I might sell both of my electrics for a Suhr Classic Pro HSS...UPDATE 3/23

jalmer

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I just sold four and bought one. Now I have three 24 3/4" , I do better with this scale.
 

Whittlez

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Suhr makes great guitars

But NO guitar could make me be totally satisfied with just one

No one guitar can have medium jumbo, vintage and medium frets

No one guitar can sound like the super 58’s in my AS-200, the TV CLASSICS in my 6118 LTV, the quacky single coil in one of my strats, the minihums in my Firebirds etc

No one guitar can have a fat V neck, a thin shredder neck, a Floyd Rose, a wraparound bridge and a Bigsby

No one guitar can have a single P90 and a bridge EMG

Etc

I like variety and different guitar experiences
 

Kdawg1966

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As a HSS Suhr Classic Antique owner, my guess is that you won't regret your decision.

I had buyers remorse immediately after paying for my new Suhr (side effect of growing up pretty poor) and figured it would be going back within the return window from the online retailer. One hour after receiving the new fiddle; Nope. It wasn't going anywhere. Swapped the stock 10's with 9's and I was grinning from ear to ear.

Good luck and post pics when you get it.
 

Whittlez

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There’s a guy locally
Selling a custom classic but it does not have SS frets

It’s bumming me out cause I have seriously wanted a Suhr but not sure if I can go with the nickel frets :(
 

shredtrash

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There’s a guy locally
Selling a custom classic but it does not have SS frets

It’s bumming me out cause I have seriously wanted a Suhr but not sure if I can go with the nickel frets :(
I'm with you. SS frets are a must for me if I get a Suhr.
 

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I love my HSS Suhr Classic Pro. If I can only bring one guitar to a covers gig, that’s the one. BUT... and it’s a big but for me, an HSS Strat cannot replace a Les Paul. It gets close, but not close enough. So, for me, I gotta have both.
 

eigentone

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I wouldn't sell all my guitars to buy one guitar I had never played.

I typically sell guitars after I realize I have not played them in months.
 

BEACHBUM

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Suhr makes great guitars

But NO guitar could make me be totally satisfied with just one

No one guitar can have medium jumbo, vintage and medium frets

No one guitar can sound like the super 58’s in my AS-200, the TV CLASSICS in my 6118 LTV, the quacky single coil in one of my strats, the minihums in my Firebirds etc

No one guitar can have a fat V neck, a thin shredder neck, a Floyd Rose, a wraparound bridge and a Bigsby

No one guitar can have a single P90 and a bridge EMG

Etc

I like variety and different guitar experiences
 

BEACHBUM

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Suhr makes great guitars

But NO guitar could make me be totally satisfied with just one

No one guitar can have medium jumbo, vintage and medium frets

No one guitar can sound like the super 58’s in my AS-200, the TV CLASSICS in my 6118 LTV, the quacky single coil in one of my strats, the minihums in my Firebirds etc

No one guitar can have a fat V neck, a thin shredder neck, a Floyd Rose, a wraparound bridge and a Bigsby

No one guitar can have a single P90 and a bridge EMG

Etc

I like variety and different guitar experiences
Are those Super 58 pickups great or what? I've got those in my 83 Artist AM 205. My all time favorite humbuckers.
 

rickt

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I believe you have come to the correct enabler forum. Sell what doesn't speak to you to purchase something that does. Life is short, don't settle if you don't have to.
 

shredtrash

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Suhr makes great guitars

But NO guitar could make me be totally satisfied with just one

No one guitar can have medium jumbo, vintage and medium frets

No one guitar can sound like the super 58’s in my AS-200, the TV CLASSICS in my 6118 LTV, the quacky single coil in one of my strats, the minihums in my Firebirds etc

No one guitar can have a fat V neck, a thin shredder neck, a Floyd Rose, a wraparound bridge and a Bigsby

No one guitar can have a single P90 and a bridge EMG

Etc

I like variety and different guitar experiences
I totally get this. That said, I think there's something to be said for having 1 guitar that you know inside and out. Also, I've grown tired of the quirks on some designs. What I really like about Suhr guitars is that they've addressed these quirks. It's a great Strat without a lot of the issues that come with that design. I'll throw Les Paul's in there as well. I love Les Paul's but that design has some issues things that have to be addressed and, if I'm being honest, I've grown tired of that. I want a guitar that's GREAT out of the box. Great hardware, finish, neck, pickups, top-quality wood, etc. I want something I can pick up and not have anything bug me; something that fits me like a glove to the point that I don't want to play anything else.

I've always had good guitars but never a great electric. I got a Taylor GA Custom Mahogany a couple of years ago and that is a GREAT guitar. I've never wanted anything else because that guitar is perfect for me. I'm hoping a Suhr is that in electric form.
 

shredtrash

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I believe you have come to the correct enabler forum. Sell what doesn't speak to you to purchase something that does. Life is short, don't settle if you don't have to.
That's really what I'm trying to do. I like my guitars but I really want one special piece that I can't put down. I have an acoustic like that. I want an electric like that as well.
 

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<--- My main electric guitar since it arrived. For a bit, it was my only electric guitar. I now have 2 electric guitars, but could quite comfortable go back to only having this guitar. A great guitar is not only about fantastic fit, finish and materials. For me, a great guitar isn't opinionated and allows my voice to come through without pushing me in any direction.

I think you can reduce the risk buy buying from a place with a decent return window. If you love it, then sell your others. If not, then back she goes.
 

shredtrash

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<--- My main electric guitar since it arrived. For a bit, it was my only electric guitar. I now have 2 electric guitars, but could quite comfortable go back to only having this guitar. A great guitar is not only about fantastic fit, finish and materials. For me, a great guitar isn't opinionated and allows my voice to come through without pushing me in any direction.

I think you can reduce the risk buy buying from a place with a decent return window. If you love it, then sell your others. If not, then back she goes.
That's really good advice. I like the idea of playing it with the option of returning it. I'll know right away if it's going to be the one or not. Thank you!
 

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I don't have an HSS, but I have a Classic Pro S and T. I sold multiple guitars to get there. I have had the T for almost two years and the S for over a year, so well past any honeymoon phase. I very much love the pair and have zero regrets going to Suhr. Just nicely thought out, engineered and crafted guitars. Would make the same choices again.
 

Whittlez

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I totally get this. That said, I think there's something to be said for having 1 guitar that you know inside and out. Also, I've grown tired of the quirks on some designs. What I really like about Suhr guitars is that they've addressed these quirks. It's a great Strat without a lot of the issues that come with that design. I'll throw Les Paul's in there as well. I love Les Paul's but that design has some issues things that have to be addressed and, if I'm being honest, I've grown tired of that. I want a guitar that's GREAT out of the box. Great hardware, finish, neck, pickups, top-quality wood, etc. I want something I can pick up and not have anything bug me; something that fits me like a glove to the point that I don't want to play anything else.

I've always had good guitars but never a great electric. I got a Taylor GA Custom Mahogany a couple of years ago and that is a GREAT guitar. I've never wanted anything else because that guitar is perfect for me. I'm hoping a Suhr is that in electric form.
Yea, and if I was gigging still I’d be the same way

In college (1985) I had an AS-200 Ibanez which is surprisingly versatile with the tritone switch

I also had a Fernandes Strat for the surfy stuff and a Fender Tele with humbuckers .. but the AS-200 was my baby and always the one I picked up to play in my apartment
 




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