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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 Patented Tremolo, Gen III which provides impressive sustain.

Featured Specifications

Specifications

Body
Body Construction Solidbody
Top Wood Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Top Carve Violin
Neck
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Construction One-Piece
Truss Rod PRS Double-Acting
Neck Shape Pattern Regular
Neck Depth At The Nut 27/32"
Width Of Fretboard At The Nut 1 21/32"
Width Of Fretboard At The Body 2 1/4"
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Radius 10"
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Headstock Logo Signature, Inlaid
Neck/Body Assembly
Neck/Body Assembly Type Set
Hardware
Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel
Nut PRS
Truss Rod Cover "509"
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 PRS Signature 10-46
Tuning Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
Case Hardshell Case
Options 10 Top with Hybrid Hardware

Controls

Infographic showing switching positions for 509

509 - Controls Description

5-way blade pickup switch

Position 1 (down) - treble pickup

Position 2 - treble and middle pickups

Position 3 - middle pickup

Position 4 - middle and bass pickups

Position 5 (up) - bass pickup

Mini-toggle switches

Down - humbucker mode

Up - single coil mode

Colors

Antique White

Antique White

Black

Black

Black Gold Burst

Black Gold Burst

Charcoal

Charcoal

Charcoal Burst

Charcoal Burst

Charcoal Cherry Burst

Charcoal Cherry Burst

Dark Cherry Sunburst

Dark Cherry Sunburst

Eriza Verde

Eriza Verde

Fire Red Burst

Fire Red Burst

Faded Whale Blue

Faded Whale Blue

McCarty Sunburst

McCarty 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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