The tuners sound like John Mann’s. I have a few sets I bought from him. If he’s not modifying ones you send him, then they won’t have the PRS logo. It’s the same OEM tuners that PRS uses on the SEs — just modded.
Congrats on the new-to-you guitar! It’s a fine looking instrument.
Stick around. Who knows? Maybe someday you will wake up and say “Today is the day I’m going to buy a(nother?) PRS.” Stranger things have happened.
Besides, this is the only guitar forum that doesn’t raise the blood pressure of its members. Stick around for your own health.
The big difference is that the SC has a 25” scale vs the 245’s short scale. The other difference is that it is thinner. To me, those are reasons to get a SC over a 245. But as you can tell, opinions differ.
I don’t know the neck carve of the SC in SE form, but if you like the Pattern Regular...
Everyone should have a Tele, if just to have a common reference point. Its total lack of sophistication is its main attraction. And no one feels bad about beating on a Tele. (I would never treat a PRS like I treat a Tele).
Ah... the SE Standard. That was the gateway drug that introduced me to the intoxicants produced by PRS. (I bought my first S2 less than a year later, so addiction *can* happen)
Congrats and welcome to the club! Will you be photographing your guitar before or after your mods?