NGD - SE 245 Standard

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  1. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    This beauty arrived on a rainy Chicago Sunday, and made my day. The setup on this guitar is great right out of the box, high E still in pitch. The smooth bevels of the top are gorgeous, and the wood still retains the PRS luster finish. It sounds amazing plugged in. No tarnishing on the fingers, and Inspected on 09/03/2020. Thanks "Joe"! Strings seems fresh and fine.

    There was some question as to what this guitar was going to be, as it was ordered as a 2018 model and the Serial number checks out as a CTIC (but on the PRS site CTIB is listed for 2019 and 2020).

    So, what seems wrong in some of these pictures?

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    Those birds go from here to yaya!
     
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  2. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Buzz! I'll take pickups for $200..."What is the neck pickup?"

    Seems like they ran out of neck pickups, and perhaps rotated a bridge pickup bobbin...or the pickup itself! Is there any diff between 245 S bridge and neck pickups?

    I checked my other open coils, seems the test hole is on the same side (bottom E) on the other PRSi.

    Anyway, love this beast!
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations, cracking guitar!
     
  4. bodia

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

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    Nope, that's the correct orientation. Here's a pic of my '97 Santana and '91 Std and SE Bernie Marsden.

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    Congrats on a great looking guitar!
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The OP might be on to something here JB!
     
  6. bodia

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

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    Every PRS I have, covered pickups too, has the screws against the bridge, and the screws against the neck. The only exception would be the Paul's Guitar, the MEV and the SSH. Those 3 have the slugs next to the neck. Am I missing something in his post????
     
  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It all looks great to me.
    Enjoy.
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I re-read his second post. The test holes are oriented differently on the bridge pickup, in comparison to your Bernie.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    Ah, yes they are. I didn't look that close. How does this compare to yours?
     
  10. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    That’s a fine looking SE.
    Congrats!
     
  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Always good to have an excuse to share a pic of this beauty!

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    Mine aren’t zebras, but you can see they’re the same as yours.

    I think the OP is maybe right that they’ve put a bridge pickup in.

    @ScottR do you want to wade in?
     
  12. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Glad I'm not crazy. Is there a difference between 245 S neck and bridge pickups? If not the flip wouldn't make much diff. The pole pieces are in the "correct" places. Would flipping a bridge pickup for the neck make phase issues?

    It sounds great so I'm not changing anything. Maybe this adds the Peter Green out of phase thing or something.

    Another thing is none of the advertisements or even the PRS site displays 245 Standard with the adjustable brass saddle wrap bridge. All the pics are the non adjust kind. Very happy to have the adjustable and brass!
     
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  13. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Love it!
     
  14. Wakester

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    this is my 2018 SE245, post modifications. the pickups are as they came on it.
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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That fretboard!
     
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  16. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    I think the OP meant the stoptail bridge that is adjustable type, not fixed-intonation like before. I've seen many SE 245 STD, as well as maple-topped SE 245 being sold these days come equipped with this upgrade, without notification on PRS website.
     
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  17. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Yes, that is what I meant. It was a good decision to do so by PRS, brass and strings go together well IMHO.
     
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