Guthrie Govan's pedal board, Uppsala International Guitar Fest, Sweden - Oct 9, 2012

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Space Jazzer, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Space Jazzer

    Space Jazzer Member

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    Saw him again on the workshop today, and had a great time. The body wood of the guitar was indeed Koa, straight from Guthrie himself. (Not the Koa wood, but the words...)

    And he really is the nicest guy.
     
  2. Frankenstrat86

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    Nice great pics thanks for sharing
     
  3. jazzfromhell

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    Cool!
    Never seen him without a Suhr I think. Was their gear lost in transit or something? Bryan didn't have his trademark Lull either.
     
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    :omgI don't believe that Guthrie would leave Suhr for Charvel. That's like trading in your Ferrari on a used Toyota Corolla. They will both do the job, but one is much more refined. ;)
     
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    Well believe it! I just found out 3 days ago oddly enough after he played his first gig with it.
    It didn't have anything whatsoever to do with displeasure in our instruments. He was very happy with the gear.
    I wish him the best, he is a very talented musician and deserves success.
    We will continue to offer the models and features he played just sans any signature.

    Update:
    In case there is any confusion I was only referring to Guthrie using a different guitar on tour.
    From Guthrie...
     
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  6. Frankenstrat86

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    Too bad I've played charvels and they feel good but the necks felt a little cheap like it would break easily on an accidental fall. I recently got a Suhr Standard from the music zoo and love it to death. It's the guitar I'm using when I start recording my album in December.
     
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    Kind of odd that the Charvel has a very similar look of his other model. I can't image him changing either, but who knows.
     
  8. Space Jazzer

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    Well, I have, but pretty rarely. Yep, some of their gear was lost in transit. They had to scramble for basses, hence the unusual bass choices.
     
  9. Space Jazzer

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    Yep, he did not imply any displeasure with his Suhr gear at all.
     
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    Not looking to downplay anyone, but why the move? I am certainly a Suhr supporter, have 4 now. Thanks for the amazing guitars!

    If you can share any info, it would be interesting to know what's up. Of course, wishing Guthrie all the success he deserves.

    Thanks
     
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    My guess is marketing clout of Fender...or better terms for Guthrie...or Guthrie likes the name Charvel cause it's so cuddly. Hmmm.
     
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    I cant believe it either :omg
    If you have three sig models built to your exact specs with a company that builds some of the finest guitars and amps in the world, and youre happy with them, why the hell would you change? GG doesnt really seem to be the guy who chases after the bucks...:huh
     
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    Is that a roasted Charvel neck? I thought that was Suhrs trademark.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. fusgtr

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    To the point...

    It seems to me like a rosewood fretboard. If i'm not wrong, roasted necks sre available only for maple necks (?)
    I think Tom Anderson offers someting similar, don't know if there is a trademark for this though
     
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  15. Space Jazzer

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    He actually commented on this very subject. It is a "roasted" neck, but it's called something else. I can't for the life of me remember what. It was something in the same spirit, though.
     
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    Tom Anderson call it baked, Suhr call ir roasted, it's the same thing
     
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    Whats that little thingomabob clamped to the headstock? Tuner?
     
  19. Space Jazzer

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    Something along the lines of baked, burned, roasted, grilled... It may actually have been "vulcanized".
     
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    why does he needed one? he got the polytune on board :huh
     

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