Here at ProAdioLand, we often get asked for personal gear recommendations. And while all of us here have our particular favorites, what works for our needs might be different from yours. But with that in mind, we often come across something that we feel many players would enjoy if they only knew a bit more about it. With that in mind, I would like to spotlight the PRS SE 245 electric guitar, a vintage-inspired short-scale electric that combines great style, amazing features and best of all, an excellent price tag. Starting at $629, it's hard to find a better deal out there for a guitar of this quality.
If you're the type of player who prefers the look, sound and feel of a Les Paul as opposed to a Fender Telecaster, you'll be instantly at home with the SE 245. Featuring dual vintage-voiced humbuckers, a beveled mahogany top, wide mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays and versatile tone controls, this is anything but a bare-bones electric.
Features aside, this is also one beautiful guitar, featuring the quality, craftsmanship, and looks of an electric that would probably go for a grand or more. The action, in particular, is excellent, making playing a smooth experience through and through. And while the wide neck might give certain smaller-handed players some pause, don't worry -- I'm the same and found the neck size a non-issue as I was easily able to maneuver around the fretboard without a hitch.
Apart from great looks, the SE 245 is no slouch in the tone department either. The equipped SE 245 treble and bass humbuckers feature vintage tones that equally ideal for the studio or the stage. Paired with a quality tube amp and the SE 245 is a vintage-flavored beast. Furthermore, the individual volume and tone knobs allow you to control the sound of each humbucker, making the SE a lot more versatile than it looks.
Other features include a beveled maple top, mahogany back, rosewood fretboard, nickel hardware, and a 3-way toggle switch.
All in all, the PRS SE 245 is an excellent guitar for short scale neck players looking for an affordable Les Paul styled electric that doesn't compromise on looks, quality, sound or playability. In fact, after taking a closer look at this electric, I decided to buy one myself!
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