PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 ‘Periscope #7’ Teal Nightshade #6403



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These are very unique, super collectable ‘one offs’ that we are very, very lucky to secure.  It has featured on PRS Guitars website and the video is also up on their You Tube Channel. It’s also the ‘model of the moment’ the amazing 594!

You also get a free USB Key and Hardback Photobook.

Click here to see Paul picking the woods for this guitar live on Periscope

This is the story – A few months ago, PRS grabbed Paul Reed Smith and asked him if he wanted to try something new. They showed him an app called Periscope. Using the app, they were able to live stream a broadcast of Paul inside his wood vault – a special section of the shop where they keep our finest Private Stock grade woods. During that broadcast, Paul selected the woods for what he has now affectionately dubbed “The Periscope Guitar.”

More info about the 594

At the PRS Guitars European event earlier this year we ordered some absolutely stunning guitars including these beautiful 594’s. When this model was originally released, and endorsed by John Mayer, it became an instant hit and the original Private Stock Limited Run sold out immediately. We have reordered the same spec with Madagascar Rosewood fingerboards. We can’t believe how amazing they are, the Private Stock team have done an amazing job with these.

This is the same model that John Mayer has used on his latest recordings!

Go to 19 minutes 20 seconds on the Video to See John playing it! Click here

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. This one’s going all over my new record, because it sits so nicely between all of the sonic identities we all know and love. And it plays like a dream.” – John Mayer

There are several details that PRS has incorporated into the 594’s design that contribute to the guitar’s tone and feel, including:

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 this guitar a sweet lower output tone

2 volume and 2 push/pull tone controls positioned so players can roll off both volume knobs at the same time, and with the added versatility of coil splits for more tonal options

A new Pattern Vintage neck carve. This neck carve 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, a little more on the bass side of the neck.

Tweaked Phase III tuners that have an added set screw to pull the tuner’s shaft, gear, and worm together, but with the tuner button taken out of play, to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar itself with as little energy as possible being detracted.

Twenty six of these instruments will be made for February 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary. Full specifications can be found on the next page.


  • Colour: Teal Nightshade
  • Top Wood: Quilted Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany


  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24.594"
  • Fretboard Wood: Figured Ebony with Curly Maple Binding
  • Fretboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Birds with Paua Outlines
  • Neck Wood: Ziricote
  • Neck Shape: Pattern Vintage


  • Bridge Hardware: PRS 2 Piece Stoptail


  • Bass Pickup: 58/15 LT Low Turn
  • Treble Pickup: 58/15 LT Low Turn
  • Pickup Switching: Two Volume with Two Push Pull with 3 Way Toggle

    Additional Info

  • Weight: 8lb 3oz
  • Private Stock Brown Leather Hardshell Case Included
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Teal Nightshade

Top Wood

Quilted Maple

Back Wood




Number of Frets


Scale Length


Fretboard Wood

Figured Ebony with Curly Maple Binding

Fretboard Inlays

Mother of Pearl Birds with Paua Outlines



Neck Wood


Neck Shape

Pattern Vintage



Bridge Hardware

PRS 2 Piece Stoptail



Bass Pickup

58/15 LT Low Turn

Treble Pickup

58/15 LT Low Turn

Pickup Switching

Two Volume with Two Push Pull with 3 Way Toggle


Additional Info


8lb 3oz


Private Stock Brown Leather Hardshell Case Included





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