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dbonanno
01-20-2013, 09:59 AM
I purchased an SE245 a couple weeks ago through the internet.
I wasn't sure how I would like the wide/thick neck or the 24.5" scale but once in my hands, it just felt "right". The action was perfect and intonation was spot on. I decided on tortoiseshell and the flame top was amazing. I've since swapped out the red knobs for amber and swapped the SE245 pickups for a set of Gibson '57 Classics. They just sound a little smoother to my ears. As for mods on this guitar, I think I'm done. ;)

I love SE245 so much that I started looking at other SE's and scored a beautiful Tremonti Custom about a week later. I swear these guitars are as close to the U.S.A. models as you're gonna get! Again, the flame top is absolutely gorgeous. A "10 top" SE, if you will. :D

I just purchased a set of phase II locking tuners and a set of 1985 Treble/Bass reissue pickups. Not that the guitar "needs" any upgrades. These guitars are great as is. But I do think it would benefit from a nice set of locking tuners. And I own a 1986 CU24 and just love the T/B pickups, so I'm really hoping these reissues are what they claim to be. :)

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geese_com
01-20-2013, 11:17 AM
Congrats! I love those Tremonti Custom SE's. I can't wait to try one out.

CoreyT
01-20-2013, 11:55 AM
Ditto congrats.
I dig all three of my SEs.
They play and sound great.
So much that I think they play much better than my '73 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe I had brand new long ago.

carpincowboy
01-20-2013, 12:47 PM
lovely guitars there. i love my se245 ltd aswell. for the price you cant get any better.

Aeetus
01-20-2013, 01:39 PM
Nice pair, I like the versatility of the trem and non trem... all bases covered. Good call.

Mikegarveyblues
01-20-2013, 01:58 PM
Congrats, you've got a nice pair of SE's!!!

As Aeetus say's, you've got all the bases covered.