2018 marks our 60th year serving the musical community since we first opened our doors in 1958. To commemorate this moment, we want to offer a selection of upgraded and unique builds exclusively for our customers.
Veiled and mysterious, our inspiration cannot help but be either nurtured - or limited - by those tools we allow it.
INSPIRE YOUR MUSE
Lately, you’ve noticed your muse has become distant. It's natural your muse feels the pull of a great build and a magnificent figure, whose temper and tone vibrate to new possibilities. It's time you had a guitar whose range can actually match your creativity. Inspire your muse.
WHY DO I LIKE THIS ONE ?
This 60th Anniversary Edition 594-2 has a flame maple neck with a pattern vintage neck carve, wed to a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and matching headstock overlays. We hand selected the Artist grade flame maple top based on it's stunning grain definition. Using Private Stock stain techniques allowed us to achieve the unusually attractive set of custom colors for these particular tops, which we color-matched to the flame maple neck under a gloss finish. The wood we use for the back is a strikingly grained, natural finish lightweight swamp ash, under a clear gloss. The guitar aesthetic completes with a Black Smoke/Gold hardware. Easy to play, easy on the eye.
CHUCK LEVIN'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL
Blending the best of yesterdays with today, the Chuck Levin's 60th Anniversary Model build is a shared inspiration from the Levin family and Paul Reed Smith. Please enjoy these guitars responsibly.
COMFORTABLY ASYMMETRICAL NECK
Perfection isn't symmetrical. As you ascend, the McCarty 594's rear carve becomes ever slimmer toward the heel of the neck affording your hand the ease and speed right when and where you need it.
FEEL AND FUNCTION
Key contributors to the McCarty 594 model's tone and feel are:
A 24.594” scale length, just slightly longer than 24.5”; this is where the model gets it's name
A Pattern Vintage neck carve shares the same width measurements as PRS’s Pattern neck, but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve - a little less meat on the treble side and a little more meat on the bass side.
58/15 LT (Low Turn) pickups, which impart the guitar's warm, clear tone.
2 volume and 2 tone controls positioned so players can roll off both volume knobs at the same time.
The added versatility of push/pull coil taps for each pickup for more tonal options.
Tweaked Phase III tuners have an added set screw in their design that pulls the tuner’s gear and worm together, that “locks” over the worm to prevent slipping, and at the same time promotes tone transfer with minimal vibrational energy loss.