So last week, I got a new PRS SE 245, really good deal on it to, about $450 new. It was a 2012 leftover stock, and personally I like the color on it better than what they have now, it's called Tortoise Shell.
Anyway, this thing just is incredibly nice. It looks nice, feels so good, the tone is quite good even with stock pickups. It comes with .9s on it, and I may just keep them this way, as I seem to be able to play faster, and longer. I also love how thick this guitar is, like a Les Paul. I had an older Tremonti Singlecut before, and that one seemed a bit toy like. Not the 245. It's a beast. In fact I like it so much, I want another PRS. Might sell both my Epi Tribute which I have previously loved up until now, and my Gibson SG. Both fine guitars, but the PRS just plays better and sounds as good. I might get the SE Custom 24 which also now has the beveled top which is quite sexy, and split coils.
I know PRS ain't as popular has, for rich dudes, and all that. But that's bullshit. For an under $500 guitar, it will rival just about anything. Wish I could afford the Maryland versions, maybe some day. But this is a nice git as is, and maybe I'll modify the pickups, dunno yet. Not my pic, from ebay, but this is the one. Oh, also got a new Fender Humboldt Blues Jr. and that is kick ass as well. Photos of both soon.