NGD: S2 DC 594 in Scarlet Red!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MA Pete, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    Well, another 594 NGD. As the club President, I do from the Club By-Laws have an obligation to buy and review all new models for the Club Members.

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    Very impressive guitar for the price!!

    Initial thoughts:
    • Tuners, bridge, frets are reportedly the same
    • Inlays are a plastic material, you don't really notice unless you are looking for that
    • From the back, you can't really tell it is not a Core guitar, except the covers are a little different
    • Neck Carve feels identical
    • Pretty sure this is a Nitro finish, feels great
    • The pickups sound pretty good! Sound good split as well
    • The color is cool!
    • Feels rock solid
    • Thank goodness it doesn't come with a case, I am running out of places to put cases... ;)

    Amazing that this guitar is less than half of the price of a Core one. PRS is going to sell GAZILLIONS of these!

    (I dropped it off with my tech for a setup with my favorite strings, so I won't see it again until next week.)

    I got it for where I learn stuff with the computer, when I do that I always at risk banging the body and headstock into the desk edge, and I don't want to ding one of the Core guitars.

    I would have gone for the Thinline, but I wanted the Pattern Vintage Neck Carve.

    Well done, PRS!!
     
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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Looks great, congrats!
    Hoping to hear your thoughts on sonic differences.
     
  3. bodia

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

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    Sweet! That back order at the factory is going to get longer.
     
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  4. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    Nice, thanks

    Have you had handson with a model eagle v?
     
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  5. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    No I haven't. But I want to.

    How did you know that I have Modern Eagle V GAS? :)
     
  6. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    The biggest difference I detected sonically in a quick A/B with my Yellow Tiger 2020 DC was that the bridge pickup was hotter on the S2. Makes sense, these are the 5815S pickups, presumably wound to the 5815 spec, not the 5815 LT spec. I would guess the bridge is somewhere from 8.5-9.0K.

    I adore the regular 5815s, pre-LTs they were my favorite PRS pickup, so when I found them to be similar, that was a complement. :)

    I won't be feeling the need to "upgrade" these pickups.
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Way to be a team player.
     
  8. FJ4

    FJ4 New Member

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    You are definitely on a Roll Pete, Congrats!
     
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  9. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    I think I speak for everyone here when I say: I sure hope so!

    (and you're buying the first half-gazillion of 'em:p!!)

    =K
     
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  10. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    The Thinline one is calling my name. I just wish it didn’t come with a thin neck.
     
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  11. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Yowsah, I'm gonna go with "none more red"!
     
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  12. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    Congrats! That guitar looks awesome!

    I now think I have my next guitar purchase identified.
     
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  13. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Congrats!! Great color choice! Enjoy!
     
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  14. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    I can help be an enabler regarding the MEV :) All my coil splits, pickup changes, and tone chasing has ceased since that model. BETTER than 513
     
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  15. Mirroredas

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    I want to be a part of the club with a singlecut version, but I'm afraid the neck will be a lot fatter than I can handle (not that my hands are small, but because I have to play a lot of single note stuff with my thumb behind the neck, rather than the hand wrapping around it).
     
  16. Mattldm

    Mattldm New Member

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    Wow looks great.
    How is the body thickness and weight? Is it noticeably thicker or heavier than a custom?
     
  17. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    100% agree! I wish they offered the Thinline with a choice of a WT or the Pattern Vintage. WT is a showstopper for me. :(


    Yes, thicker than a Custom and thus on average heavier. I didn't weigh it before taking it to the tech.

    I am used to the thicker body of the DC 594 and weight on average of 7.5 to just over 8 pounds for this model (in Core Guitars), as my #1 was been the 594s since 2016. I also play the SC 594s, so the DCs always seem lightweight and svelte to me. ;)

    The Thinline would be the one if you would want if you want a thinner lighter weight one. I believe that one is more so the Custom thickness.

    If you are fine with the Wide Thin Neck Carve on that version. :)
     
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  18. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Nice review Pete. Pattern Vintage neck carve will take over the world!
     
  19. Sybo

    Sybo New Member

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    Oh the envy......THAT is beautiful
     
  20. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    Looks nice!

    Is there a side by side comparison of the core vs S2 version of the 594 DC and SC guitars?
     

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