Jazz tones with PRS SE245?



Asked by: Rick Sahputra

Is a PRS guitar Good for jazz?





The guitar does not have an acoustic “woody” sound like my other archtops. It has a smooth sound that resembles a ES-335. It can play jazz, blues or rock and is very versitile.

Where is PRS SE 245 made?

The 245 Standard was built in Indonesia and the 245 was built in Korea. I have seen discussions in the PRS forums about the Korean models being higher quality and lighter but I own and play both and there is NO difference in quality but my Korean built 245 is definitely lighter.

How much does a PRS SE 245 weight?

6.7 lbs

Weight: 6.7 lbs



Perfect as a first guitar or the last guitar you’ll ever need, the PRS SE 245 Standard has a classic voice that is eminently recordable and gig-ready, thanks to its 245 “S” pickups and versatile control layout.

What solid body guitars are good for jazz?





The Best Solid Body Jazz Guitars

  • Fender Standard Telecaster. In terms of popularity, this is the winner. …
  • Gibson Les Paul Player Plus. …
  • Godin LGXT. …
  • Fender Player Jazzmaster. …
  • Hagström Viking. …
  • Epiphone Dot Studio. …
  • Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93QM. …
  • Gretsch G6118T.

What does SE stand for on PRS?

Student Edition

If you’re looking for a PRS guitar for less than £1000, the SE range is where you’ll find it. Standing for ‘Student Edition‘, early SE models were intended for beginners and intermediates.

What’s the difference between PRS SE and CE?

The main differences between PRS SE, S2, Bolt-on or CE, and Core lines are that SEs are built with affordable components in Indonesia and Korea. S2s are built in America but make compromises in hardware and finishes. Cores (set neck) and CEs (bolt-on neck) are American-made with the highest quality standards.

What pickups are in the PRS SE 245?

The PRS SE 245 is fitted with two PRS-designed SE 245 humbucking pickups. Based around great vintage humbuckers, these pickups are clear and punchy.



Do I need a hollow body for jazz?

Solid body guitars may not have the best sound for jazz musicians. While there are some notable exceptions to this rule (Telecaster-type guitars), a lot of musicians tend to favor the traditional warm, round tones of hollow body guitars, and a solid body guitar just can’t replicate that sound.

Are hollow bodies Good for jazz?

PRS SE Hollowbody Standard



The combination of the all-mahogany body construction and 58/15 ‘S’ pickups leads to a great jazz tone. The pickups are nice and clear, and are inspired by those all-hallowed PAFs meaning it can handle blues and rock too.

Can you play jazz on a solid body?

Epiphone Les Paul Classic Custom Pro



The Les Paul is one of the most widely used solid body guitars for jazz, and for good reason. While a Gibson version might not be the most affordable, the Epiphone Les Paul Classic Custom Pro is a great alternative that can provide those iconic warm jazz tones.



How do you get jazz tone on a solid body guitar?


And your tone knob both to about halfway up with your pickup selector switch. Select the neck and also play right around where the neck pickup is at an order to get a deeper darker full of jazz tone.

Are semi-hollow guitars Good for jazz?

A semi-hollow guitar is smaller than a hollow-body, but still gives a good jazz tone. A semi-hollow guitar body is chambered instead of fully-hollow. THey have have a block of wood that runs through the middle of the body, while the outer bouts (the guitar’s “horns”) remain hollow.

Is a Telecaster Good for jazz?

The Telecaster is a great jazz guitar, historically favored by famous Jazz players: Ted Greene, Ed Bickert, and Mike Stern. The Telecaster is popular amongst jazz players is for its ‘rich’ ‘pristine’ and ‘warm’ clean tone.

How can I get Telecaster jazz tone?

The trick is to leave the volume knob turned most of the way up this gives you a warm dark creamy tone that works great with. Jazz.



Why do jazz players use thick strings?

Jazz guitarists use heavier strings partly because of tradition, a supposed increase in tone, and because they’re supposed to be able to emulate a horn section better. Another reason is that jazz guitarists don’t bend or use vibrato as often as what’s seen in other genres.