With a voice that is classic, eminently recordable and gig ready, the all new PRS SE 245 is perfect for traditional single-cutaway players.
The 24.5" 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.
Without a doubt, this new SE model from Paul Reed Smith is THE best Single Cut guitar without a G on the headstock.
We start with a beautifully shaped headstock, the same design that PRS have used for years, a gloss black finish to the front and back, the front has a large truss rod cover with PRS in silver capitals, and we have 'SE 245' also in silver script.
The PRS SE 245 has a 'wide fat' neck, broadly a C shape, with a nut width of 43mm, and a gloss finish to the back. The Rosewood fingerboard is unbound, with excellent fretwork and finishing, and, best of all, PRS's now trademark bird inlays, until recently reserved for the most expensive of PRS's American made guitars, now featuring on the SE range as well.
The Mahogany neck joins the Mahogany body at the 16th fret on the treble side and the 20th on the treble, the cutaway here has a dose of extra chamfering allowing excellent access to all 22 frets.
The back of the 245's body is pretty flat and plain, only a bit of ribcage chamfering and 2 black plastic electrics access plates. This gloss black model has Maple binding around the top, apart from that, all is black!
We have a traditional layout of controls and pickups, so a 3 way selector switch on the upper bout, and a dark amber tone and volume control for each pickup.
The bridge is PRS's usual wrap around style combined bridge and tailpiece, all beautifully set up by the excellent Korean factory.
The pickups themselves are open coil 'zebra' styles, specially designed by PRS for this SE 245, and this is instanly clear when you first plug the 245 in. Both pickups offer so much clarity and depth of tone, this is definately not just a looker, this guitar plays and sounds wonderful.
The controls are different to how you might expect, but they could be easily swapped around if you're used to a certain set up. The bridge pickup has plenty a snap and a bright punch, giving plenty of jange on the clean channel, and plenty of brittleness on the lead for piercing solo work.
The neck pickup has more of the bass you;d expect, and is an excellent drive channel rhythm player, great for all rock and blues situations, and between the 2 pickups, the 245 will prove to be a very versatile instrument.
I'll say it again - Without a doubt, this new SE 245 model from Paul Reed Smith is THE best Single Cut guitar without a G on the headstock.
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
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When Interlink Express deliver:
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• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
• If not convenient you can use the email to change the delivery date
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.