NGD - PRS SE 245 Standard - New Bridge?

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  1. madhermit

    madhermit New Member

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    Just got this today... ordered it back in 2018, July/August I think. Apparently they kept running into issues with CITES. Maybe the Indonesian factory where they are built now was having some issues too, and PRS weren't happy with the quality, just a guess.

    So I had 2 to choose from that I unboxed. Interestingly they both had an adjustable bridge, which is not what is shown on the PRS site. Has brass saddles too it seems.

    Here is the PRS site
    https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/se/se_245_standard_2019

    The one I chose plays great, 7 lbs, and seems well built. The one I passed on had the worst binding but on the G string I have ever heard. Crazy bad and constant. Easy fix I know, but they were pretty much identical other than that.

    Anyone know if this is the way they are going now? It may explain the price jump from $650-750 CDN. (I got it for $650 which is nice).

    This is a lot of guitar for the money!

    (Also posted this on TGP, but I figure there is a better chance of finding out info here :)

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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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  3. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Very nice guitar! Congrats

    I have seen the same, looks like they changed to the adjustable bridge on the newer models.

    Another positive review of the MII guitars. :cool:
     
  4. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Sweet, I like the finish on that top!
     
  5. madhermit

    madhermit New Member

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    Well, of the two I played, the one had that crazy bad nut. It would ping-ping-ping over and over as you tuned up, then down, then up, then down. Never heard one that bad before. Should not have got past QC. A couple of things on mine that I don't care about, but I found a bit odd. The knobs had micro scratches all over them. Looked like they were slid over a rough surface a bunch of times. Also, a couple of scratches on the bridge, and the pickups look a little scratched up too. Overall, I don't care, but just thought it wasn't up to normal PRS QC.
    I opened both from their shipping boxes myself (cut the tape). The one I chose didn't have a hang tag, but the other did. I would say mine feels like it was hanging around somewhere for a while getting worked on or something. I don't know why it took so long to get to Canada.

    BUT, I am very happy with it. It will get the crappola played out of it.
     
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  6. madhermit

    madhermit New Member

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    Me too! I always wanted a burst on mahogany from PRS. They have always done it really well! Back in the day I wanted the Standard 22 in this finish. I think they made a satin version at one point too. YUM.
     
  7. GuitarJammin

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    Nice! I've been thinking of adding a hard tail SE to the collection now, for when i know i'll be abusive or have a buddy over without a guitar. These improvements are sending me more and more over the fence.
     
  8. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Mine (SE Std22) not quite as nice looking as yours, but I like the burst too.

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  9. madhermit

    madhermit New Member

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    I think I like the black pickups better on yours. Nice axe!
     
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  10. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Those are some good looking se.... I’m tired of seeing all these beautiful se, compare to my S2...
     
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  11. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    No contest Eddie, your S2 beats both of these SEs put together. ;)
     
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    Eddie kim New Member

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    Thanks. When I purchased my S2, I was sooooo drugged up, that I really didn’t take a good look at the guitar. I just assumed that S2 would have the tops like the pictures on the PRS site.
     
  13. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Your Violin Amber Burst looks beautiful. :cool:
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    Congrats!
     
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    NICE !
    Really great feel to this guitar.
    This my Carmela ordered in February got her last week. Same bridge too.
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  16. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Nice guitar DKJ!
     
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  17. madhermit

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    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    I've been eyeing that one, and some of the other 245s at Dave's. I also like the red one, adjustable bridge, black pup rings. :cool:

    I got a nice SE Std 22 there recently, and it's a fine guitar too. There is something about getting such nice guitars for so little money.
     
  19. madhermit

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    Yup! Stupid good deal.
     
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