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PRS Paul Reed Smith Limited Edition McCarty Singlecut 594 Semi-Hollow 10-Top Guitar, River Blue, Flame Maple, Rosewood


Player's Perspective

Are you looking for a McCarty 594 with an even smoother and sweeter sound while also providing some weight alleviation so you can play all night long in complete comfort? Well, for a limited time, PRS has added a McCarty Singlecut  594 Semi-Hollow to their offerings. This one is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. A stunningly beautiful figured top in an awesome custom color finish that really makes this stand out. This particular color was only available to an exclusive group of dealers who were at the Experience PRS '18 event. We had a ton of fun at that event and are having just as much fun seeing the guitars that we ordered finally rolling into our shop.

After Paul Reed Smith befriended and picked the brain of guitar pioneer Ted McCarty, the first PRS McCarty models came out in 1994. They incorporated many of the subtle but essential build techniques that Ted used to create some of the best electric guitars the world has played. After a brief hiatus from the core PRS lineup, the McCarty is back. It's a straightforward but effective design that embodies that classic mahogany body/dual humbucker sweetness with slinkiness from the shorter scale length. All in a body shape that will be familiar for Les Paul enthusiasts with a bit more of a modern look from the double-cut design. The back is a little thicker for increased tone and sustain, and two of Paul Reed Smith's best new vintage pickups pump out radiant sound in every register.

The new semi-hollow version scoops out some of the mid-range for a sound that can still stand out and cut through in the mix but will be able to also achieve a rounder, sweeter, and warmer sound than its fully solid-body counterpart. It gives a nice mellowness to the treble frequencies You'll also notice this is two or three pounds lighter than other McCarty 594's out there.

This is a player's axe that's built to be played day after day, but it's also an important part of the electric guitar's history and is carrying on the torch that Ted McCarty lit. This limited edition piece has a stunningly gorgeous flame maple 10-Top that will look awesome under stage lighting.

Manufacturer's Description

The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single-coil sounds, the McCarty 594 can seamlessly master both sonic territories thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls. The addition of an f-hole and semi-hollow body adds a breathy tone and rich resonance to this guitar, providing welcome depth and beauty. 

The electronics layout, a few key specifications, and PRS craftsmanship combine in the McCarty 594 to create an instrument that plays in tune, is intonated the entire length of the neck, and feels like a guitar that you’ve been playing forever.

The Pattern Vintage neck has 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 bass side of the neck toward the nut end and a little less meat on the treble side of the neck from the twelfth fret to the heel.



  • Model: Limited Edition McCarty Singlecut 594 Semi-Hollow 10-Top
  • Color: River Blue
  • Top: Flame Maple 10-Top
  • Binding: Natural
  • Back Wood: Mahogany


  • Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Parchment
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Radius: 10"
  • Scale Length: 24.594"
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Birds
  • Neck Profile: Pattern Vintage - 1 11/16" width and 57/64" depth @ nut


  • Pickups: 58/15LT Bass and Treble
  • Controls: 2x Volume, 2x Tone (push/pull for coil-split)
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch


  • Bridge: PRS 2-Piece Stoptail
  • Tuners: PRS Tweaked Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Color: Hybrid


  • Case: Black Tolex Deluxe Hardshell
  • Serial #: 0284946
  • Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Paul Reed Smith. This McCarty Singlecut 594 Semi-Hollow is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Music Store Live is one of PRS's top independent dealers and is one of only a select few PRS Signature Dealers. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we are more than happy to help you custom order your next Paul Reed Smith instrument. Our PRS experts can help guide you in purchasing a new SE, S2, CORE, Artist Package, or even your very own Private Stock guitar or bass. Call or message us for details!