Originally a Private Stock offering only, the 509 build starts from the 513 pickup configuration and neck feel.
Easily 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.
Setting the mini toggle switches one way, the 509 lets you utilize the 5 way blade switch for that single/single/humbucker-in-the -bridge-position-sweep many now enjoy - or, in the reverse, hum-single-single toward the bridge, with which the tele style and/or jazzy player might ease into their happy place.
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 - but also has a few notable updates that further support the fidelity of the guitar’s tone: The mounting screws have been redesigned with larger thread and a larger custom head. Added mass creates more contact from the screw to the bridge and the guitar’s body, resulting in more sustain. This is also new: Grooves have been added to the bridge plate. The grooves have been radiused to match the radius of the height adjustment screws - again, so there is more contact and a better fit.
The best sounding and best playing guitar you will ever play only takes once to play the 509 and you will not have to go anywhere else you will be sold !!!!! TRY IT and tell me i am wrong .