Should have went with the Tremonti.
I have a hard time with the wide/fat necks as well.
The SC245 is a beautiful guitar but I really think you're going to have buyers remorse because of the neck.
I hope I'm wrong.
Based on a lot things I've read on different guitar forums over the years, I think PRS owners have developed a reputation of being "cork sniffers". I've read/heard comments that the majority of people who own PRS instruments are often doctors, lawyers, and professionals who earn a handsome...
All depends on your style of playing, I guess.
I grew up playing guitars with Floyd Rose trems that were "decked", meaning the baseplate sat flush with the body thus preventing it from being pulled up. Playing a guitar with a floating trem just feels "spongy" and unstable to me.
I would also...
I will say that when I installed mine, I had to plug and redrill the holes for the trem claw.
Not a big deal and well worth it to be able to use the tremol-no, IMO.
Another option may be to just use an "L" bracket and allen screw, like shown below.
I installed a Tremol-no and set it up to dive only.
It helps tuning stability and eliminates worries of all your strings going out of tune should you break a string.
Floating trems are cool if your Steve Vai but seriously ... how often do any of you pull up on the trem?
I have a Tremol-no on my Tremonti SE Custom ... no problems.
I'd suggest NOT taking all the strings off when changing strings.
Just change them one at a time to help ensure consistant pressure on the Tremol-no.
I put a pair in my SE245 and they were just "okay".
A little weak and not enough mids and/or definition.
I ended up putting a PRS Deep Dish II in the bridge and man, what a difference!
To answer your question ... I think you'll be disappointed.
I installed one on my Tremonti SE Custom.
Had to dowel and redrill for the new trem claw.
Not a big deal but it made an "easy install"a little more time consuming.
Good product though ... works like a charm! :)
The Tremonti SE Custom has a floating trem.
The Tremol-no enables me to...
I also dealt with Jack at Northeast when I bought my Tremonti SE Custom .... great guy and awesome service!
I did a few mods to mine as well and I really love this guitar, especially the wide/thin neck!
* PRS 1985 Reissue T/B pickups
* Rewired all controls ala Les Paul