The Official "McCarty 594" Love Thread!!

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  1. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Looks like Rosewood to me - But I think asking PRS Customer Service is a great idea.
     
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  2. Dani Sev

    Dani Sev New Member

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    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
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations that’s a beauty!
     
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  4. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    If you have the MODCAT number off the case, the MODCAT decoder will tell you the materials.
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    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.
     
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  6. Dani Sev

    Dani Sev New Member

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    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)

    Thanks
     
  7. Dani Sev

    Dani Sev New Member

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    I don't have the case here. I will look for that code...

    Thanks
     
  8. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    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.

    http://www.toragraphics.com/modcat/

    Looks like a great guitar either way!
     
  9. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    The modcat sticker should be in the neck pickup cavity.
     
  10. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    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.
     
  11. Dani Sev

    Dani Sev New Member

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    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:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/fk75mvjv7kdqmhn/IMG_0872.jpeg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8d9h0ekblx5o3my/IMG_0874.jpeg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mt8zte5z10avyib/IMG_0868.jpeg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qf5908sfcfmc900/IMG_0867.jpeg?dl=0

    Regards, Daniel.
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Looks like ebony.
     
  13. bodia

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

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    Fantastic. Looks like ebony to me, too.
     
  14. WorstBandName

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    Sweet!
     
  16. strat63

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    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.

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  17. bodia

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

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    So hot!
     
  18. Nice F Holes

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    (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.
     
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  19. Dani Sev

    Dani Sev New Member

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    Hi all,



    This is what the modcat decoder says:

    Model: Could not find Model 'M5'
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 22
    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)
    Bridge: 2-Piece
    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....

    Regards, Daniel
     
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  20. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Love that color!
     

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