PRS Guitars is introducing three new semi-hollow limited run guitars: the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, Singlecut McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, and Special Semi-Hollow. For each of these models, there is no cap to the number that will be made, but they are available for order through PRS Guitars Authorized Dealers between June 8 – August 31, 2018 only.
“Semi-Hollow guitars offer a beautiful resonance and depth, along with a classic aesthetic thanks to the single f-hole. There is also some weight-relief provided by the semi-hollow body if that is a concern for players,” said Judy Schaefer, PRS Guitars Director of Marketing. “In the end though, we decided to offer these guitars because they are just good, musical instruments with a lot of versatility.”
The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that provides both rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones and nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds. The addition of an f-hole and semi-hollow body on this limited edition adds welcome depth and beauty to the guitar. Offered as both double cutaway and single cutaway models, the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow limited run models are sure to be a welcome edition to the 594 family.
The PRS Special Semi-Hollow Limited Edition guitar is very similar to a Custom 22 in its foundations, but offers players a versatile hum/single/hum configuration with two PRS 85/15 MT (Multi-Tap) humbuckers and a PRS Narrowfield middle pickup. The 85/15 MT’s offer all the tone of the originals while compensating for volume loss when split to single coils. The Narrowfield pickup delivers the bite of a single coil – without the hum but with plenty of clarity and punch. Paired with a 5-Way blade switch and two mini-toggles that tap the humbuckers, this guitar can handle myriad sounds and styles, and the semi-hollow body with single f-hole provides a welcome airiness and depth to the guitar’s tone.
Shipping for both models is expected to complete in early 2019. For more full specifications and demo videos, please visit www.prsguitars.com.
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, John Mayer, Jimmy Herring, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Blake Shelton, Mark Tremonti, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, David Grissom, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.
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