When Paul Reed Smith offered Wildwood Guitars the chance to raid his sacred Wood Library, we knew we had an opportunity to do something incredibly special. The Wildwood Staff has always been captivated by the incredible craftsmanship, gorgeous finishes and unparalleled consistency in Paul's works of art. So, naturally, we leapt at the chance to hand-select our tone woods to create instruments that are stunning in every way. After Paul graciously allowed us access to to his wood library, we spent hours picking out the most incredible pieces of wood we could find. Every detail mattered, from the choice of necks to the specific weight of the mahogany backs. Paul was gracious enough to allow us to hand-select every piece of wood in each instrument, and we believe that our focus on tone during this process has imbued our run of Wood Library instruments with superior resonance and sound quality.
With this in mind, we knew we wanted to build off of Paul's latest vintage-inspired instrument, the McCarty SC-594. The McCarty SC-594 is the single cut brother of the ultra-popular McCarty 594, which has quickly become a staff favorite here at Wildwood. To compensate for the SC-594's thicker mahogany body, we picked out a batch of ultra-light, premium mahogany so that fans of the classic PRS instruments would feel right at home. We then paired these mahogany bodies with dense figured mahogany necks for superior resonance and sustain, creating a sweet tonal cocktail of singing harmonic content.