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With a voice that is classic, eminently recordable and gig ready, the SE 245 is perfect for traditional single-cutaway players. The 24-1/2" scale length makes this instrument instantly comfortable to ... Read More

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With a voice that is classic, eminently recordable and gig ready, the SE 245 is perfect for traditional single-cutaway players. The 24-1/2" scale length makes this instrument instantly comfortable to players who grew up using short scale guitars. Volume and tone controls for each pickup, a 3-way toggle and bird inlays, are all standard appointments. Case sold separately.

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  • Top Wood: Maple Top and Flame Maple Veneer (no veneer on opaque finishes)
  • Back Wood: Thick Mahogany
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24 1/2"
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: Wide Fat
  • Fretboard Inlays: Birds
  • Bridge: PRS Designed Stoptail
  • Tuners: PRS Designed Tuners
  • Truss Rod Cover: "PRS"
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Treble Pickup: PRS Designed SE 245 Treble Humbucker
  • Bass Pickup: PRS Designed SE 245 Bass Humbucker
  • Pickup Switching: Volume and Tone control for each pickup and 3-way toggle pickup selector on upper bout
  • Case sold separately (except Tobacco Sunburst finish, which includes gig bag)
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PRSSE 245 Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Guitar

By Brian Coonan

from Bay City, MI

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

I ordered the SE 245 in orange as a blemished guitar. Got a GREAT deal on it, but also have yet to find an actual blemish on it. This is probably the 2nd or 3rd time that I've ordered blemished equipment from GC and have never seen an actual issue. As for the guitar - would have been nice if it came with a case but for the price, and the fact that I got a PRS bag from my buddy for $10 (actually for $10 worth of beer!), it didn't bum me out too bad. Guitar arrived quickly, and packed well with no signs of damage. I think it was shipped with .09s on it - I use 10's and we're tuned down 1/2 step so when I changed the strings, I did have to do a little intonation adjustment which was SUPER easy, and quick. Played a whole night with the guitar a couple days after it arrived and it's amazing. I'd buy like 10 of these if I could. Stayed in tune all night, sounded as good as my Explorer and just rocked to play. Not to mention looking great too. I play through a Marshall JVM, and this guitar handles all the different tones pretty well. I did notice that when I was on 'clean' and my volume was down a little, it was kind of bass-y for me, but that's just something I will compensate for with EQ. All in all - these guitars are sweet - this is the 2nd one I've had (first was a Santana green one) and both were rock solid.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It'll go where you take it

By Jim Cox

from Missoula, MT

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

First off, I'm not a killer guitar player - by a long shot, but I've been playing off and on for years starting when I was 10. I'm 52 now. I do have quite a collection of guitars at this point including PRS Swampash, Several Ibanez, SG standard, Les Paul standard, Seagull A/E, etc . . . The SE 245 is different from all of them, but honestly about as nice as any of them for my ability which I would label as intermediate. I'm sure seriously accomplished players will see shortcomings most people never will. The shorter scale is always something I have to get used to,but after 10 minutes of "acclimation", it's off to the races. I REALLY like the tone and the WF neck (on some applications) and the look is off the charts nice. I'd definitely recommend this SE to anyone looking for a guitar that is likely up to anything most people can dish out.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Cameron Hocker

from New Mexico

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar to give me a more well rounded arrange of sounds for when I play for my church's praise team and it is absolutely perfect. It can handle metal, rock, country, jazz, blues, or anything else you can throw at it. The neck is superb and allows you to play up and down the frets very quickly. Sustain is killer. I've never heard a guitar hold notes for as long as this one does, especially for the same price. I also love the look of this guitar. I got the Tobacco Sunburst finish and it is beautiful. I also really enjoy the bird inlays on the fret board. If you have only ever had a starter guitar and are looking to move up in quality, this is the guitar for you.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Step up

