While you may normally think of smooth humbuckers when it comes to PRS guitars. Did you also know they make stellar soapbar style pickups? Well now you do and with this SE 245 Soapbar you can get your hands on some great new tones at a price that won't break your bank.
Solid PRS Base
If you know a bit about the PRS SE range you know that they have a great formula for building their guitars. This guitar is no different with a mahogany body and neck finished with a rosewood fingerboard you know you are getting a quality instrument as soon as you open the box. By using this combination of woods you can rest knowing that this guitar will deliver an incredible range of tones every night without fail.
These P90 soapbar style pickups have been around for a few years now in different PRS guitars. Now they are back once again in the classical feeling SE 245 to deliver wonderful guitar tones akin to some classics from the early to mid 50's. Great for blues, rock, jazz and pop these soapbars are surprisingly versatile and can even handle a decent amount of gain before becoming a bit too flabby.
Here's what PRS say about the SE245 Soapbar
The SE 245 Soapbar proudly brings the classic tones of soapbar pickups back into PRS's SE line. Adaptable to nearly any musical style, PRS SE soapbar pickups provide additional midrange growl and tight bass response not normally associated with traditional single coils. The combination of these "hot" single-coil pickups with a three-way toggle switch and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup provide versatility with exceptional sonic control.
SE245 Soapbar Specifications
- Top Wood: Beveled Maple Top and Flame Maple Veneer (no veneer on opaque finishes)
- Back Wood: Thick Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 24 1/2"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- Fretboard Inlays: Birds
- Hardware / Electronics
- Bridge: PRS Designed Stoptail
- Tuners: PRS Designed Tuners
- Truss Rod Cover: "PRS"
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: SE Soapbar
- Bass Pickup: SE Soapbar
- Pickup Switching: 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector On Upper Bout