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New Suhr day- aged Classic S w/roasted body! PICS added

sinasl1

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So I got my long-awaited Classic S yesterday- it's olympic white, with medium aging and the coolest thing is it's all "roasted"- the maple neck is, but also the alder body! It's one of the first 5 they've built like this. It sounds spectacular and it plays amazing, of course.... It's got 3 V60 LP's and a 6 screw vintage style gotoh bridge... 9-12" radius (my first with this radius and I think it's perfect for me, just awesome feeling)... 6105 (or is it 6100?? now I forget)...

Anyways, there's something to the roasted thing, it's a very deep, alive, and punchy guitar, tons of attack.

There's another feature with it that's new but I can't talk about it, I think Suhr's keeping a lid on it, but I'll discuss when the time's right...

I'll post some crappy iPhone pics later tonight... I'm on a plane to NYC and I grabbed it at the last minute to bring for these gigs I'm doing here, I had to check it which sucks (I have my LP with me in a gig bag as well, so it got carried on) but hey- it's an S, at the end of the day it's tough, right?

EDIT: here she is:



 
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Killcrop

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The roasting deal is intriguing. Is it basically artificially aging the wood?
 

sinasl1

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As I understand it, it removes all the moisture and whatnot from the wood, leaving it dry, very stable, and then of course there's the big question- does it resonate more, etc due to the changes the roasting imparts. I've had a roasted neck on a modern for the last 2 years and it's incredibly stable- it DOES NOT move. Does it sound better than a regular neck? I dunno. It's a great guitar!

But roasting the body, obviously you'd only do that for tone.... I'll report back after I gig with it a bit.

I will say the 60's C standard shape with 9-12" radius is really a perfect strat neck, to me. I have a few with 10-14" and I like that but i'm thinking i dig the 9-12" more. It also looks great on a vintage type S. If that makes sense. Sometimes I look down at an axe that's all vintage appointments and whatnot and if it's got a very flat radius it sort of looks/feels a bit odd, if that makes sense. This one's just right!
 

kirkham13

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I think they put it in a kiln and suck all the air out so it can't burn. Similar to hardening, reducing weight, ie artificial ageing. Welcome to the 20th century, of pre-aged, pre reliced oldies, granted, I would love a roasted strat.:mob
 

artguy47

Ol' CuRmUGeOn
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The two roasted Suhrs I got to play, standard and modern, both ash, were amazing! Such tone and resonance. I'm holding off my next order (which was supposed to go in this month) until I can get one(ash modern set neck).

Enjoy your new Suhr! I'm positive you'll really appreciate the resonance and tone, as I did. Just wish I could have had more time to really play the guitars, as they were great!
 

walterw

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There's another feature with it that's new but I can't talk about it, I think Suhr's keeping a lid on it, but I'll discuss when the time's right...
if it's the new hum-canceling circuit, that cat's already out of the bag and sitting on your lap purring. (john himself has posted a little bit about it already, that it'll be smaller than the old system and work as well or better, and that once it comes on line aftermarket, we'll be able to install it in the control cavity of any guitar.)
 

Jim S

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The guitar is fully protected by oversized edges that wrap 360 degrees around thick 4001 sintered running bases that are tough and fast. It uses a more durable Nylon blended top sheet that is not only lightweight, it's stronger with better chip and scratch resistance. And all of this is stuck together with a high grade flexible epoxy developed for impact resistance and long life in extreme conditions and comes with a stone grind; edge polish/bevel; and a multi-stage, deep penetrating waxing process.

This will allow me to pretend I'm Steve Stevens and then ski the **** out of Squaw Valley's off piste gems.
 

daveS

lefty dude on hiatus
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Cool. This roasted wood thing is intriguing....and no doubt that whatever new innovation from Suhr is to be revealed or discussed here, it will be something practical and cool. :aok
 

RSRD

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No Pics = it doesnt exist


Post them already. I dont care if they are as blurry as an escort on a sunday night
 

A-Bone

Montonero, MOY, Multitudes
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Definitely intrigued to see and hear this, Pete. The roasted wood necked Suhr I custom ordered is super resonant. It rings like a bell.
 

big mike

Cathode biased
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Looks great Pete. YOu'll have to give us your impresson of the baked/unbaked body differences in tone.
 




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