By Ernest Simmons

from Siletz Or

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

I have owned guitar for 3 months and am fully satisfied with it. Replaces a Epi Les Paul Studio and is a better instrument in all ways. It is more attractive, better finished and sounds much clearer and far more articulate. The LP was my main guitar for 8 years but I gradually wanted a less muddy sounding guitar. Treble notes do not sink in the mud but contribute to a fuller more satisfying sound. I recommend this quitar if u want a better instrument without the added cost of a Gibson. Highly recommended.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fantastic

By luiz tastardi

from sao paulo

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

Fantastic guitar. Much ore beautiful than in pictures. And the sound is wonderful.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highest quality

By Daryl Conklin

from Warren, OH

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

I played a very expensive PRS at my Guitar Center a few months ago and have been happily thinking about it ever since. I decided to check out an SE recently because I needed to economize. WOW. I am very impressed with my new 245! The quality is absolutely amazing right down to the tuners. From a design angle, I love the bridge because it provides a stable rest for the heal of my hand while soloing. This guitar sounds great, stays in tune and looks fantastic.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect solution

By H H

from NJ

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

I've been playing on and off for about for 30 years. I was looking to replace a 1976 Les Paul Custom in Tobacco Suburst that was regrettably sold years ago. I started reading on the web and playing many different brands and styles at GC near home. I bought this PSR SE 245 in Tobacco Sunburst about three months ago and all I can say is "Wow!" The fit and finish are the same as what I observed on the Gibson Les Pauls I was looking to buy at three times the price of the PRS. The real factors are sound and play-ability. Both are incredible for the price. I walked into GC just to play the Gibson again and the first SE had just come in. They strung it up, I played it and bought it. That simple. I've been playing it as much as possible ever since. The real message here is value. I could have paid the 4K for a nice custom but I didn't have to, I've gotten the enjoyment out it. Bird inlays, tiger striped body, It's really is a beautiful guitar. Hope this helps.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By David Floth

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

I'm a huge Opeth fan, and thanks to them I learned of PRS guitars. They grab your attention visually very easily, and thanks to that I started looking into them when I was ready to move on from my Stratocaster. This is an amazing guitar! The playability is amazing, the tone is amazing, and coming from an acoustic guitar background, the neck profile was a good fit. I'm just past the "honeymoon" phase with it and I still love to play it every day. I doubt you'll find a guitar of this quality for the money. Buy one!!

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Legend Killer

By KEVIN DELAGO

from Vallejo Ca

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

We all know how Les Pauls are tone wise, how they look, feel and just the overwhelming support for them. I'm sorry, but this guitar is how they SHOULD have been made. The picks ups are both vintage sounding when you need it and perfect for modern high gain when needed to. The neck is thick but very comfortable and fast enough for shredding.In a sense it can do everything a Les Paul can do but better except for being a Gibson Les Paul. For those who want a high grade les paul but dont have the money, buy THIS guitar and drop Gibson Burstbuckers into it if you really want the tone but with better playability. I tested this guitar against all the Les Pauls GC had at the store and this PRS beat them all out, even convincing the guitar staff at GC.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Q: What does SE stand for? A: Superb Electric.

By tim marazita

from Howell NJ

Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

PRS may call them "Student Editions" but this guitar is far better than my first guitar. I took a chance and ordered this guitar sight unseen. This is an outstanding value in the electric guitar market. I have owned several high end guitars. This guitar is really nice, both aesthetically and functionally. It was set up very well right out of the box. I am a "Les Paul" player but I own several other guitars. It may not be as fat sounding as a LP but it has a nice tonal balance, good articulation on distorted chords and good harmonics. I felt comfortable with this instrument immediately. Granted, the 9 gauge strings helped. Normally I use 10�ۡ���s, but for the time being I am leaving 9�ۡ���s on it because I really like the way it sounds. The headstock was damaged, maybe at the factory because the shipping box did not have any signs of damage. I kept the guitar because it played great and sounded excellent. I didn�ۡ���t want to chance getting one that didn�ۡ���t perform as well. I am glad that I took a chance on this guitar.

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