The PRS Wood Library McCarty 594 Hollowbody II brings a new set of features to one of the most beloved Paul Reed Smith models. And it all starts with the materials.

Tucked away upstairs in a corner of its 85,000 square-foot factory are racks of extraordinary wood. PRS calls it the “Wood Library,” and that’s where this guitar was born. Its mahogany body features a stunning flame maple 10 Top. These tops are rare—only a small percentage of North American maple trees are actually figured. To be classified as a 10 Top, the wood must have clearly defined figure across its entire top with no “dead spots.”

The neck is also figured maple with a pattern vintage profile and Brazilian rosewood fretboard. Old-school abalone bird inlays add even more class.

Sonically, the fully-hollow construction of the Wood Library 594 produces a resonant guitar with warm, woody tone. PRS 58/15 LT pickups impart vintage character to the McCarty 594 Hollowbody II. PRS puts them through the TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) process, to ensure that these guitars are clear and musical. Push/pull tone controls offer plenty of versatility.

A zinc two-piece bridge and vintage-style tuners anchor this guitar and stay true to the promise of the McCarty family. The PRS Wood Library McCarty 594 Hollowbody II is a supremely crafted instrument, made to be played, cherished and passed down from generation to generation.

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