Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Paul Reed Smith

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Paul Reed Smith

PRS Wood Library McCarty 594 10 Top Electric Guitar - Charcoal Burst Satin

    Book Smooth Looks And Serious Versatility - The PRS McCarty 594 Wood Library Edition 10 Top In Charcoal Black Satin Finish

    Building innovation on the solid bedrock of PRS Core model design, the PRS Wood Library program now opens the floodgates for our resident guitar gurus to guide conception of unique wood combinations - created especially for the discerning player that insists on the best - but maybe "wants it a bit different, and not like the rest".

    Here at Chuck Levin's, our experienced and intrepid guitar-slinger experts morph very quickly into creative guitartists (guitartisans?) who know well your Quest. Traveling far from this metropolitan area, we explore the depths of Paul's Vault, and enter the Wood Library. With lanterns held high, we proceed with a singular focus. We know what we want. Our otherwise solemn and introspective silence ends abruptly in astonished delight, as we uncover what are the choicest, most amply bonificent examples of every single specific wood and grain pattern we'd hoped to find, all of it superior in quality, and now available to our customers.


    Throughout hand selection of woods, and the creative process, combining the Maple, Mahogany, Korina, Rosewood, Swamp Ash, Ebony - occasionally, even a few woods that no one can ever pronounce correctly - we take enormous pleasure in offering a tastefully individualized group of PRS core models that we know our customers can truly appreciate.


    This Wood Library model is set apart first off by it's Katalox* fingerboard, inlaid with Green Abalone Birds. An exceptionally comfortable Satin finished mahogany neck sets into the body. That body features a hand selected flame maple top that is gorgeously figured, and then transfigured when stained it's charcoal color, which stealthily increases density, ultimately establishing as a true black, giving  outline to the top's entire perimeter. The top is tastefully blended to a back of lightweight African ribbon mahogany in a complimentary matched satin black finish. The guitar aesthetic then completes with the PRS hybrid hardware package. Pretty smooth looking.


    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.

    Key specifications contributing to a McCarty 594 model's tone and feel are:

    A 24.594” scale length, just slightly longer than 24.5” and where the model gets its name.

    58/15 LT pickups. LT, meaning low turns, which give the guitar a 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


    A Pattern Vintage neck carve, which shares the same width measurements as PRS’s Pattern neck but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve with a little less meat on the treble side and a little more meat on the bass side of the neck.

    Tweaked Phase III tuners have an added set screw that pulls the tuner’s gear and worm together while “locking” over the worm to prevent slipping, to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar with as little energy as possible being detracted. The tuner functions identically to standard Phase III tuners for re-stringing. 

    "The 594 is the best new guitar I've played in years. It has a vintage heart and soul but without the technical limitations that usually come along with an old instrument. What good is an old guitar if you can't get all that feel out of the upper frets, or the intonation is off? To hear that old PAF sound but be able to articulate the notes in a way that only modern manufacturing could allow is so exciting." – John Mayer


    Katalox (Swartzia cubensis) is considered fairly rare, and makes for a very much more than suitable substitute to African Gabon Ebony for stringed instrument fingerboards, due to it's extremely fine pored texture, as well as durability and aesthetic attributes. 

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