PRS unveils ‘Graveyard Limited’ Private Stock McCarty 594 guitar

Besides its new trio of limited-edition semi-hollows, PRS is also celebrating its Experience PRS 2018 event with a limited run of Private Stock ‘Graveyard Limited’ McCarty 594 guitars.

The name comes from the guitars’ curly maple tops, which originate from the outskirts of a graveyard on top of a mountain (yes, really) on the East Coast of the USA.

PRS reckons the grain on the tops closely resembles the wood used on the holy grail LPs coming out of Kalamazoo in 1959.

“At first I thought the wood appeared to be some sort of sub-species of “Michigan” red maple, but with more thought it may just be the age of the tree. Regardless, these are Private Stock quality tops with medium wide to wide curl and extraordinary flame that has a beautiful iridescence to it,” said Paul Reed Smith.

Other specs include solid red abalone birds and headstock eagle, curly maple binding along the fingerboard and veneer, and thin, vintage nitro Honey Gold finish with a Dark Cherry Smoked Burst.

Just 80 of the guitars will be made - head over to PRS Guitars for more info.

McCarty 594 specs

  • “Graveyard” Curly Maple Top  
  • Mahogany Back  
  • Figured Mahogany Pattern Vintage Neck  
  • Madagascar Rosewood Fretboards & Veneers  
  • Solid Shell Red Abalone Birds & Headstock Eagle  
  • Curly Maple Binding Along the Fingerboard & Veneer  
  • Thin, Vintage Nitro Honey Gold (w/ Dark Cherry Smoked Burst Finish (Weather-checking will happen over time)  
  • Nickel Hardware  
  • 58/15 Treble Pickup & 58/15 LT Bass Pickup  
  • 2 Volume & 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch  
  • 2-Piece Stoptail Bridge  
  • PRS Phase III Locking Tuners w/ Ivoroid Buttons  
  • Mahogany Backplates  
  • Bone Nut  
  • PS Paisley Case
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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