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    SE Santana or SE 245

    I don't know which guitar I should get either the SE Santana or the SE 245, maybe the SE tremonti also. Are they that different in sound and feel?

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    I have the Santana and have tried the 245 and I prefer the Santana. I don't have any experience with the Tremonti though.

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    I just got the new SE Tremonti Custom which is a 25" scale compared to the 24" for the Santana.
    I like the new Tremonti better.

    My SE Custom 24 is also 25" scale, I like it over the Santana too.

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    Did like the feel of the 25" scale. The 24.5" scale is great for bends and vibrato but it took a bit of getting used to.

    Give the Bernie Marsden a whirl to.

    Ultimately, try as many of the models as you can and go with the one that feels right.
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    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
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    The 2012 Santana, 345 and Bernie all have the SE 245 pups, so between them the biggest differences are going to be the feel of the neck and the scale length. The Tremonti Custom also has the SE 245 pups whereas the standard SE Tremonti has SE treble & Bass 'buckers. Not had experience with the latter but the SE 245 pups are good pups.

    A trem will alter the tone and feel to an extent too.
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, SE Custom 24 2012, Fender Strat
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    I went through a bunch on the wall and took a few home before I finally settled on the Santana. I really wanted 24 frets (as little as I need them), but once I got the feel of the Santana, that was it.
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