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PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar

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1425086174684838018
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The SE Standard 245 has a classic voice that is eminently recordable and gig-ready. The 24.5" scale length makes this instrument instantly comfortable to players who prefer short-scale guitars. Classi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$4290
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Overview

The SE Standard 245 has a classic voice that is eminently recordable and gig-ready. The 24.5" scale length makes this instrument instantly comfortable to players who prefer short-scale guitars. Classic PRS appointments include a set Wide Fat mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, PRS-Designed stoptail bridge, tuners, and 245 humbuckers. The all-mahogany body is reminiscent of Paul's first pre-factory instruments and offers a warm, woody tone.

Since 2001, the SE Series has been offering incredible quality and great tone at affordable prices. The introduction of the SE Standard models represents a significant extension of the SE Series into the <$500 price point. The goal of the SE Series has always been to provide a quality instrument to players of all levels one that would not fight the player, but encourage him or her to start and to keep playing. PRS is proud to extend this promise to an even more attainable price point with the SE Standard lineup.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Flame
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Wide fat
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Birds
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HS
  • Neck: SE 245 bass humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: SE 245 treble humbucker
  • Brand: PRS
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: PRS stoptail
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: PRS designed tuners
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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PRSSE 245 Standard Electric Guitar
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar for the price

By Jonny

from Kennesaw, GA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

I had to give this review because the one previous review seemed inaccurate. He is correct that out of the box, the intonation is off, but that can be adjusted by two small allen wrench screws in the back of the bridge. Perhaps that didn't work for him, but he didn't mention trying to fix the intonation.

I will agree that the pickups are voiced for hard rock and not very versatile. I personally wasn't a fan of them and opted to replace them with some Duncan Whole Lotta Humbuckers. After the change, I don't have a better sounding guitar.

(5 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Intonation Way Off

By TomDC

from Raleigh, NC

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

      Purchased the PRS SE 245 Standard online and it was delivered to my GC store in Raleigh in 2 days! The buying process was terrific and the guitar looked great on arrival. Unfortunately, the guitar's intonation was way off, particularly high on the fret board. I thought at first that the strings just needed stretching, but the intonation problems persisted. Also, I was not pleased with the guitar's clean tones. Both pickups sound best when driven. It really sustains beautifully when fully driven. This is definitely a rock guitar. Forget jazz. I ended up returning the guitar to my GC store for a full refund. No problem with the refund process.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid Unique and Good Looking Workhorse of a Guitar

      By MajorMayhem

      from North Carolina

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

        Love it. Its heavy, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Just know that it definitely has some mass to it. Looks great, quality is great and sounds great. I use a modelling amp most of the time for practice and this guitar sounds like a beast for metal and rock. Its a rock solid workhorse of a guitar and I personally like it just as much as any comparable Les Paul I've played. The neck is smooth and silky, the controls work and feel great and the overall feel and quality of the guitar are wonderful.

        My only complaint would be the bevel on the edges of the body. The Tremonti has more of a beveled shape and I believe is a bit smaller and lighter. I only with the SE had a similarly aggressive bevel to make the body just a bit more comfortable.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very satisfied with my purchase

        By Amartn

        from Athens, GA

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

            Mostly, I just play guitar for the enjoyment that I get out of it. I am very happy with the PRS SE 245 standard that I purchased. I feel that one of the great things about the PRS SE line is that you will get a lot of guitar for the money. I have felt the same way with the other SE's that I have owned. If your not looking to spend a ton of money for a top of the line instrument and want something mainly for learning on, playing in your home, or even performing, I feel the SE 245 would be a good choice. The 245 definitely feels similar to a Les Paul. It is a single cut guitar, however it may be somewhat lighter than some of the Gibsons. I do feel a difference in string tension from the scale length. The 245 strings are easy to bend, which may take a little getting used to. Overall, I am very satisfied with how the instrument sounds/feels and would recommend it to anyone looking for a single cut in the under $600 range.

             
            1.0

            Big Disappointment

            By Phreddy P. Bass

            from Orlando, FL

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            Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

            Although the website said In Stock and Ready To Ship, it took two weeks to receive my guitar, which I thought was excessive. Then, upon unpacking my purchase, I observed a perfectly round dent right on the top of the guitar, as if a marble had been dropped from a third floor balcony. I opted to return the instrument to my local Guitar Center tetail store. The return process was quick and painless, but the overall experience left a bad taste in my mouth, as I was paying for a first-quality, factory-fresh item, not a factory second or blem. Lesson learned. No more internet purchases of items like guitars. Hands-on only.

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