You say goodbye, and I say hello ... NGD

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Kiwi, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Goodbye: PRS SC-J:
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    Hello: PRS 594 semi hollow, Artist top:
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    =K
     
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  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Both lovely instruments! Waiting to hear your review of the new one.
     
  3. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Well HELLO! Very nice!
     
  4. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Both very nice, the 594 would be much more useful for what I play....
    Good choice!
     
  5. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    you have great taste, i want them both.
     
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  6. bodia

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

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    that's a great looking 594! Super stoked for you! You're gonna love it!


    That SC looked great. I'm kinda jonesing for an Archtop. Seeing that doesn't help! :p
     
  7. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Nice - congrats!
     
  8. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    I'd been looking for a solidbody 594 for several years, and then PRS came out with this semi-hollow version in 2018 or -19. I wanted less weight and more air.

    I've had PRS guitars for 20 years but no models newer than about 2010 or so. This 594 has, as you know, a number of new features for PRS in the last few years that I was looking forward to trying:

    - The Pattern Vintage neck: Whoa - this is bigger than any PRS wide-fat, or Gibson 50s neck I've owned. Reminds me of the big neck on my long-gone Fender Eric Johnson Strat. This Shrek-sized neck lends it sustain for days. The asymmetrical carve makes it manageable. The frets seem a little taller than my other PRS guitars (HB-IIs, McCartys).

    - 58/15 LT humbuckers. Hadn't played them before, but I really like PRS's pickups from the last 10 years or so. I'm a huge fan of the 57/08s and of course the unobtainium 53/10s. I tell everyone that PRS has long since fixed the last legitimate gripe about PRS, that their pickups were meh.

    Still settling in with the 58/15s but early impression is very good, maybe a bit bright. Seller has strung it with fresh Elixir NanoWeb 10s, which I'd not ever played before. I usually play pure nickel wound 10s, which are generally less bright. [EDIT UPDATE: Yes, re-stringing with DR Pure Blues solid nickel strings toned it down to normal brightness.]

    - PRS's version of a Tune O Matic and a stop tail, instead of the classic PRS one-piece wrap tail. Wondering if this is part of the crazy sustain equation? Both are bolted into the center block, so the vibrations aren't going anywhere else.

    - I was curious what a 24.594" scale is like compared to standard PRS 25". Short answer: Stupid easy to play and still has the silvery chime of a PRS. I get the sense PRS is taking square aim at peeling off some Les Paul buyers from Gibson, but they don't sound the same and never will. Vive la difference.

    - At long last: Separate V and T controls for the two pickups!!! Finally, blending in those perfect mid-position tOaNz!!! Can I retrofit my five other core PRS guitars like this??

    =K
     
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  9. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Nice addition! Congrats!

    Sweet top!
     
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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Nice SC-J, but I'll take that 594 all day, congrats!
     
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  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I want an SC-J so bad.

    I have a (doublecut) 594SH - awesome guitar! Looking to round it out with a SC594 (probably solid body, certainly so if I go with the 2020 edition, unless PRS re-offers it).
     
  12. Plugske

    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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    Both awesome looking guitars, have fun with your new 594. Congrats!
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations, what a beauty!
     
  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    That was an exceptionally good looking archtop.
    A lot more people feel like they should have one than actually will play it with any regularity. I haven’t played mine yet this year.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    I'm watching 3 or 4, right now. But, I'm trying to be a good boy until Experience.
     
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  16. Sunburst71

    Sunburst71 New Member

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    That 594 is amazing. Happy NGD!
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    I’m happy if you are. Congrats!!
     
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  18. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Me too. Don’t want to get there broke!
     
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  19. clmazza

    clmazza Bullet the Blue Sky

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    Superb acquisition! Congrats... sure is a beauty!
     
  20. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    That is gorgeous! Congrats
     

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