anyone got a beat up suhr or anderson ect..

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  1. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

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    never seem to see any that are beat up..? you guys are making me paranoid for when mine arrives... anyone?:BOUNCE
     
  2. Ed DeGenaro

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    Both my Suhrs are pretty well used.
     
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    I have a couple of Andersons and while you can abuse them and get nicks etc, they seem to be a little tougher with their poly finish. Suhr's use the same type of finish from what I understand.

    My '98 Hollow T doesn't have a mark on it and it certainly gets played a lot. I do try to take reasonable care of my instruments but I'm not overly anal. If you are going to play them then you take your chances of getting them dinged up. But I don't buy a guitar to have it sit in the case.
     
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    I've had my Suhr Classic for a little over 2 years. It is heavily used, but I take very good care of my guitars. So with the exception of some nicks, a few dings, and a big doink on the edge of the fretboard from a falling mic stand, it still looks pretty good.

    I've got another one on order that should arrive sometime in May with the new SSC system. can't wait!!:D
     
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    Tim Silver Supporting Member

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    I think they hold up really well. I'm not too heavy on guitars but one of my suhrs has been played for years and she is still sweet!!
     
  6. Srini

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    Just wait until it arrives - you'll be picking it up with white gloves....:)

    Srini
     
  7. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

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    lol........
     
  8. sumis

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    i plan to play the **** out of my suhr as soon it arrives ;-)

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    Go ahead and put the first ding on it... you'll enjoy it more! :)
     
  10. JDouglee

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    No dings but pick scratches on my Suhr Classic

    Does that count? :p
     
  11. Glowing Tubes

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    Had an Anderson T for 9 years. Sold it because I grew out of the Floyd Rose, it looked almost new and I played the heck out of it all that time.

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    Only the pickguard. :RoCkIn
     
  13. edwarddavis

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    beat up Guitars, thats what fenders and Gibsons are for.
    Well ,not that much anymore, more like epiphones and squires.

    Seems like the higher the prices go on guitar they get played more and beat up less.
    They are investments as well as great fun to play. But knowing that most of us have a addiction to getting new guitars we all know if your gonna sell it some day you try to keep it in good shape.
    So we all have that secret dirty beat up guitar we play when we are alone . Like this one. Lots of dings, sctratches etc but boy it plays Freakin great , sounds great and sure can take a lickin and you never worry about it.

    I paid $100 bucks for it and it been played more than all my others combined. :JAM :RoCkIn :BluesBros :horse My Band http://www.myspace.com/littleeded

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  14. boog204

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    my baker has gotten a few dings in it... i don't know, i look at it as character. yeah it sucks to get dings, but i kinda cherish them in a weird way. i have an older lp, a 93, that is loaded w/ them. i gigged the crap out of that guitar and every ding, at least to me, is a sign of those shows/experiences.
     
  15. Suriel Zayas

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    i've played the crap out of at least one of my andersons and i love it.
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  16. Ed Reed

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    my beater hanging with my Tyler
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    Well, if it beat up that means it must have been played a lot and if its been played a lot it must be a pretty good guitar. Guitars must be like people the ones that look kinda rough are usually the best and the perfect looking ones are the ones you stay away from.

    I feel way more comfortable playing a guitar with some wear ae opposed to a dingless perfect one.
    It seems that because of the price of guitars in the last few years , they get bought more and played less. What we need is a cheap, great playing and sounding guitar that still looks good.

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  18. tonedaddy

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    I've never owned a Suhr, but I think Andersons are just photogenic.
    Ok, I think they have pretty tough finishes, too.
    :)

    Here's my 89 Hollow T Classic, one of the first HTC's according to Tom:

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    If you could see closeup pics, you'd see 17 years of playing wear earned while she grew up.
    But in this pic, she looks like she's ready for the prom!
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    Flame maple neck, old headstock= collectable. :cool:
     
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    I like the guitar stand too :)
     

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