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  1. 62caster

    62caster New Member

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    Looking at two options from a friend of mine who is looking to consolidate and get a core model:

    1. Mint 2018 SE 245, $380

    2. Slightly Used 2016 S2 Standard 22, $700

    Which would you rather have and why?
     
  2. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I'd go with the 245 and a pickup change. Classic shape, love the short scale.
     
  3. 62caster

    62caster New Member

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    I was thinking about a PU change if I went the SE route. Not sure what the consensus is on these new 2018 SE pickups.
     
  4. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I think I am in the minority, but I actually like my S2 Standard 22s (I have two) better than my Core guitars. They just feel more "at home" for me. So, naturally, I'm gonna say do the S2, lol!! Though, you can't lose with either choice!
     
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  5. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    On their individual merits, the S2. The SE guitars are nice, but the S2 series is still a league above.

    But if you have any motivation towards either style, you really can't miss.
     
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  6. 62caster

    62caster New Member

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    It's just hard to pass up an essentially new SE 245 for $380. He bought it off Sweetwater for over $600 not too long ago.
     
  7. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    What color are they?;)
     
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  8. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    They're so different from one another.

    SE245: short scale length, stop bar bridge, 2 vol 2 tone, thick body, fatter neck, non-locking tuners
    S2: longer scale length, trem bridge, one vol one tone, thinner body, skinnier neck, locking tuners

    You should play each and go with whichever you like better.
     
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  9. 62caster

    62caster New Member

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    Yes! I should mention I have played them both. I really can't decide. They are both good in their own merits. I'd say the S2 is probably a "better" guitar (whatever that means), but the SE is such a steal it's hard to turn down.
     
  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I'd decide based on which guitar I liked best. yeah, sounds simple. But, one is basically LP syle, other has a trem and is double cut. Different enough that one of them should appeal to me more than the other once I play and feel them. And if it's the 245, you've got the money left over for a nice pickup swap.

    Those guitars are different enough that playing them should create a preference.
     
  11. 62caster

    62caster New Member

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    Yeah - it's tough. I guess maybe I like the S2 a little better? I just don't know if it's worth almost double.
     
  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    ‘Worth’ is entirely subjective.

    ‘A little better’ can be worth a lot. Or it can be worth less than a lot, depending on you.
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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  14. WD 3D

    WD 3D Green is the new blue...

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    Yeah, this is a no brainer... both.
     
  15. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Depends on where your values lie. The S2 has superior wood, finish, frets, nut, tuners, knobs. But that doesn't mean squat if it doesn't scratch the itch.

    Tell him you'll take both for a grand. :D
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    $900
     
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  17. 62caster

    62caster New Member

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    Well! I'm going to go with the SE. Right now, with money being a bit tight, I think it's a safe bet. Plus later on, a great platform to mod. This russian dude's review helped:



    No clue what he's saying but it sounds awesome.
     
  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Solid choice!
     
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  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Obviously you should offer him a G note for both!:D
     
  20. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Oops... should have read all the posts first! Lol!
     

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