Differtens between an SE and an SE Standard

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Berten, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Berten

    Berten New Member

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    Hello everybody. I've recently bought a killer SE 245 (in metallic gold - I know this thread is worthless without pictures, but I have not had the opportunity to have a photo session with the guitar since all I do is go to work, come home and play guitar (yes life is beautiful this way)). It's an amazing guitar and plays wonderfull.
    So after doing some internet searching, I stumbled on a page of somebody reviewing different guitars, mentioning a SE 245 standard. Now I looked on the official PRS site and I was wondering what the big difference is between the SE 245 and now new a SE 245 standard. And which one is better?
     
  2. Mixstar

    Mixstar Just too tired . . .

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  3. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    The Standards are all mahogany body and neck. No maple on the top. Both have a rosewood board. And the new SE Standards are not made in Korea but in Indonesia.
     
  4. Berten

    Berten New Member

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    so it's better to save up a little bit more to buy the reguler SE and not the standard... now i'm looking into the custom 24 collection. found a nice platinum standard for not that much money... but i believe the extra layer of maple on top does a lot to the sound of the guitar, or am i completely wrong for that?
     
  5. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    IMO, it isn't that the Standard is inferior to the SE. Just different. As you alluded to, the maple cap will add some highs to your tone. If you are a guy that loves midrange (like me) you could prefer the Standard.
     

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