Did PRS Make a Tele? Or Did They Just Make a Really Good Guitar?

Announced earlier this summer, the PRS NF53 made quite a few headlines before most had even tried the guitar. Was it their take on a Tele, another Silver Sky-esque jab at Fender? Or was it just something new and stripped down? I was always in the latter camp, that the NF53 is really just a straightforward rocker, with unique PRS pickups and a vaguely Tele-inspired vibe.

So while people argue over its status as the PRS Tele, we should instead focus on what this guitar definitively is: a really good playing and good sounding instrument.

The PRS NF53 sports a Swamp Ash body with a 22 fret, 25.5″ scale length bolt-on Maple neck. Yes, that’s 25.5″, not their standard 25″. The bridge is a plate-style steel bridge, with two brass saddles. Again, not overly Tele-like I’d say. Vintage style tuners adore the Maple PRS headstock shape that looks as classy as ever.

What’s perhaps most interesting though are the new pickups. PRS is calling these their Narrowfield Deep Dish (DD) pickups. They’re technically dual coils and look to be around the size of mini-humbuckers. However, they feature taller bobbins to incorporate more winds of the pickup wire and additional metal mass between each magnet. PRS describes this design as allowing for you to maintain the high end without losing the low end or sounding too thin.

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