Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:18 am Post subject: A Suhr for me?
Alright, the thing is that i have been trying to find the guitar that both feels and sounds like the way i want it to. I have mostly been playing a Gibson Les Paul std. the last year, but a couple of months ago my brother aquired an old strat which i have been playing both for comparison and fun.
The thing is that i find both guitars have ups and downs but mainly i like the thickness of the sound i can get from the paul but also the bluesy sharp sounds i get from the strat, i like the body size and weight of the strat more than that of the paul plus i also find the whammy bar on the strat fun .
I have been wondering weather a Suhr might be the right thing for me having maybe 1 humbucker to resemble the fat sound and some nice single coils for the strat sound. The shape of the guitar itself looks too smooth and personally i would really like a "natural" finish on the guitar.
Please tell me what you guys think and what you guys would put on the guitar to fuifill my needs for both a somewhat thick sound and the strat sound.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:21 am Post subject:
Something like the sunburst Suhr Standard that Guthrie has would be an ideal fusion of the Gibson type of a sound and a Strat type of a sound. It's got the Gibson woods (Mahogany body with Maple top, Mahogany neck with Rosewood F/B) but Strat construction (bolt-on with 25.5" scale), 2 humbuckers and a single-coil with coil-splits on the humbuckers for a wide variety of both Gibson and Strat-style tones.
But a more traditional Strat-style guitar with traditional Strat woods (Alder, Ash, etc. for the body and Maple neck with or without rosewood fingerboard) with a humbucker in the bridge position is also a fine choice to add a fat humbucker sound along with the traditional Strat sounds.
Guthrie's Suhr axes, especially the sunburst Mahogany Standard, are more modern than traditional Strat-style guitars and are designed to closely mimic Gibson-style sounds. Guthrie mentioned that the sunburst Suhr reminded him of his old SG that was his first really nice guitar. But he was surprised by the authentic Strat-type of sounds he could coax out of it as well. _________________ Ed Yoon
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suhr guitars rule! there's nuthin' quite like 'em out there. i'm saving up for my custom one now. i've been to tm a couple of times and i've never felt guitars that quite play and feel like the suhrs. simply amazing instruments. still thinking about the specs for my dream guitar. as far as tone and playability is concerned, i can't think of anything else that comes even close and i've tried and owned some great guitars in the past. i took my anderson and prs there and was blown away by how much better the suhrs played and sounded.
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