.
     
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  16. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    3D top, beautiful all around!
     
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  17. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Wow, that neck joint is wild. looks like they put them together after finishing.
     
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  18. MA Pete

    MA Pete 594 Addict

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    Indeed! That is one of the reasons I dug it so much! ;)
     
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  19. Tonart

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

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    Ding ding ding! The hits just keep on coming!
     
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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    W. O. W.
     
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