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.
PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined
Meticulous design delivering sonic fidelity, player ergonomics, and revolutionary tuning stability.
PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Modern locking technology with vintage elegance, these tuners promote tone transfer for a louder, more resonant instrument.
PRS 85/15 “S”
Uncovered pickups designed to PRS’s specifications with clarity and extended high and low end – perfect for modern applications.
- Body Construction Solidbody
- Top Wood Maple
- Back Wood Mahogany
- Top Carve Violin
- Finish High Gloss Nitro
- Number of Frets 24
- Scale Length 25"
- Neck Wood Mahogany
- Neck Construction One-Piece
- Truss Rod PRS Double-Acting
- Neck Shape Pattern Thin
- Neck Depth at the 1/2 Fret 53/64"
- Neck Depth at the 12 1/2 Fret 57/64"
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 11/16"
- Neck Width at the Body 2 1/4"
- Fretboard Wood Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius 10"
- Fretboard Inlay Birds
- Headstock Logo Signature, Inlaid
- Neck/Body Assembly Set
- Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
- Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
- Hardware Type Nickel
- Nut PRS
- Truss Rod Cover "Custom"
- Treble Pickup 85/15
- Bass Pickup 85/15
- Controls Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
- Strings PRS Signature 10-46
- Tuning Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
- Case Hardshell Case
- Options 10 Top with Hybrid Hardware