PRS

Description

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. Includes hardshell case.

Gen III Tremolo
The Gen III trem functions in all the same ways as the PRS patented tremolo system always has. As always, the bridge is machined brass, a metal that rings beautifully. The block, intonation screws, height-adjustment screws, and the string slots on the saddles are all left un-plated for increased sustain and fidelity of tone.
Features
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Carved figured maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Pattern regular
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.25 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Birds
  • Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HSH
  • Neck: 509 Humbucker
  • Middle: 509 Single coil
  • Bridge: 509 Humbucker
  • Brand: PRS
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Mini toggles for coil-tapping 
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap 
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Gen III
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: PRS Phase III locking
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
Warranty
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.

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