509

509

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 TCI-tuned pickups and nitro over celluose (CAB) finish. 

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  • 509 Demo

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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
Neck Depth At The Nut
27/32”
Width of Fretboard at the Body
2 1/4”
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
1 21/32”
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 Singlecoil
Bass Pickup 509 Humbucker
Controls Volume and Tone Controls w/ 5-Way Blade Selector and 2 Mini Toggles
Strings 10's

Upgrade Options

  • 10-Top Grade Maple Top
  • Hybrid Hardware
  • Gold Hardware (default)
  • Black Paisley Artist Case
  • Expanded “Artist Package” Finish Selections* (see below)
  • Available 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

    • Dark Cherry Sunburst

      Dark Cherry Sunburst

    • Emerald

      Emerald

    • 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

    • Trampas Green

      Trampas Green

    • Violet

      Violet

    • Violet Blue Burst

      Violet Blue Burst

    • Yellow Tiger

      Yellow Tiger

    Design & Build Philosophies

    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

    Signature Dealers

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      Chicago, IL
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      Wheaton, MD
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      Ontario, Canada
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    • Guitar Center
      Westlake Village, CA
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      Keller, TX
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    • The Guitar Shop - Canada
      Ontario, Canada
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    • The Guitar Store
      Seattle, WA
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    • Ish Guitars
      Syracuse, NY
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    • Lark Guitars
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    • Moore Guitars
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