Yeah while i'm at it I'm also looking at CS but that's around 1.5k extra. Am not in the US so I doubt many will ship overseas.I don't like either of them. The Suhr when compared to a GOOD Fender Strat (like a Custom Shop) loses out. It sounds like a good 'flavor of a Strat" but is not nearly as classic. The Fender Ultra's to me are anemic sounding and lack soul and tonal depth. It may be the noiseless pickups. I love the fit and finish of the Ultra's but the sound to me is weaker than a decent Strat with single coil PU's. It would be interesting to put some good aftermarket Pickups in the Ultra to see if that would light it up. Why? Because the Ultras are beautiful and the features are really nice. I like the necks, the finish, colors etc. But I'd rather find a deal on a pre-owned Custom shop Fender Strat any day. Granted it might be more $$ but for pure Strat tone ...well worth it. *if you can afford one.
The CS will no doubt sound like the real deal, but are there any additional playability features besides compound radius? The Ultra looks promising aside from the lack of SS frets which is one of the biggest complaints from many here. I'm not super hard up on it if the usual doesn't wear away easily.
I'm coming from a MIJ Strat which is not lacking in tone but in playability (vintage frets, vintage radius).