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PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst 

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Overview

  • Top Wood: Maple Top and Flame Maple Veneer (no veneer on opaque finishes)
  • Back Wood: Thick Mahogany
  • Number of Frets: 22
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A traditional single-cutaway given the PRS touch.

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.

Features

  • 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)

Quality that's uncut, unadulterated. Order the SE 245 today.

 
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PRSSE 245 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (9)
    • Practicing (9)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Rock concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great guitar - highly recommended

    A PRS fan will absolutely love to add this affordable model to their collection.

    Those thinking about a Gibson Les Paul Studio should check this guitar out before making a decision....Read complete review

    A PRS fan will absolutely love to add this affordable model to their collection.

    Those thinking about a Gibson Les Paul Studio should check this guitar out before making a decision.
    2 Volume, 2 Tone knobs - pots are pretty responsive and does a good job allowing players to customize tone from subtle and clean, to hard overdrive sound.

    Stop tail is solid, tuners hold well. Very basic setup, but does it well.
    Excellent fit and finish. Flawless top and body. Smooth neck, and excellently set up from the factory.

    Beautiful guitar. Compared to more expensive Gibson Les Paul Studios, the PRS SE 245 is a league above.

    Pick ups are excellent out of the box. I initially thought I would want to swap them out with McCarty's or Dragon II's, but I may stick with them a while. The neck pick up is fat, but clear. The bridge pick up doesn't get too hot, but is amply responsive and crisp.
    Great guitar and a great price. High quality instrument at an affordable price point. Closer to USA-made PRS in quality (I own a USA Custom 24 and an SE Custom 22) than other SE models.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Easy on the eyes..just a one night fling

    I was initially struck by how similar this model is to a 1990 model Les Paul Studio I owned and learned to play on. I immediately felt at home on the PRS. Now comes...Read complete review

    I was initially struck by how similar this model is to a 1990 model Les Paul Studio I owned and learned to play on. I immediately felt at home on the PRS. Now comes the bad part and the reason I'm writing this review. I played this guitar maybe four times and on the forth time and in front of an audience, I got no sound from the bridge pickup. Musician's Friend allowed me to return it for credit because it was after the 45 day return period (only by a few weeks). This experience has left me feeling skeptical of PRS imports. I've played for 25+ years and never had a guitar die on me like that let alone one that's brand new.

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    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good guitar

    By sjc588

    from Fincastle, Va

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Does Not Come With A Case

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

    Good guitar at the price, but however, it does not include a case, Guitars at this price should come with a case

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Even better than I expected

    By nobody special

    from Tokyo, Japan

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Haven't Dicovered Any Yet

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

    I had been wanting a Gibson Les Paul for years and played many lesser guitars Telecaster copies and epi Les Pauls but could never justify the cost then I discovered the PRS se245 I bought mine used level 2 from MF The Tobacco burst on mine is darker than pictured and is one of the most beautiful Guitars I've seen at any price the fit and finish is smooth with no jagged edges on the frets and no fret buzz or pick up noise. A great value and a fantastic guitar that I would recommend to anyone. Thanks Musicians friend

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    (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Easy on the eyes..just a one night fling

    By jamlabor

    from pittsburgh

    About Me Experienced

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

          I was initially struck by how similar this model is to a 1990 model Les Paul Studio I owned and learned to play on. I immediately felt at home on the PRS. Now comes the bad part and the reason I'm writing this review. I played this guitar maybe four times and on the forth time and in front of an audience, I got no sound from the bridge pickup. Musician's Friend allowed me to return it for credit because it was after the 45 day return period (only by a few weeks). This experience has left me feeling skeptical of PRS imports. I've played for 25+ years and never had a guitar die on me like that let alone one that's brand new.

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          5.0

          Awesome Guitar for a Good Price

          By Rbudding

          from Iowa

          About Me Experienced

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            Cons

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                Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

                I actually own a Gibson Les Paul standard, but I wanted a guitar that I could heavily customize and play without worrying about a scratch or a ding here or there. Pickups are good and very versatile. The tuners could stand to be switched out, I am going to put in locking ones. I absolutely love the smaller scale length. Really great.

                This guitar deserves to be checked out

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Phenomenal QUALITY

                By dogsbrekky

                from NY

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                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

                  I went to Sxx Axh on W48th in NY today to buy a PRS SE Bernie Marsden but alas they have none in stock and indeed none in the USA.. so I played 14 different guitars to kill some time...

