I was originally on the hunt for a PRS 509 but then ran into the Semi-Hollow Special. I am now down the rabbit hole of not being able to decide between these two instruments. I have played each briefly but not side by side. One of the big problems is that is it nearly impossible to find a place to play both of them together to compare and buying online feels like a crap shoot. I have only been able to find one thread comparing the 509 to the semi-hollow special and would truly appreciate more input. The other dilemma is that there is nice Semi-Hollow Special I found online yet it has a figured maple neck and maple fret board. Since I am unable to actually test ride I am wondering if anyone can share opinions on the maple vs rosewood fret board. It looks nice but I am reluctant to make a move since I am used to the rosewood fret boards on my other PRS guitars. Any help or input would be appreciated.