My new Suhr S5 Pro Series

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by nsriley, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. nsriley

    nsriley Member

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    UPS dropped it off a week or so ago. Drop dead gorgeous!!! Smells like new wood and finish etc. Extremely resonate unplugged, I mean loud unplugged, great sign! Superior fit, finish and setup. Just like my S1, only this one has different wood, pickups and bridge. Here's something hilarious.....the serial # is 666. :Devil And it's a Fireburst finish. Hmmmmmmmm. LOL! After tuning and stretching the new strings and locking the Floyd down, I plugged it into my Soldano. Best word to describe this guitar....BALLS! Big huge hairy balls! There's a low midrange to this guitar that is scary sweet sounding! I banged out a bunch of high gain stuff and loved it. I also plugged into a mildly overdriven Fargen MiniPlex Mk2 and was pulling out some neat Rockabilly tones with both pickups on. Plays like complete butter like my S1. I do not regret putting three guitars up for sale to get this one.

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  2. Lewkk

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    That ser number is priceless :D
     
  3. JDouglee

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    No kidding.

    :FM
     
  4. hottub

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    fantastic looking guitar! yeah really, great serial number too.
     
  5. DXMG

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    Sweet guitar mang!! I LOVE "scraped binding" (although I didnt know it was called that until just now...) One thing that makes me :nono - With guitar making skills like that, you'd think they'd know the difference between input and output...

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  6. Redrum

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    I just received my first Suhr recently, a Pro S3 and it's an amazing guitar. Been playing with it so much I'm afraid I may go blind. The Basswood/Maple cap combo does indeed have a wicked lower midrange and overall punch to it. Compared to my friends' Alder bodied Classic T, the S3 has a little more even tonal response with a slightly thicker tone. However, the S3 doesn't have the sparkly, sweet top-end of the Classic T.

    Btw, the Bengal Burst with scraped binding on my S3 is incredible looking - really like that Fireburst finish though - very sweet!
     
  7. Eagle1

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    666 had to have a Floyd.:JAM
     
  8. nsriley

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    Thanks guys. I put on some new knobs last night to sorta personalize the guitar a tad.

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  9. BluePowder

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    Nice guitar man!

    I've got a Suhr pro as well, a first run S1 in orange crush...I love mine to bits! And I'm sure you will too!

    Nice addition on the knobs, I like the gothic cross detail on them.
     
  10. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice indeed.......I have to warn you: It won't be your last.......
     
  11. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    VERY cool. I'm curious, though. Is there a reason for getting locking tuners AND a Floyd?
     
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    You won't be able to keep your hands off that guitar for sure, my Standard has totally raised the bar for the guitars i own. And you've got a reaaaaallly evil # number for sure :)

    Pietro: I suppose it's just more convenience and faster tune-up during restringing as compared to the usual tuners, where u have to get 3 to 4 wraps on each post.
     
  13. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    Testament,

    Okay, yeah, I get that. that makes sense. I haven't had a Floyd guitar in so long. Maybe I should get one again...
     
  14. James V

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    That is one nice looking guitar. I love the top. I was wondering if the volume is in a good spot for swells. Congrats on the great guitar.
     
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    This is one guitar that when it feels so good-like buttah- that it feels like it's playing itself......it just might really be!.. . . .RUN!
     

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