The original PRS Singlecut caused quite a bit of commotion when it was first introduced – Not least in the Gibson boardroom – Since then, PRS have pursued the vintage flavoured market and released a few variations with a 24.5″ scale length – SC58, Stripped 58, SC245 Sunburst Nitro for starters – All with a similar theme, but each with slightly different spec’s – Today we have the McCarty 594 – But back in 2013 PRS decided to re-release the SC245 – I can now offer for sale a used, 2014, PRS SC245, with a cool leprechaun tooth finish that is perched on a figured maple top that oozes character
In no particular order, then let me update you with a host of details :-
- Complete with the deluxe oblong PRS case, plus various manuals, tags, paperwork + PRS leather strap
- No tag – yet not an issue as all the relevant product details and verification can be found on the modcat code, which in turn can be found within the bridge pick-up cavity
- Whole guitar weighs 7lbs and 14oz which is very credible for such a design/style
- Traditional build utilising a one piece mahogany body, with a highly figured maple top – Note the natural maple binding, which is very much a feature of most PRS Guitars
- Ultra cool leprechaun tooth translucent finish, which certainly brings out the best of the figured maple top – Not a ten top, but no shortage of character
- Dark rosewood fingerboard + rosewood headstock facia – bird inlays
- One piece mahogany neck with a pattern profile – measures .863″ around the top nut end and fattens out to .937″ around the 12th fret – Slimmer than a traditional 58/59 based LP that you’ll find within the historic replica program – More akin to the 60’s LP neck profile and effectively the same as the ‘wide/fat’ profile that PRS have offered for many years – C profile with a comfortable amount of girth
- 24.5″ scale length
- Medium/jumbo frets – no nibs
- PRS Phase 3 open back locking tuners
- The bespoke bridge tailpiece combination takes on board a few tweaks in the manner that many expect from PRS – mix of solid brass and aluminium
- 3 way selector switch + traditional volume + tone format – No treble bleed caps on the volume pots
- Vintage flavoured 57/08 humbuckers – both measure around 8.44K
- Condition wise, then you’ll find a few slight compression marks to the rear of the body, on the black finish – Nothing nasty that shows the wood – Glance at the leprechaun tooth finish and you might find 2 slight, skin deep, nicks – Barely noticeable so look carefully to find them – No fret wear
- Re-strung with 10-46 gauge, plus set-up with a slick and easy action
Tonal character :- To match the guitars undoubtedly seductive looks, with that slick and legendary PRS playing performance, you’ll find a pair of the highly sought after PRS 57/08 humbuckers, sitting in the heart of the engine room – Hence vintage flavoured tones and output – Add the classic combination of a mahogany/maple body, to the PAF flavoured pick-ups and you’ll experience a guitar that is loaded with soul, emotion and expression – 5 minutes of it hooked up to a good amp, whilst exploring different playing styles, through clean amp settings, overdriven blues or classic rock settings, or hi-gain amp settings, leaves you wetting your lips and wanting to hear more – The neck pick-ups is velvet smooth, fat, warm, succulent and clear – So for chilled out jazz/blues, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton or Steely Dan etc, through to Slash, Kossoff or Green, then your ears will adore those classic voices – Add some overdrive and switch over to the bridge pick-up and lay into some boogie driving riffs and a clear throaty bark is evident – Move the overdrive level up another notch, then rip into some scorching lead breaks and listen to this puppy sing with rich clear harmonics – The 245 possesses all the tonal qualities that can only help to inspire your performance – This again is further enhanced as you find out how responsive the volume and tone controls are – Subtle variations are effective, as you turn down from 10, to around the 6, 7 or 8 mark, allowing you to clean up the overdriven amp setting, whilst preserving all the highs and lows, hence more emotional control at your finger tips
So how does it play ? – The hallmark of any PRS Guitar is the feel and playability, that allows you to explore and develop your playing without any inhibitions, so as you’d expect this 245 is as good as ever – Originally tagged as a wide/fat neck profile, but that has now changed to Pattern profile – The term ‘wide/fat’ to describe the neck profile may well put the fear of God in to some, yet whilst there is an acceptable level of meat on the rear of neck, fat and wide it ain’t – Measures .863″ around the top nut end and fills out to .937″ around the 12th fret – It is comfortable and full, but not as chunky as per a 58 or 59 LP Reissue – Such girth helps to enhance the tone and sustain – Those 22 medium jumbo frets are correct contoured and polished to perfection, which allows you to experience that slick PRS Playing experience with a wonderful fluid easy playing action – Re-strung with 10-46 gauge strings and set up with a slick action that responds to a light touch
EXPRESS MAIL ORDER - click here for card payment & additional delivery info
For additional product info, to arrange a showroom visit + viewing, or indeed any other questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Call: 01335 345777 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that showrooms visits are strictly by appointment only.
Please read below
Guitars4You is not another corporate high street guitar store - My selection of premium grade guitars is about quality not quantity. Every guitar has been selected, inspected and approved by me, with particular attention to the set-up and playing performance. Every sale, phone call, email and mail order transaction is handled by me. A journey that is now over 40 years old, has fuelled my knowledge, experience, love, devotion and passion for exceptionally fine guitars.