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.
PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined
Meticulous design delivering sonic fidelity, player ergonomics, and revolutionary tuning stability.
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
Versatile pickup system offering a multitude of single coil and humbucking tones across its nine switching combinations.
|Number of Frets||22|
|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"|
|Headstock Logo||Signature, Inlaid|
|Neck/Body Assembly Type||Set|
|Bridge||PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III|
|Tuners||PRS Phase III Locking|
|Truss Rod Cover||"509"|
|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|
|Strings||PRS Signature 10-46|
|Tuning||Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E|
|Options||10 Top with Hybrid Hardware|
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
Down - humbucker mode
Up - single coil mode
"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