I've lost my "Suhrginity". (my first one)

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  1. duffyguitarman

    duffyguitarman Member

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    Just got my self a birthday present last week. After looking for quite awhile at Suhr's, I finally pulled the trigger on this one..
    I kind of doubted that they were really "all that", but I must say that I am very, very impressed with everything about these guitars.
    It plays "sick", buttery out of the box, and is the "loudest" unplugged solidbody guitar I have ever played. Obviously this transfers to how it sounds plugged in as well. I was on vacation in Cave Creek AZ last week and had it sent to the condo I was in. My first time playing it plugged in was when I was asked to sit in with a band playing locally. The amp was Line 6 Spyder, obviously not a first choice for an amp to try it out with. (it was pretty loud so I think it was the 60.) It was absolutly singing.
    Man, right out of the gate it felt like I had been playing it for years, when I got offstage my wife say's to me with a laugh, "geeze, I guess you will be keeping it huh?"

    Can't wait to get it out with my Two Rock tonight.
    John Suhr and his staff do fabulous work..

    Here she is.

    NEW SUHR STANDARD # 4948

    This Is The Last Drip Guitar.
    Drip Finish Has Been Discontinued !

    Body Wood : Basswood

    Neck Wood : Maple w Indian Rose.

    Neck Back Shapes : Even C Slim .800-.880 10"-14" R

    Nut : Tusq

    Frets : 6105

    Bridge : Standard Trem (Steel Block)

    Nut Width 1.650

    Hardware Color : Chrome

    Gears : Sperzel Locking

    Pickguard : White Pearl on WBW

    Electronics : Volume, Tone, 5way

    Input Jack : Side Jack

    Knobs : Chrome

    Neck Pickup : JST V60's Single Coil LP - White

    Middle Pickup : JST V60's Single Coil LP - White

    Bridge Pickup : JST DSH Humbucker - White

    SSC system

    Finish : Red Drip Caster

    Case : Custom Hardshell Form-Fit Case

    Special : Sign Headstock

    String Gauge : .010-.046

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  2. phoenix 7

    phoenix 7 Silver Supporting Member

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    Congrats, man -- it's really beautiful. Big thumbs up on the guitar.

    (And a big thumbs down on the pun -- "Suhrginity"??? :D )
     
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    Nice, I was tempted by that guitar before.
     
  5. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Congratulations on a very cool looking Suhr!
     
  6. Tramp

    Tramp Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm not usually a fan of drip finishes, but yours is stunning!
     
  7. Kappy

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    These Suhr puns are getting better all the time. They Suhr are!

    Congrats on the guitar!
     
  8. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Duffy,

    That is the best looking drip finish I've seen. Very cool.

    I know you will put it through it's paces---I really enjoy the clips I've heard of your playing.

    I went out ona limb a few years ago and ordered a Suhr. I now have five. John indeed makes a great guitar.
     
  9. JMG

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    Suhr guitars are made with Suhr-gical precision.
     
  10. HandOfTheHost

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    Wow, that is a cool finish. I think this is the first 'dinky' style strat I have ever liked, something about the Suhr headstock just fits with it. Congrats!
     
  11. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Congrats!
     
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    Dang nice! I did wish that Suhr still does the drip finishes...then all the more reason i should save up for a drip Classic. Thanks for the comment on my new Suhr too, that was technically my birthday present too as i'd ordered during Dec :)

    Other than the neck pup and body wood, our specs are pretty close....stunning guitar you have there! Enjoy it!
     
  14. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    Killer.

    I had a GoldieDrip and sold it. Foolish me.
     
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    wstsidela I'm bonafied Gold Supporting Member

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    STUNNING!! I need a Suhr in my collection. How much?
     
  16. Ed Reed

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    Congrats indeed. I own a Suhr but hadn't played it in quite a while. I pulled it out tonight and plugged it into my AC30, MAN!!! that guitar sounds great. I'll be playing iy again for a while now.

    As far as price, I picked mine up in 99% used condition here on the forum for $1600.00 shipped. A drip like the one in this thread would be more. Call Tone Merchants.
     
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    shame hes finishing the drip :(
     
  18. duffyguitarman

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    Thanks for the replies all. I'm pretty stoked and it's fun to share.

    Thanks for the props Steve, "always" is apprieciated.

    Got it from Boston Guitar Works. Heath was really cool to deal with and he gave me a fair price. Retail w/SSC system was $3350.00, he sold it to me for $2540.00 Shipped.


    I had seen quite a few up for sale here on TGP, all in mint cond., I was ready to buy one and the seller had second thoughts. He put it back up for sale right after I pulled the trigger on this one.
    I'll give him a plug. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=348902&highlight=suhr



    Peace,
    Duffy
     
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    Hey Duffy,

    Awesome guitar! Did you donate the Yamaha to the Hard Rock Cafe?

    When are you gigging with it? I'll have to get the crew together and come out
     
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    That guitar is sick....you are a lucky man! Congrats and enjoy it.
     

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