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PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar

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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 comfortabl...Click To Read More About This Product

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Eminently recordable and gig-ready.

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
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great axe!!

By TommyD

from Bridgeport, CT

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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:

    I own many guitars...this can hold it's own against them all!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not what I expected... In a great way!

    By Home Hacker

    from Alabama

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

      I wanted a dual humbucker beater guitar to get some of those tones at the house. I have always had a hit or miss relationship with Epiphone guitars so I thought I would give this a shot via an open box deal.
      First, the description for the open box said there are scratches on the back and on the neck. I can't find scratch #1 on it so win for me.
      Second, the fit and finish on this is superb. MUCH better quality finish and electronics that Epiphones. The pickkups are just a tad hotter than PAF (vintage) and sound great and open.
      This was a steal for what I paid for it and I wouldn't hesitate to get another if something happened to this one.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Much better than other LP type guitars

      By Home Hacker

      from Alabama

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

        I just got this in as a blemished and I will update my review if something changes. The fit and finish are top notch. I have seen the other reviews about some possible quality control issues and I have gone over it with a fine tooth comb and cannot find anything that is sketchy. The pickups are a slightly hotter than vintage PAF type which are perfect for me. The tone is great and the feel is outstanding. It is a steal at this price.
        I have had many different dual humbucker guitars and this is my favorite. Epi's feel cheap in comparison.

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        This guitar is not worthy of the PRS name.

        By RK

        from Derby, Kansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

            Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

            After trying to tune for 30 minutes I started playing and did not even finish the first song. The sound was horrible and the controls changed it very little. I can't believe PRS is proud of this product. Maybe that is why there is no PRS logo anywhere on this guitar. If you want a PRS buy a real one. If you want a starter guitar stick with Squire.

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Horrible

            By Mike

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Fret Buzz
            • Poor Pick Up
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

              I have owned many guitars from cheap Squier to custom shop Gibsons. I have to say this is the worst I have ever owned. The nut looked like it was filled by a toddler with a hacksaw. It needs replaced. The bridge was loose on the post and leaned forward creating a sitar like sound and making it impossible to intonate. Horrible scratchy pots. Input jack was not tightened down. I always heard Paul took great pride in QC even on the SE models... Based on this guitar, that is untrue..

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Had a bad switch

              By Autumn

              from KS

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

                I love the gig bag this came with! Unfortunately, it arrived with a busted switch and I had to replace it. The switch cavity had wires tightly pinched under the broken switch. The rest of the guitar looked great and the rest of the electronics all function well.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really good budget ax

                By Chuck

                from Indiana

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                Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

                Sounds great and plays really good too. Pretty nice guitar for the money.

                 
                5.0

                What do I know!

                By Half Tempted

                from Pa.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fun guitar to play!
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about PRS SE 245 Standard Electric Guitar:

                  Nice right out of the box!

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