Show me (or tell me about) your 509!

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  1. steved

    steved New Member

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    So I've become a bit obsessed with 509s. And I've found almost no discussion about them here, at least that my limited search skills could turn up. And very few decent demos on youtube. I think I'm going to get one, as a sort of divorce present for myself, after everything is finally settled in a few months. So, I'd appreciate any kind of info you folks might have about them.

    Buying one - I'd really like to try before buying, which means driving quite a bit. I'm all for road trips of reasonable lengths - I'm in Nashville, so can get to many larger cities fairly easily. Although most of the usual suspect stores for PRS sales only have 1 in stock. What I'm considering is a trip to Sweetwater, as they have several in stock. But any input as to where I could try before buying, and they have more than one in stock, would be appreciated!
     
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  2. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    Get one... ‘nuff said.
     
  3. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    Lexington KY has Willcutt Guitars. You’d have to check their website/stock for 509’s prior though.
     
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  4. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy/posts

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    My 2017 PRS 509....

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    Great and versatile guitars...

    If this doesn't convince you to buy, I don't know what will....
     
  5. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Very versatile guitar. Very unique in terms of single versus hum configuration. It covers a lot of ground music style wise. I love mine.
    I wouldnt hesitate to get one.

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  6. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I still haven't taken a good outside shot of this guitar, so I continue to rely on the awesome dealer pics from Brian's!

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    Great versatility as noted above, gets good strat-ish tones in the single coil modes while also capable of some nice thick HB tones (more modern sounding vs a PAF tone, I suppose).
     
  7. Glenn Gross

    Glenn Gross New Member

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    ^^^^ What he said.
     
  8. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    Think this is the same guitar as my first pic...
     
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  9. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    That’s a 509 in my avatar. They will do pretty much everything you could ask one guitar to do, single coil or humbucker. The only fault I can find with mine is that it’s not blue........
     
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  10. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    It sure looks like it.
    2019 509 AP, flamed maple neck satin finish.
    I found it listed at Gtrmav in September of this year and jumped on it. Had been looking for one for a while and JD made me a great deal on it.
     
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  11. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    That’s it for sure then. Hated giving it up but glad it found a good home and I’ve since been able to replace it.
     
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  12. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Very cool.
    Glad to hear you found a replacement.
    Small world sometimes when it comes to guitars.
    P.S. Its found a good home and is well taken care of.
     
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  13. steved

    steved New Member

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    I've posted this guitar elsewhere, but since the time I started this thread, I got this one -
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    And it's fantastic! Really lives up to its promise of tonal diversity. One thing I've discovered is that with this guitar the tone knob is the key to happiness - for lots of guitars, I've just left it full on all the time. This guitar is really bright, but it has a really wide range tone control, so if you want the classic humbucker sounds you need to roll off the tone control to around 5, and there are a lot of sweet spots around there. With the single coil mode, with the tone control open all the way you're not quite into teleland, but it's a nice rounded strat sound - not as airy as the silver sky gets, has a bit more girth.
     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Killer!
     
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    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Damn, but that's fine, I'm in awe!
     
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  16. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Love that color.
     
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    Glenn Gross New Member

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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That flame is immense!!
     
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