NGD - Joined the 594 Club

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  1. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    The guitar was definitely brighter than the other ones I played although I have no idea if that has anything to do with the maple or not. There is a level of clarity that really took me by surprise. To be fair I liked the feel so much that it was coming home with me unless it just sounded bad. Clearly that was not the case. I didn't spend a considerable amount of time with any of the other 594s because I liked this one so much. It was the right guitar for me.

    I spent a good chunk of my day yesterday comparing my new 594 to some of my other guitars and it was quite educational. It became obvious very quickly why this particular 594 spoke to me. One of the pictures in my OP has my favorite Tele in the background. That guitar is a beast and has set the bar for the tone I look for in a guitar. The 594 is a little less aggressive than my 55 Tele but shares a similar sonic footprint. It's the clarity thing again. There wasn't even a need to change amp or pedal settings.

    A couple of other observations in case anyone is curious. This is my first guitar with the newer style 2 piece bridge and for the longest time I just didn't think it looked right. Well it no longer matters because it works so well. It's hard to describe the feel of a bridge but I like it. The volume and tone controls are in the right place for me as well. The bottom line is it's a well thought out guitar that's freakishly good
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I figure the maple board has something to do with it. But it’s hard to measure that stuff. The two-piece is great, makes changing strings a breeze, and FWIW, I think it results on a meatier tone for whatever the reason, perhaps that it’s resonating the guitar body at four places instead of two, perhaps because it’s got more metal vibrating, or both? Again, undoubtedly speculation on my part, and difficult to measure.
     
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  3. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Definitely agree. Add in the locking tuners and I can't imagine restringing a guitar being any easier.
     
  4. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    The first thing I did when I got it home was put new strings on it. Stupid simple and fast.
     
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  5. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    It is difficult to measure what any one piece adds to the overall tone so I won't even try to guess. I am interested in playing some of the other variants of the 594 now.
     
  6. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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  7. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Everything about it is killer, Congrats.
     
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  8. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Awesome guitar. Mine has rosewood fretboard and doesn't have a satin finish. Wish I could do a side by side comparison. Enjoy.
     
  9. Coop

    Coop That one guy

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    I can clearly see this place is going to make my wallet do bad things again. Heh.
     
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  10. Ben Pinkus

    Ben Pinkus New Member

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    Ahhhh flame maple neck 694, just when I didn't think I could have any more GAS.

    HNGD!
     
  11. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    694? LoL! hehehe
     
  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What’s wrong with a 27.3 inch scale?!

    And I’m sure this forum is haunted!!;)
     
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  13. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    You got that right. It gets me even when I don't want anything. At least it was less expensive than the other guitars in the pictures.
     
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