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BY Jim.h
#827821
GrantB wrote:
Voxshall wrote:Image


Looks like my JM body!

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Strat shot for legitimacy - my since gone '63.

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Gutted i let that 63 slip....

Dibs? - whoever it is out there?
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BY GrantB
#827825
Jim.h wrote:
Gutted i let that 63 slip....

Dibs? - whoever it is out there?


I checked in with the owner the other day when you mentioned you were looking. He has no intention of letting it go, but that changes, we’ll get first crack at it!
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BY GrantB
#827883
$300 for a re-spray is flippen good. Is it nitro?
BY null_pointer
#827893
GrantB wrote:$300 for a re-spray is flippen good. Is it nitro?


Not nitro, some sort of really thin auto-style paint which I can’t remember the precise details of now. I’ll ask! Saved a few mm of depth on the body and weights a noticeable amount less with the poly finish gone.
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BY GrantB
#827894
null_pointer wrote:
GrantB wrote:$300 for a re-spray is flippen good. Is it nitro?


Not nitro, some sort of really thin auto-style paint which I can’t remember the precise details of now. I’ll ask! Saved a few mm of depth on the body and weights a noticeable amount less with the poly finish gone.


2-pack probably...works well on a guitar and no buffing really required. That's where nitro is less efficient.
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BY StratMatt
#827895
null_pointer wrote:Image


That makes me really want a Suhr again. Not that I've owned one before, just wanted one.
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BY Molly
#827920
StratMatt wrote:
null_pointer wrote:Image


That makes me really want a Suhr again. Not that I've owned one before, just wanted one.


That does look really nice.

What killed my first few Suhr for me was, I think, the stainless frets. I felt they had a hard / brittle edge to the tone that was just kind of unpleasant to my ears. My latest one has regular frets and I'm much happier with it.

This could also be balls. I've said exactly the same thing about the sound of a quarter-sawn maple neck and about how I don't like the immediacy of them but the Suhr is quarter-sawn and it's fine (albeit with a rosewood board).

I'm trying to check myself a lot more on this crap these days.
BY Kiwiaxe
#827928
I rather like the FAQ at Xotic https://xotic.us/support-faq under the guitar tab:

- can I have stainless steel frets? No
- can I have a thinner neck? No
- can I have a side jack? No
- can I have a shaved heel? No

Reasons for the ‘no’ answers are that they affect the tone and Xotic aren’t willing to do that
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BY Terexgeek
#827950
sizzlingbadger wrote:Strat inspired..


Nice headstock, please forgive my ignorance, but what brand is that?
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