                  I played 4 different PRS SE guitars, 2 PRS (US) guitars, 2 Shecters, and 4 different USA made Gibson guitars ranging fromn $7xx-$9xxx.. but wow wee.... the QC on the PRS KILLS the Chrysler like QC of the Gibson's, merely GIBSON in name today it seems .... very disappointing for GIBSON but not surprising given South Korea's leap in technology especially for manufacturing.... clearly Paul Reed Smith cares about quality..........

                  The best quality of ALL the guitars I played was a $7xx PRS SE 245 Ltd guitar... Rolls Royce quality.. I mean IMPECCABLE, sublime and I should know we manufacture products in S Korea, NYC, LA, Tokyo, India, Australia and China and seriously the Korean quality to price ratio is the best for anything but for guitars even the absolute quality is amazing.... on par or better than USA....

                  MY only bug bear was the FAT turkey neck at the base and thin scale at the neck.. drove me nuts but as a lifelong STRAT player it may just be my problem.... also those fliipin birds on the fretboard drove me nuts as I got the extra long scale 12th fret mixed up with the 15th etc... MY BAD.....

                  I also liked the PUPS on this puppy, very perky when required and filthy nasty when cranked...

                  Startling stuff but when rated I gave the PRS guitars all 90/100 upwards and apart from a 59' Gibson with PERFECT tone, build and WEIGHT none of the USA Gibsons, Schecters, ESP etc could come close to the PRS...

                  The USA made PRS were even a notch higher.. great stuff.. but pricey.. but for $5xx-$7xx check out a PRS SE KOREAN (Sth) made axe... great stuff

                  but this is a guitar for blues, rock, jazz NOT speedy HEAVY METAL...the FAT Turkey neck takes some speed out of the equation...........

                  I also liked the Schecter Solo 6 Custom but some of the finish came off in my hands in a simple 10 minute session

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                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Guitar for the Money

                  By Stratman1

                  from Salem, Wi

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

                    I ordered/purchased this guitar from my local music store in Tortoise Shell. After it arrived I hated the color, but it played so nice that I had to have it. PRS SE's are great guitars for the money. I also own and SE Santana that I love. After replacing the pups to 57 classics, this guitar sounds fantastic through my Marshhall TSL601. My wife solved the color issue for me. I am going to have custom graphics created for it. Our nephew was a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq. I am honoring him with his portrait on this guitar. I can't wait to see the final product.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great feel and sound

                    By Drastion

                    from Wahpeton ND

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Recording

                    Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

                    Honestly I wasn't sure I was going to like it. My previous favorite being an Ibanez with super thin original wizard neck. Now after playing this really comfortable and well finished neck. The Ibanez feels like I have a cellphone for a neck. The guitar is not heavy but has a nice heft to it that feels great. The wrap around bridge also give a perfectly smooth and comfortable palm rest. Loving this guitar far more than I expected to may be a prs convert now. Really any of the prs se line is a fantastic value for the money. Great fret work great looking finish. Do yourself a favor and try one of these guitars out for yourself.

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                    5.0

                    GREAT mid level guitar

                    By LooseAffiliation

                    from Lincoln, NE

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Finish
                    • Good Tone
                    • Nice Gig Bag
                    • Price Point
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Large Se Headstock Logo

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Live Rig
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

                    if you are on a budget, this one should be on your short list. it's korean made but the PRS attention to detail still shines thru. this guitar into OCD into AC30 = righteous Classic Rock and Southern Rock tone.

                    I'm completely satisfied.

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    very impressed

                    By BostonRocks

                    from Westchester,NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Clean Tones
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics
                    • Stays in tune
                    • Very Good Distortion
                    • Very Warm Sound

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Rocking out
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

                    Very good guitar. Very good distortion. Especially good for classic rock. Boston, Foreigner, Van Halen.

                    I bought this for my son who has been playing guitar for 8 yrs. He has a stratocaster style G&L already. This is his first LP style guitar. I read all the reviews and compared many of the similar guitars in this price range and this is imo the best for the price. I have listened to him play it for the past 2 weeks and it sounds great. He is very impressed with this guitar as stated above.

                    Musician's Friend customer service was great!

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Guitar For Intermediate Player

                    By Tremontilia

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about PRS SE 245 Electric Guitar:

                      I played a crummy cheap Lyon guitar for two years before buying this based on my admiration for Mark Tremonti. This guitar was a huge upgrade from what I was playing and I must say that for the price, this is the best guitar I've ever played. I have a Line 6 Spider IV amp that sounds excellent with this guitar. The SE feels very durable and may be a bit on the heavy side, but none of this inhibits the great crunching and smooth tones put forth by the stock pickups. My next guitar will definitely be a PRS and I'd reccomend this guitar for anyone who is either played for a year or two, or just wants a feasible instrument to jam on.

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