Best PRS SE model?

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  1. dcarroll

    dcarroll Member

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    Hi All,

    I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a PRS SE guitar, something to have fun with and not worry too much if I take it places.

    Any thoughts on the best quality of the current lineup? I don't have a chance to play one in person right now. I like all types of pickups (P90s, SCs, and HBs).

    Going to be played through a 68 DR. Thanks.
     
  2. tonydetiger

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    My personal favorite is the SE Soapbar II.
     
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  3. SPROING!

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    Is there a best? I mean, they're all from the same factory, right? Which one do you like the most? That's the best one.

    But I agree with @tonydetiger
    Single cut soapbar for me, too.


    Oops. Different one. I'm thinking of the 245. That's the one I like.

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  4. scolfax

    scolfax Supporting Member

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    I just pulled the trigger on a PRS SE Bernie Marsden. Will let you know on Friday!
     
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    I just got an Indonesian SE245. It is perfect. Plain as hell but perfect for what I wanted. I played a Santana. It was also great.
     
  6. doublescale1

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    I found this SE Soapbar II single cut at a local shop used. It was hardly used at all. What a great playing guitar for very low money. Hard to go wrong with the Soapbar slab mahogany guitars - the electric guitar in it's most elegantly simple form but with tones that will surprise and delight you.
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  7. Lewguitar

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    I like the Bernie and the 245 if you want a thick body and a short 24.5" scale similar to a Les Paul.

    The semi hollow Zack Myers is nice too and has the short 24.5" scale.

    But I went for the SE Singlecut because I like the 25" PRS scale. Got two of them.

    The SE's are not the equal of my PRS Custom 22's, but theyre excellent guitars.
     
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    I know you're not talking acoustic, but my PRS SE Angelus Standard is the greatest acoustic I've ever played, regardless of price...
     
  9. Blue Light

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    I played an SE Custom 22 Semi Hollow the other day that was surprisingly fine. I was actually there to look at a new Vox amp and this SE was hanging there so I plugged in. Damn. Nice. A real eye-opener for me. Of course, the amp might have helped a lot.
     
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    I've played a bunch of them, and while I liked all of them, one is by far my favorite...the Bernie Marsden.
     
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    Bernie. Would love to know why the discontinued it. Maybe his name didn't have enough pull? Idk but the guitar itself just slays.
     
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    I like my santana. The fat neck and shorter scale length are a good combo for my hands.
     
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    Marsden or Zach Myers. Both unique and have killer necks. I love my ZM SE, plays great and sounds fine for a $600 PRS.
     
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    SE Custom 24 Floyd for me.
     
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    I like the Zach Myers a lot, but the Marsden model is great too.
     
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    The SE 245 is almost the same guitar as the Bernie.

    Better in a way, because the 245 has two volumes and two tones like a Les Paul.

    The thing about both the Bernie and the 245 is the short scale.

    It's 24 1/2".

    That's 1/4" shorter than a Les Paul, 1/2" shorter than most PRS guitars, and a full 1" shorter than a Strat.
     
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  18. scolfax

    scolfax Supporting Member

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    Right. Also the neck carve is supposedly fatter on the Bernie, and it also has neck binding.
     
  19. moonblack

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    prs se standard 24 or prs se standard 245
     

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