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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

PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined

PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined


Meticulous design delivering sonic fidelity, player ergonomics, and revolutionary tuning stability.

PRS Phase III Locking Tuners

PRS Phase III Locking Tuners


Modern locking technology with vintage elegance, these tuners promote tone transfer for a louder, more resonant instrument.

PRS 509 Pickups

PRS 509 Pickups


Versatile pickup system offering a multitude of single coil and humbucking tones across its nine switching combinations.

Specifications

Body
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Neck
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern Regular
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Hardware
Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel
Electronics
Treble Pickup 509 Humbucker
Middle Pickup 509 Single Coil
Bass Pickup 509 Humbucker
Controls Volume and Tone Controls w/ 5-Way Blade Switch and 2 Mini Toggles
Additional Info
Strings

Colors

Antique White
Antique White
Aquamarine
Aquamarine
Black
Black
Black Gold Wrap Burst
Black Gold Wrap Burst
Charcoal Burst
Charcoal Burst
Charcoal Cherry Burst
Charcoal Cherry Burst
Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Blue
Dark Cherry Sunburst
Dark Cherry Sunburst
Eriza Verde
Eriza Verde
Faded Whale Blue
Faded Whale Blue
Fire Red Burst
Fire Red Burst
Gold Top
Gold Top
Gray Black
Gray Black
McCarty Sunburst
McCarty Sunburst
McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
Orange Tiger
Orange Tiger
Purple Iris
Purple Iris
Yellow Tiger
Yellow Tiger
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Accolades

"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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