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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MA Pete, Feb 23, 2016.
Looks like Rosewood to me - But I think asking PRS Customer Service is a great idea.
Thank you for your answers.
Ebony fretboard was written in the webpage seller specs but I thought that it was a mistake. Anyway I’m going to write to PRS customer service.
thanks a lot
Congratulations that’s a beauty!
If you have the MODCAT number off the case, the MODCAT decoder will tell you the materials.
Great looking guitar. I LOVE that top. Some unique characteristics. I agree, that while dark, it is a rosewood fretboard. Only a Wood Library version would have an Ebony board, if spec'd that way.
Yes, you are right but for me it's surprising how dark it is and in the seller webpage specs the fretboard was ebony (I'm pretty sure that this is a mistake)
I don't have the case here. I will look for that code...
Ebony isn't standard, but there are exceptions out there. It's also normal for Charcoal finish to have a black back, but I've seen several like yours with the natural back. It's too hard to tell from the pics, but the headstock does look very dark.
If you email the serial number to PRS they can give you the specs. Otherwise, if you pull the bridge pickup (take strings off, remove the 4 mounting ring screws, be careful not to bump the bridge), there will be a label at the bottom of the rout with the MODCAT code, which we can help you decode here.
Looks like a great guitar either way!
The modcat sticker should be in the neck pickup cavity.
Not unless they have changed it within the last few years. The most info has always been under the bridge pup and that's where the MODCAT has always been as far as I know (Hollowbody models excepted). The neck has its own code label on the tenon.
Well...I bought the guitar three weeks ago. The dealer asked PRS for a letter of authenticity with the specs. They say that the model is a McCarty 594 Ltd Edition. The dealer says that the fretboard is made of ebony..... I don't know. More pictures:
Looks like ebony.
Fantastic. Looks like ebony to me, too.
Excited to add a Silver Sky this week. I got a price a new 2019 that I couldn't pass on. I wasn't planning on buying one until later this year, just to space out guitar acquisitions to have things to look forward too but I'm not sure I would get the chance to again at an almost used price.
It seems like I should add this to the big thread here. I'm a big fan of the 58/15 LT pickups in this guitar. Almost remind me of P90s without all of the noise.
(Edit: Link was supposed to be to a member’s McCarty in this thread. Idk what happened.)
Jesus. Are you sure this is a free site? I didn't realize this thread was NSFW.
This is what the modcat decoder says:
Model: Could not find Model 'M5'
Top Wood: Maple
Top Spec: Figured Maple
Top Grade: Could not find
Top Grade 'N'
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Carve: Could not find Neck Carve 'V'
Fingerboard Wood: Gaboon Ebony
Inlay: Original Solid Birds (pre-2008)
BridgeColor: Could not find Color '11'
Hardware: Could not find Hardware 'K'
Treble Pickup: Could not find Treble Pickup 'undefined'
Middle Pickup: Could not find Middle Pickup 'undefined'
Bass Pickup: Could not find Bass Pickup 'undefined'
Electronics: Could not find Electronics 'undefined'
There are many errors....
Love that color!