so like a few others on these forums, i got in on the sweetwater black friday deal. $349 shipped for my PRS SE 245 with the padded backpack style gig back. before i get to the guitar, i have to say how impressed i am by sweetwater. i bought the guitar friday at about 3am, and less then 36 hours it was in my hands. They also emailed me pictures of my actual guitar before it shipped! i think that is just too cool. when it arrived it had a note saying wait for the guitar to reach room temperature due to cold weather, so i gave it an hour and opened it up. first thing, they gave me candy, literally candy. a nice folder with invoices and care information and the such. a big square box and a nice guitar box that ill keep just in case. Stored inside its nice gig bag. Im a beginner-ish still and this is my first "nice" guitar IMO. i got my first guitar for Christmas and eventually bought a epi Dot that i enjoy but this is definitely in a different class. i get a chub when i see hard maple so i had to get it when i saw it at the price. PRS guitars had already caught my eye before, i just couldn't believe that it was so affordable. Sweetwater took their time to make sure it was ready to go, it plays perfectly. the strings drove me crazy though, i couldnt do the 9s, i gave a few hours of effort but i put 10s on it and i like it more. on to pics: some of the sweetwater ones really couldnt be happier cant wait to progress on this guitar. i can tell im almost to the point of being an actual guitar player IMO, just a bit more effort away. it will be a bit more fun with this new toy as well now i just need an amp lol. not even a fresh PRS guitar can make a fender frontman 10g sound good..why do they give these to beginners? lol it makes everyone sound like they are bad even if they know what they are doing.