The Paul Reed Smith 509 solidbody electric guitar boasts an amazing array of humbucking and single-coil tones thanks to five TCI-tuned single-coil pickups. The easy-to-use electronics package lets you switch between nine different tonal variations via a 5-way pickup selector and two mini toggles that come complete with a gorgeous figured maple top that adds extra tonal richness and depth. The 509 also features a mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, a 25.25-inch scale length, abalone Birds fingerboard inlays, and a PRS-patented Gen III tremolo system paired with Phase III locking tuners for great tuning stability even when you're pulling off deep dives and bends.
The PRS 509’s signature feature is its diverse pickup system. At first glance, the 509 appears to have a standard H/S/H pickup configuration, but the neck and bridge humbuckers are independent single-coil pickups placed side-by-side. Thanks to the 509’s flexible pickup switching, you can set these pickups as true single-coils or full-on humbuckers. In combination with the guitar’s 5-way pickup selector, this adds up to a total of nine distinct pickup configurations with two mini-toggle switches to control your neck and bridge selections. Paul Reed Smith and his team build every 509 pickup with their TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) tuning process, which ear-tunes each pickup to perfection before your guitar leaves PRS’ Maryland-based facility. The end result? Very musical pickups that are true to their lineage but updated for the modern player.
The PRS 509 features a highly playable Pattern Regular neck profile fitted with a rosewood fretboard. A hallmark of PRS quality, neck profiles are, of course, critical to your playing experience and a point where PRS perpetually excels. Perfected after years of prototyping, the Pattern Regular neck carve is based on Paul Reed Smith’s original, pre-factory neck design — the same one used on instruments Paul built in the late ’80s at PRS’s Virginia Avenue location. You’ll love the feel and playability of the PRS 509!
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