New Suhr...koa porn

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  1. Srini

    Srini Guest

    Alright guys.....what do you think??

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    Srini
     
  2. Melodic Dreamer

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    beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. atquinn

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    Needs a trem and chrome hardware. Otherwise, Awesome :D!
    Is the miniswitch a coilsplitter?

    -Austin
     
  4. juggernaut

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    That is awesome.:AOK:AOK:AOK:AOK:AOK:AOK:dude:dude:dude:dude:dude:dude
     
  5. Srini

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    The miniswitch adds the bridge pickup to the 1 and 2 positions - coil splitting is the push-pull tone. I'm actually surprised at how usable all the tones are.

    I never learned how to use a whammy, so no trem for me - although I expect a trem bridge would alter the tone. And I've always been a HUGE fan of gold hardware..:)

    Srini
     
  6. Da5Id

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    Holy Cow that's beautiful!!!
     
  7. joek86

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    Great Guitar! I see a Koa Tele with P90's in my future..

    Joe
     
  8. SouthernShred

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    wow...I've got wood...where's Scott Peterson? :)

    Wait, that didn't sound right...uhhh it's a koa thread so Scott'll be here soon
     
  9. vladorg

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    Beautiful,Srini!Congrats!


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  10. Scott Peterson

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    Damn outstanding! Koa goooooooooooooooood!
     
  11. 8nthatK

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    Looks fantastic! And wow, those are some big arse frets.
     
  12. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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  13. Kappy

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    Beautiful guitar. And I think gold goes perfectly with koa.
     
  14. suhr_rodney

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    That's got to be one of the ugliest guitars I've ever seen. Perhaps I could relieve you of your pain by keeping her locked away at my house.:D

    Cheers to an absolutely wonderful looking guitar.:BEER
     
  15. beNsteR

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    Well done John Suhr!!! That is the first time i have seen an f-hole that actually complements and looks great with that body style!!! That looks just fantastic!!! :D:cool:
     
  16. BluePowder

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    Holy Crap!

    How do the F-holes affect the tone?

    That's one sweet guitar man, congratulations!
     
  17. daveS

    daveS lefty dude on hiatus Gold Supporting Member

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    WOW, I think it is another Killer looking work of art from John ! How do you like the sound and feel ?
    -d
     
  18. MightyGuru

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    Awesome...looks like it grew that way.
     
  19. Srini

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    Thanks, guys....I can't tell you how blown away I am, although you Suhr owners can identify.

    When I first contacted Suhr, I explained the kind of tome I was looking for - as close as possible to a 335 tone in a Strat format. This is it, guys! The mahogany body and neck must be the secret, because it is FAT and HUGE, yet a musical as can be. I'm still not a bridge pickup fan, but this is as close as I'll ever get to liking that sound. Its not bad at all, and if you're into that tone, you'll be in heaven. All the quack positions are sweeter than you can imagine. After about an hour of playing with various tracks, I am amazed at how the guitar "sits" - and I'm using no effects except spring reverb. The bridge pickup blend switch (the mini toggle) is such a pleasant surprise. I was not sure what I would be getting - granted, I specifically requested it - but now that I have it, I'd say its a must in every guitar. The neck position, which is where I live most of the time, is simply amazing. The HB tone is fat and warm, and anything you play - evenly - sounds like a jazz standard! But if you press down a little bit, it bites. The neck split is a wonderful tone, although while discussing switching options with John on the phone, he suggested that its an acquired taste and not many people like it - I love it!

    The feel....about all I can say is...wow! Plays like butter is not even close to being an adequate description. I did have to tweak the truss rod just a teeny bit, because I like absolutely no relief. Once that was done, it just about plays itself. I do wish the neck were fatter, but I got the biggest neck they offer. I'm not complaining, though, and it is a truly wonderful feeling neck.

    One thing that must be said though, is that it drives the Fuchs considerably harder than the Anderson pickups on the Warmoth. All gain positions have to be scaled back quite a bit.

    Thats it for now....back to playing!

    Srini
     
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    :eek: Koalicious!!!
     

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