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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Kiwi, Feb 20, 2020.
Goodbye: PRS SC-J:
Hello: PRS 594 semi hollow, Artist top:
Both lovely instruments! Waiting to hear your review of the new one.
Well HELLO! Very nice!
Both very nice, the 594 would be much more useful for what I play....
you have great taste, i want them both.
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!
Nice - congrats!
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??
Nice addition! Congrats!
Nice SC-J, but I'll take that 594 all day, congrats!
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).
Both awesome looking guitars, have fun with your new 594. Congrats!
Congratulations, what a beauty!
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.
I'm watching 3 or 4, right now. But, I'm trying to be a good boy until Experience.
That 594 is amazing. Happy NGD!
I’m happy if you are. Congrats!!
Me too. Don’t want to get there broke!
Superb acquisition! Congrats... sure is a beauty!
That is gorgeous! Congrats