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As one of the most versatile guitars in the PRS lineup, the 509 harnesses the power of 5 pickups to deliver 9 uniquely musical tones. The 509 starts with a 5 single coil platform - with the outside four coils grouped as humbuckers. An innovative switching system (a 5-way blade switch and two mini-toggle coil-tap switches), gives players an array of humbucking, singlecoil, and blended tones.

Unique appointments include a longer 25.25" scale length which adds upper harmonic sparkle and the PRS Gen III Patented Tremolo which provides impressive sustain.

For 2020, PRS has updated this model with a nitro over cellulose (CAB) finish.

Featured Specifications


Top Wood Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern Regular
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Neck/Body Assembly
Neck/Body Assembly Type Set
Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup 509 Humbucker
Middle Pickup 509 Single Coil
Bass Pickup 509 Humbucker
Controls Volume and Tone Controls w/ 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch and 2 Mini Toggles
Additional Info
Options 10 Top with Hybrid Hardware
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"The humbucker in neck position has a warm bluesy, jazzy tone and the bridge humbucker has a great punch and sustain for lead stuff! I like having the 2 toggle switches to boost the 4 other tones that you get out of this. I'm also a 513 player but this is easier in many applications to just go to what you need."

- Randy Bowland

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