Sounds and plays as good as it looks!
I have to admit that the SE245 Soapbar was my first PRS and I loved it so much that I have purchased two other models from the SE line right here at Sweetwater. The Guitar Gallery allows me to choose the one that appeals to me the most. The SE245 is very reminiscent of a Les Paul with the body shape and the wide fat neck. I wanted an affordable guitar with soap bar pickups and was very surprised at the attention to detail and how good it sounds. I was a little worried about the bridge system but I have not had any intonation problems at all. In fact, it is very comfortable for palm-muting. I upgraded the nut to a GraphTech TUSQ and added Dunlop Straploks. I am currently stringing it with GHS David Gilmour Reds. I also replaced the knobs with amber top hats to give it more of a retro vibe. Overall, this guitar ignited my love affair with the PRS SE line and highly recommend them.