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Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by sinasl1, Jan 26, 2012.
SO that's where Suhr got the idea.
Too cool. Thanks for the pics! I never get tired of SUHR Guitar porn.
Bumping this because of daydreaming...
Anyyone have anything new to add on the "Roasted Body" thang?
Now that you've had the guitar for a while, how do you find the tone of the roasted body vs standard? Looking at the possibility of having a roasted body on a new build and wanted to get your impression.
Do tell about the "other" double secret feature!
That is a real nice looking guitar! Play her in good health!
Pete, is it significantly lighter in weight compared to a standard alder bodied guitar? OK they all vary, but is yours, say, less than 7lbs?
You know, funny this thread got bumped- I just picked up this guitar from storage yesterday. I haven't used it since last tour, last year. I pulled it out of my guitar vault and I was like damn, I missed this thing! It's experienced some cool natural checking at some point as well, which I love (probably coming and going from France last year, the weather was so all over the place). Anyway, I'll use it on some vid demo stuff this week.
You can hear it in my Jim Kelley vid demo.
It's a great guitar! It's definitely resonant, who knows how much the roasted body contributes... But I'm betting it doesn't hurt...
No not really. It is pretty light but so are most Suhrs!
most of the resonance is not thanks to the roasted wood but the good wood selection.
Two night ago I was testing a friends Modern Satin and it's one of the most resonant guitars I have ever played and extremly light weight, SUHR sure knows how to make them great, no question about it.
I'm really considering a SUHR after this experience.
Wow. That's one heck of a demo vid. The roasted body and neck guitar is played for the first couple of minutes only, but the whole vid is worth checking out. John Suhr and Jim Kelley interview towards the end.
Pete can you have someone @ Suhr thow a pic of the spec sheet on this particular guitar up. Thanks!
Thanks! I was really happy with that one. Jim was too, which was icing on the cake! He's a great guy and really came up with an incredible amp, so I tried to do it justice.
I'm using this guitar in a new vid for the vertex boost, it'll be done Monday. I'll post it here- the guitar sounds incredible, with the boost and my SL68.
Looking forward to seeing that and by the way, really appreciate your reviews. I'm in the midst of a new build with Switchback and I'm really looking for an ultralight guitar (as light as you can get with a 1" neck). Mike is looking at all the options including a roasted body. I really want a resonant guitar that you can feel the vibration when you play it and for me, that has always been from really light guitars. We'll see what Mike come up with from his supplier.
pete, really random question but you mentioned several posts back about your prefrring 9-12" compared to 10-14" radius on some of you more 'vintage' looking strats - were you referring only to your SSS classics (or did you also mean some of you bridge HB Classics)?
still feel the same way as wehn you posted about this a while ago?
I think so. I can kind of get used to different radiuses pretty easy but I dig that 9-12".