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leeasam
11-25-2012, 07:22 PM
Ok the new SE 245s are built a bit different than the SE singecut. The older SE singlecut would fit in a LP case or even a USA Singelcut case. Reason being the body was thinner near the neck thus the neck had a back angle on it. one reason you also see all LP cases with foam support near the upper bout as the neck has a back angle.

NOW the new SE 245 has a thicker body and has NO back bow. if you lay the guitar on the floor on its back the neck is straight off the top. parallel to th floor. this will not work with ANY LP case withthe added padding as it causes the neck to stick up out of the case.

SO in light of this so far from what I can gather with all the dimensions i have this case here should work http://www.gatorcases.com/p/16136-220/gwe-elec

Does anyone have any experience with this case for fitting the se245 or what are they using. I wish the neck angle was the same as the USA or older SE singlecuts as then any LP case could work.

This is my boys. One reason I don`t like the gig bag is the constant retuning( major) every time you pull it out of the bag as the tuners always get moved.

andy474x
11-25-2012, 08:09 PM
I use a very similar Road Runner case and it works fine.

Shawn@PRS
11-25-2012, 08:20 PM
The PRS multi-fit case should be fine as well.

leeasam
11-27-2012, 03:57 PM
well the gator will not work. guitar a tad to thick. Not they do have one listed fir a PRS style but the length is way to oshort unless it is a misprint on the website.

leeasam
11-29-2012, 05:10 PM
wel ltried the gator. No go. then tried the Suggested Road runner. still to tight on the knobs. lid should close all the way to the latch woth out having to force it and the neck restraint is a JOKE. So I guess I will have to save up for a PRS multifit. Man I wish I could find one for aroud $100 instead of $180 to $190 dpending on where one buys .

CoreyT
11-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Sweetwater is where I have bought four.
Check for price, cheaper than you think.

_pete_
11-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Sweetwater is where I have bought four.
Check for price, cheaper than you think.

Yep, I got one from Sweetwater for $129.
Nice case.

CoreyT
11-30-2012, 03:21 AM
I was not going to say the price, as I do not think you are suppose to mention prices here.
But yes :D

leeasam
11-30-2012, 03:53 PM
Sweetwater is where I have bought four.
Check for price, cheaper than you think.

so what was the number or model. when I did a search they only listed the vintage case. for the inside dimensions it will not work. the SE245 is 3" from back to top of control knobs. so case needs to be LARGER than 3" to keep from flexing the lid and putting way to much pressure on the knobs for my taste.

CoreyT
11-30-2012, 05:12 PM
I just looked, only the Vintage is listed now.
Best thing for you to do is call them up and ask them why the Multifit case is not listed anymore.
Could be a mistake on their end.

leeasam
11-30-2012, 07:06 PM
I just looked, only the Vintage is listed now.
Best thing for you to do is call them up and ask them why the Multifit case is not listed anymore.
Could be a mistake on their end.

Well it is not available from PRS right now either so maybe waiting for another shipment batch?

leeasam
12-23-2012, 09:30 PM
Sweetwater is where I have bought four.
Check for price, cheaper than you think.

well I was looking at Sweetwater and they listed a vintage case. BUT then I knoticed the manuf. number and it is the same as PRS multi fit case ACC4255. SOOO I ordered it. should have it by weeks end!

sgtjet210
02-12-2014, 08:25 AM
leeasam, just wondering about the case you ordered for your 245? I am looking for a case also for my 2013 SE245. Thanks

leeasam
02-21-2014, 07:16 PM
leeasam, just wondering about the case you ordered for your 245? I am looking for a case also for my 2013 SE245. Thanks

it worked perfect for the SE245