The Official "McCarty 594" Love Thread!!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MA Pete, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. bodia

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

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    Bonus....since you've got one on order apparently you're cool too!
     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Excellent! I'm willing to build the cool one 594 at a time. ;)
     
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  3. sloanthebone

    sloanthebone I love quilts!

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    Me too! It would be great to hear the 594 in action if he is using it.

    Also got the meet and greet with Alter Bridge. Can't wait!
     
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  4. celtic757

    celtic757 New Member

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    It was a great show. Didn't see the 594. Looked like he was playing a McCarty reissue in Fire Red Burst for Come to Life and Farther Than the Sun. Mark rocked the baritone hybrid for Isolation.
     
  5. celtic757

    celtic757 New Member

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    Yep unfortunately. It was six I believe. The whole show was great though. First time I've seen Breaking Benjamin in 10 yrs. breaks my heart to see Ben playing those ESP/LTD. his custom baritone hollowbody was sick.


    Edit. It was 7 songs. Come to Life, Farther Than the Sun, Ties That Bind, Isolation, Metalingus, Addicted to Pain, and Rise Today. In that order.
     
  6. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    That should be great!! I couldn't take that chance. I'll be with my wife, and I married WELL above me...........!

    Kevin
     
  7. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Thank you!! Yes. Very sad re. Ben. Seeing their 'Homecoming' concert and his whale blue PRS is what finally pushed me over the edge to decide to learn guitar, AND to play PRS.

    Kevin
     
  8. Leeric

    Leeric New Member

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    Made me smile...
     
  9. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That's a really nice report, and I think the clips I've heard bear out what he's saying. Honestly, mine can't come soon enough!
     
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  11. bodia

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

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    I'll welcome myself to club 594 today thanks to a productive lunch with MA Pete in order to complete a transaction. Thanks again Pete! It was a pleasure,

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  12. Basauri

    Basauri Diamonds x Guitars deal with Paul

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    Yes! I was waiting for this A/B comparison since I tried the 594. They conclude the same I did when I came home and played my McCarty again: the 594 is the same but focused in vintage feelings and tone, not a different guitar.
    But hey, my McCarty is the 58 model with 57/08s, maybe a newer one with 58/15s is more trebly and opinions may vary.

    Bodia, killer top! Congrats!:eek:
     
  13. MA Pete

    MA Pete 594 Addict

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    Congrats on that great guitar, Bodia!! ;)

    Great to meet another Chicago Forum member!
     
  14. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    In that original vid PRS had me on pins and needles throwing that beauty around close to those case latches. We all have them, and we know how they do...;-)
     
  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Their review seems to reaffirm the "subtly very different" claim. Very much looking forward to trying one out. It might finally be the "Les Paul" I've been wanting for a couple decades now.
     
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  16. bodia

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

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    It is!
     
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  17. sloanthebone

    sloanthebone I love quilts!

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    Anyone know if they are planning on releasing a singlecut with these updated specs or is the sc245 just too close already?
     
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  18. goof1073

    goof1073 New Member

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    If they think it would sell...they'll make it, but there is zero chance (in my opinion) that they'll match the knob location / wiring to keep their SC a PRS configuration to keep "that other company" happy.

    I know that I REALLY want to see a 594 SC...
     
  19. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Well what I would like to know, if they will release a "594T" and how much that will detract from the vintage aspect of it if any.
     
  20. MA Pete

    MA Pete 594 Addict

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    Good question! I have been wondering that as well.

    Note that a core version of the Private Stock McCarty Singlecut with the Santana Headstock was never done, I thought that might make it to a Core model when that first came out, but it never did. Maybe the headstock was deemed to be pushing the envelope.

    If they just took the SC 245 and gave it the 594 scale and the McCarty frets (the McCarty Singlecut "Flat Jumbo" frets are now the stock frets on the McCarty and McCarty 594), I would certainly try one. The 5815 LT's would be a nice bonus as well.

    I am not a trem sort of guy, but the Core and WL 594's are so great, that if I ever do more Private Stock 594's, I would do something different than the stock one. For instance my one in the oven is a Semi-Hollow with no F-Hole.

    I have thought about doing a Trem one for another one, but I am not really a Trem guy, so probably not! I think I was just trying to come up with an excuse to spec another one. ;)

    I have thought also about doing a Singlecut with the 594 scale, but I don't know if that will take a CNC upcharge to do (which is too ridiculously expensive to consider unless I win the lottery), and for some reason I really don't have GAS for one (unless I talk to goof1073 about it, then I start thinking about it!). :)
     

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