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SKU PRS-112725-BL-V03-2

PRS Paul Reed Smith NF 53 Guitar, Maple Neck & Fretboard, Black

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PRS Paul Reed Smith NF 53 Guitar, Maple Neck & Fretboard, Black

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Manufacturer's Description

The PRS NF 53 is a powerful guitar that combines classic tones with modern design. Inspired by one of Paul Reed Smith’s vintage guitars from 1953, the PRS NF 53 combines a swamp ash body and 22-fret, 25.5” scale length bolt-on maple neck with maple fretboard with a special set of PRS Narrowfield pickups. The PRS Narrowfield DD (Deep Dish) pickups are made with taller bobbins to fit more winds and extra metal pieces in between the magnets for a more focused, powerful tone.

“I am so pleased with the feedback from the artists who have played this guitar – everyone is telling us that we have something special here,” said Paul Reed Smith. “If you are a fan of this style and tone, the NF 53 will take you where you want to go. To me to have this kind of beautiful high end without the hum is game changing.”

Paired with a volume and tone control and 3-way blade pickup switch, the NF 53 allows players to easily dial in their sound. The steel plate-style bridge, PRS vintage style tuners, and nickel hardware all work together to provide precise and reliable tuning stability while promoting sustain and powerful tone.

The PRS NF 53 is available in four stunning finishes: White Doghair, Black Doghair, Blue Matteo, and McCarty Tobacco Sunburst. Whether you are a seasoned player or just starting out, the PRS NF 53 is an addictive guitar you won’t want to put down.



  • Body Construction: Solidbody
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Top Carve: Flat Top


  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25.5” [647.7 mm]
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Construction: Scarfed
  • Truss Rod: PRS Double-Acting
  • Neck Shape: Pattern 53
  • Neck Depth at the 1/2 Fret: 7/8” [22.22 mm]
  • Width of Fretboard at the Nut: 1 41/64” [41.67 mm]
  • Width of Fretboard at the Body: 2 7/32” [56.337 mm]
  • Neck Depth at the 12 1/2: 31/32” [24.58 mm]
  • Fretboard Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard Radius: 10”
  • Fretboard Inlays: Birds
  • Headstock Logo: Signature

Neck/Body Assembly

  • NBA Type: Bolt-on


  • Bridge: Steel Plate Style
  • Tuners: PRS Vintage Style
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Nut: Bone
  • Truss Rod Cover: “NF 53”


  • Treble Pickups: Narrowfield DD
  • Bass Pickups: Narrowfield DD
  • Controls: Volume and Tone Controls with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch


  • Strings: 10’s
  • Tuning: Standard (6 String): E-A-D-G-B-E
  • Case: Premium Gig Bag
  • Instrument Weight: 6.9 lbs
  • Serial #: 0375760

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for PRS. This NF 53 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.