My First Custom Guitar: Suhr Standard

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  1. hawkeye17

    hawkeye17 Member

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    I've been playing since 1985 and owned a lot of guitars but never found THE guitar for me. Got a bit of extra $ laying around for a change and I'm finally ordering a Suhr Standard to my specs. I've got a Suhr Pro Series S2 that I like a lot but I've always wanted a couple of tweaks. I consider this my contribution to the Stimulus!!

    Model: Standard
    Body: Alder
    Neck: 1pc Maple w/ Heavy Stainless Steel frets
    Profile: Even Taper C Slim w/ 16" radius
    Nut: Tusq - 1.650
    Tuners: Chrome Locking
    Tremolo: Gotoh 510TS-FE1 recessed
    Pickups: DSH+ Bridge, FL middle, Aldrich neck(all white)
    Color: Mercedes Blue Metallic w/ White 3ply pickguard
    Wiring: V, T, 5way w/ push pull splitting of the humbuckers on the Tone pot
    Options: Buzz Feiten(still not sure on this) and a Tremol-No that will be added later by the guy that makes them

    Nothing ridiculously flashy but very functional. I'm placing the order on March 1st and should have it in 3 or 4 months. I'm already salivating.
    :BEER. Any thoughts on the Buzz Feiten tuning system? I read that with a flatter radius and lower action it doesn't help as much. Guthrie Govan actually ditched it on his Signature model.
     
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  2. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    Great guitars. Nothing like having one built to your specs, your going to love it!
     
  3. MartinC

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    I've got a Suhr Classic with BFTS and a PRS Mira without BFTS. PRS guitars have a compensated nut that is placed closer to the first fret than standard ... which is also one of the elements in BFTS. Both guitars intonate perfectly. If I ordered another Suhr, I'd opt for BFTS. The absence of BFTS wouldn't rule out a guitar for me though.
    I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it ... I don't think it's a make or break thing. You'll be the proud owner of a spectacularly good guitar either way.

    I would highly recommend jumbo frets though ...
     
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    Zuper Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a great guitar. There are a couple of long threads on BFTS if you do a search. Personally, I think it is great, and definitely worth speccing. If you don't like the temperment and intonation change, you can always tune and intonate traditionally, and it will still be better than a standard nut.
     
  5. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    Unless you fret hard with your left hand or you like the nut height high then it isn't needed on our guitars. You can also intonate normal if the nut is moved just by intonating from the 3rd to the 15th fret equal temp.
    :banana
     
  6. hawkeye17

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    Well there ya go! Thanks John. As for the Frets, Heavy is already a large fret and I'm comfortable with them on my S2 so I'm hesitant to change. Thanks for the input folks.
     
  7. pjrhd28

    pjrhd28 Silver Supporting Member

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    I had a Suhr Classic and have a Suhr Standard.

    The Suhr Classic was a good guitar.

    The Suhr Standard is the best guitar I own, and it ain't even close.
     

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