For some reason the latest PRS product range no longer features the SC250, or indeed the original Singlecut model – In fact many PRS models have now joined the obsolete range – As such you can see why Guitars4You love to sell used PRS Guitars, especially when they are as clean and desirable as this used PRS SC250 Singlecut model – circa 2008
Apart from the merest hint of tarnishing on the nickel hardware (par for the course) it is very hard to find any signs of previous use – It is very close to receiving that as new, mint condition tag – Complete with the appropriate eagle tags, as well as the deluxe PRS case – As is par for the course on any used guitar that Guitars4You offers for sale, this SC250 has spent some time on my work bench for a check-up/set-up and to receive a new set of 10’s – It is very easy to become totally smitten by a guitars aesthetic appeal, so please spend a few minutes to view that exhilarating flamed maple ’10’ top, decked out in an elegant natural finish
The Singlecut SC250 was a revamp of the original Singlecut model, with a few additional tweaks to suit the modern rock guitarist – Hotter bridge pickup, new adjustable wrapover bridge/tailpiece, plus locking tuners – The one piece mahogany body is spec’d with tonal chambers to give the guitar greater resonance, tight lows, along with an increased natural harmonic content, hence a more lively tone – It also helps in the overall weight department as it sits nicely at 8lbs and 8oz on my scales – A one piece mahogany neck with the wide/fat profile was offered as the main option on the SC250, so whilst the neck profile has similar measurements to a Gibson LP, it certainly feels more comfortable and slick to play, coupled with easy access to the top end of the fingerboard, so far less of that clubby feel that you find on many LPs – It is getting that balance right between enough meat to aid tone, sustain and stability v a comfortable feel to deliver the ultimate playing performance – The 22 fret rosewood fingerboard features a set of medium jumbo frets, which are impeccably installed and polished to perfection – The guitar is set up with a well balanced fluid action, so even with a set of 10’s, string bending is smooth and effortless, whilst flashy speed licks can flow effortlessly from your fingertips, which will ensure it is a favourite for the modern rock gymnastics players – Fitted throughout with nickel hardware, including the new wrapover bridge/tailpiece with adjustable bridge saddles, whilst a set of the PRS 14:1 ratio low mass locking tuners are now fitted on to the SC250
Tone is provided by a pair of PRS 250 Treble and Bass humbuckers, controlled in the traditional way via a 3 way toggle switch, along with a volume and tone pot for each pick-up – The neck pick-up possesses excellent articulation, whilst it still retains its velvet smooth vintage based qualities, making it ideal when you wish to drop into the more sultry classic rock blues styles of Moore and Bonamassa – As such the SC250 is not just a modern rock beast – Maybe you weren’t expecting the SC250 to be capable of performing in a chilled out jazz/blues environment, but that neck pick-up can purrrrr with the best of them – The bridge pickup, on a guitar like this, will probably end up doing the lions share of the hard work in a modern rock combo – Maybe it is a fine line between a brutal shin kicker and a controlled party animal, that has been held back on the the leash, yet the tone from the bridge pick-up is big and thick, with strong influences from the Tremonti bridge humbucker – Hence full tight lows, clear highs with just enough punch in the mid range region, so no shortage of sustain – Coupled with excellent articulation, string separation is clearly noticeable on chords and arpeggios, even when you wish to add shed loads of overdrive on your amp – Try a few drop tunings and thanks to the tighter 25″ scale length, the guitar still delivers the goods perfectly, with no hint of sloppiness on the thicker strings – From bone crunching riffs to scorching lead work the SC250 is an ideal guitar for the modern rock based guitarist – However with the variation of tone on modern amps, coupled with big variations on gain levels etc, the SC250 can deliver more traditional vintage tones if required, so do not think of it as a one trick pony
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