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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by ysmth, May 17, 2018.
Nice! Makes me want tequila for some reason!
Wow! Like a beautiful sunset.
Now that I've had this guitar in my possession for a few days, I figure it's time to share the full story.
2013 Artist pack SC245, Brazilian Fretboard, Maple Neck, 57/08 uncovered pickups.
My first Artist PRS! woohoo!
I love the neck, it feels great and I wasn't sure what to expect with the maple.
I'm not sure if the frets are bigger (jumbo?) than my other guitars - but I'll get them all out for a family photo soon enough and compare them a bit closer.
We don't get many BRW PRS guitars here in Australia, so I couldn't resist this one when it came up on Reverb. It has the 'USA only' on the headstock.
I got to play a few songs at a local jam Thursday night which was fun and I can't wait to play it loud with my own kit soon. All things are looking positive that this could be my #1 guitar for sure.
Pics from the dealer below. I've been too busy playing to bother taking any of my own photos. (except the control layout, while I still ponder moving the volume controls around to be a more traditional LesPaul/594 layout)
Man alive, she’s a beauty!
I just joined. So I am new. I bought a NOS cherry sunburst 2017 PRS SE-245. Love it. Very LP.
I can see moving up to the SC245. The story is that once you get hooked on any PRS you do not change brands but just move to a better model.
The SE-245 not only has a totally pro sound the fit and finish are flawless. Mine came set up right out of the box. I bought a Fender Custom Shop Strat and had to put $200.00 in it before I was happy playing it! It is no exaggeration that value for money there are zero guitars as good for the money. The SE-245 even blows away my reissue 59 LP Special!
DAAAAAAAAANNNGG! That's just stupid beautiful dude! Now please excuse me while I go and change my shorts....
I’ll bump the thread.
Curious for your thoughts on Swamp Ash versus Mahogany for the back wood in terms of impact on tone. I’ve never been able to play one to compare. Most are paired with maple necks which I find too bright for my tastes.
It’s no doubt true that ash is brighter, but it certainly seems to work well with this mahogany neck. While woods definitely affect tone, it’s all about combinations, and I think pickup and amp choices are more relevant.
My only singlecut PRS is a core Starla. I have a dozen Les Pauls and a McNaught VSC so when it came to PRSs I kinda felt like I didn't need more singlecuts.
After looking through this thread I'm starting to feel differently about it...
I do like the Starla; it plays great and has a very different voice from all my other PRSs. It's a good, plain workhorse guitar. Feels and behaves somewhat like a Les Paul Special, a model I like and have an affinity for. But the Starla has that cool Gretschy/bluesbilly sound, less in-your-face than P90s but still bright and retro flavored. It cured me of my desire for a CVT, anyway. Coil splits can take it to the fringes of Tele territory.
I've been happy with it. Now I think I need to find myself a thoroughbred too, though. A beautiful, upscale singlecut. Some of the axes in this thread are truly gorgeous.
You could go with a SC Trem for variety!
Thanks. Agree with you that the pickups, wiring and amp choices impact the final sound quite a bit. The sum of the parts matter. I find each wood has its own fundamental tone space, which then gets colored by layering different types of woods with electronics. More subtle variations by body type (DC vs SC), bridge choice, pickup choice, then amp design and speaker output.
I resisted alder and maple neck guitars for years, then I tried the Severn and love it, go figure!
Found a couple of pics of some of my previous SCs. First up, this was ordered the moment the model was announced. 2000 Singlecut with moons, in McCarty Burst:
SC58 Artist; Ebony fretboard, 53/10s. The color is Burnt Almod. Do I ever wish I’d kept this one!
Thanks for the porn Les...boiiiiinnngggg
I remember the Burnt Almond one. When I got back into playing guitar, I bought a Exp Ltd Cu24 in that finish and it was a beauty!
I traded it in for my first electric PS, Miss Pernie. It’s come up for sale a couple times since.
Love this one! Perfect example of quilted Tiger Eye. So with this and your Bahama Blue TOL SCT, you’ve got the earth and sea covered in the coveted SC art medium!