PRS Guitars has unveiled the McCarty 594 Hollowbody II ahead of NAMM 2019, fusing the designs of the Hollowbody II and McCarty 594 models.
The new guitar is built off the basic Hollowbody II platform, fit with 58/15 low turn pickups to gain its signature transparent tone. PRS suggested in a press release that the single coil settings paired with the hollow construction provide an almost acoustic quality.
The new model inherits plenty of specs from the McCarty 594 too, featuring a 24.594” scale length, two-piece bridge, tweaked Phase III tuners, Pattern Vintage neck shape and control layout. PRS have also added a figured maple top and back, with mahogany middle and a 22-fret mahogany neck on a rosewood fretboard, and the addition of old-school "bird" pearl fret inlays top off the aesthetic package nicely. The announcement follows last year's limited run of the Private Stock Hollowbody II 594, which featured the 24.594" scale neck, two piece bridge and the Pattern Vintage neck shape.
PRS' director of marketing Judy Schaefer said the new guitar blended "the McCarty 594’s qualities into that [Hollowbody] platform, accentuating the Hollowbody’s organic, woody, warm, vintage character."