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BY Molly
#678523
null_pointer wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:Question from ignorance of never having played one, but what are the features of a suhr that sets it a part from the usual PRS, Fender or Gibson?


John Suhr lives across the street, but one, from God.


And he'll tell you straight that nitro doesn't add tone.

6:35

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BY olegmcnoleg
#678541
Molly wrote:
null_pointer wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:Question from ignorance of never having played one, but what are the features of a suhr that sets it a part from the usual PRS, Fender or Gibson?


John Suhr lives across the street, but one, from God.


And he'll tell you straight that nitro doesn't add tone.

6:35




Agree with this, but I think that 1/4 inch of woodgrain filler, undercoat and varnish can suck tone
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BY Molly
#678567
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Agree with this, but I think that 1/4 inch of woodgrain filler, undercoat and varnish can suck tone


Probably wasn't a good idea to use all that car filler on my early refinish jobs.
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BY SimpleSi
#678573
I thought he just bought Mexican fenders then sanded off the logos?
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BY KNNZ
#678646
So is this Suhr overrated? Never actually played one, just gassing for one
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BY olegmcnoleg
#678650
KNNZ wrote:So is this Suhr overrated? Never actually played one, just gassing for one


I'd say no more than any other boo-teek builder. $4k or more does seem a lot for two pieces of wood bolted together. But if that's what you are gassing for, I'd say you are in good company round here :D
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BY Molly
#678655
KNNZ wrote:So is this Suhr overrated? Never actually played one, just gassing for one


I'd happily make a Suhr my next guitar but I've never played one.

My recent Nocaster was definitely better than the one I've replaced it with but I can't quantify by how much. The new owner told me he loves it too. At least he's putting it to work: http://thegunsmiths.co.nz/

Better is better but there is that law of diminishing returns I guess. You need to be happy to have all that cash tied up in one guitar.
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BY olegmcnoleg
#678660
Maybe we should organize a Strat shootout? Blindfolded. Winner takes all ???
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BY Conway
#678662
olegmcnoleg wrote:Maybe we should organize a Strat shootout? Blindfolded. Winner takes all ???

You have the best Strat Mr Oleg. I gave it to you a couple of days ago.
BY null_pointer
#678686
As soon as the right one shows up I'm in amongst them. But I don't want sunburst, black, modern or relic so thats 87.23% of the second hand market gone...A nice yellow HSS would be the business in Classic Pro...
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BY KNNZ
#678699
I actually dig the relic tho but not heavily relic
BY Lostininverness
#678770
slash-ed wrote:
KNNZ wrote:So is this Suhr overrated? Never actually played one, just gassing for one


Not at all.


So in your opinion, what makes them so good? You've played some good gear....
BY Kiwiaxe
#678783
I've got three Suhrs. A modern custom, an S3 and a heavy reliced strat. I also have two Tom Andersons. The Suhrs and TAs are very comparable in quality. The five of them together hands down eat anything else I've owned (or own). And that includes vintage Gibsons, EBMM, PRS and although my recently acquired Fender Custom Shop tele gets close, its still only close and not better.

Honestly you have to play them to get it. Obviously for many the extra cost (and it is a lot extra) is not going to be worth it from a diminishing returns perspective. But if I had to ditch every guitar I had but two, one of those would be a Suhr. (The other would be my '91 Gibson that I've owned since new and have far too much history and memories attached to it for it to ever be sold).