NGD: Suhr Aura (It's here and it's glorious)

DreamTheaterRules

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For myself, I can't justify such a pricey guitar, but if I was to spend that kind of money, I'd definitely spend it on a guitar vs. a trip. You can't play a trip, and you can only reminisce about a trip after it's done. A guitar gives pleasure much, much longer. YMMV, FWIW, OMGBBQ.
Depends on what your wife wears on that trip. Tropical Island... Mrs. DTR in a bikini.... those mental images last a lifetime. :aok Now, if she only takes a one piece, I'll take the guitar. :crazyguy
 

griggsterr

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Really beautiful. I wonder if @Husky has any plans to offer a wraptail in the future as well. I know a TOM is the classic recipe but Collings certainly found a way to make a classic-looking wraptail with spot-on intonation.
Which I think PRS has done for well over 20 years. Just sayin :)
 

jbd3

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Which I think PRS has done for well over 20 years. Just sayin :)
They certainly do--I've got a McCarty wraptail that's wonderful! But I much prefer the looks of the Collings, as I tend to be more of a traditionalist. The PRS wraptails (Hubers, too) work very well, but I like how the Collings doesn't have the obvious intonation compensation, yet intonate great anyway. And the Collings style, in my unscientific experience, seem more resonant.
 

sinasl1

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Thanks a bunch!

It's a neck TB and a TB+ in the bridge. The pickups sound so good to me. I had no idea and how great they would sound, but I just trust in the builder and the pickups are top notch. Congrats have to go to @sinasl1 too as those were the set of ears approving the sound these great pickups. Frankly, every Suhr pickup / combo I have sounds wonderful. ML's, V60's, SSH, SSH+, SSV's, they all sound wonderful. Imagine demo's coming from someone who can really play like Pete. He will have one, count on it. Oh, and Pete, it's your fault I fell in love with Suhr guitars, I learned about them from you, so yeah, another notch in your belt.

Glad you're digging that fine guitar and glad you like the pickups! :) Play on!!!
 

CaliCaveMan

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Glad you're digging that fine guitar and glad you like the pickups! :) Play on!!!
YEAH PETE! Absolutely! Can't wait to hear you throw down with one at some point! Obviously, your sig guitar is killer too. Rock stars in the house!!
 

Ron

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I've been curious about how the Aura would sound compared to a good Les Paul Historic. Two design differences make this an interesting question: one, the use of different body and neck woods, and two, the slightly longer scale length. Pickups can be easily changed, so they're not really a factor. Obviously the answers to these questions were known at Suhr, their design choices went into production, and Bob's your uncle. I look forward to a YouTube video with both instruments playing the same music through the same amp. Frankly, I hope the Aura is not an LP killer, it's very expensive and I don't want to buy one so I could play it anytime I wanted. ;)
 

James_E

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PSA: cosmomusic.ca has 2 of these. One gold-top and they JUST got in #24, a crazy burst. I saw it yesterday... insane. And so light! The burst isn't on their website yet. The gold is.
 

griggsterr

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They certainly do--I've got a McCarty wraptail that's wonderful! But I much prefer the looks of the Collings, as I tend to be more of a traditionalist. The PRS wraptails (Hubers, too) work very well, but I like how the Collings doesn't have the obvious intonation compensation, yet intonate great anyway. And the Collings style, in my unscientific experience, seem more resonant.
I get that, we all have our little things that we like. I'm not big on tradition more on what works well. but there are certain things that I want to be a certain way. However I was thinking as I drove my car to my first work appointment yesterday I sure wish I could find a Parker Fly nite fly that wasn't more than 2k. There was a time when I wouldn't have remotely owned one.
 

Mr Fingers

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One fundamental quality of this, and very, very few other, guitars is the intent to do everything to the maximum degree of design, materials, and most of all, execution. For the Aura, having a builder whose knowledge, capability, and -- far from least -- commitment is unexcelled makes the product of this enterprise majestic. IMO, this kind of guitar-making helps drive the entire guitar-making world forward for everyone. Even the many producers who essentially employ robots feel the influence and are impelled to raise standards rather than cutting corners for greater profit. I am a painter, and in my world -- art -- the true artists are always looking not for shortcuts, but for ever more challenging work to undertake. Truly expensive guitars sometimes make my head spin (though I own three!) but when I stop to really pay attention to what they are, I no longer view them as fancy versions of anything, but as the inspiring leading edge of the art and profession.
 

CaliCaveMan

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One fundamental quality of this, and very, very few other, guitars is the intent to do everything to the maximum degree of design, materials, and most of all, execution. For the Aura, having a builder whose knowledge, capability, and -- far from least -- commitment is unexcelled makes the product of this enterprise majestic. IMO, this kind of guitar-making helps drive the entire guitar-making world forward for everyone. Even the many producers who essentially employ robots feel the influence and are impelled to raise standards rather than cutting corners for greater profit. I am a painter, and in my world -- art -- the true artists are always looking not for shortcuts, but for ever more challenging work to undertake. Truly expensive guitars sometimes make my head spin (though I own three!) but when I stop to really pay attention to what they are, I no longer view them as fancy versions of anything, but as the inspiring leading edge of the art and profession.
Well said...

In the aftermath of gauking at the beauty, this piece of art is already feeling like a tool for music creation. I was able to spend an hour playing to backing tracks experimenting with clean tones and blends with tone controls etc...

This thing performs like a champion. It is doing everything one could ask for in my opinion. I noticed that extra cut in the back at the neck body spot really creates even better access. I don’t know of that is why it’s there or not but it feels great.

You get your cake and eat it too with these. Can’t wait to see the others coming...
 

finnster

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Congrats! Let’s see the gut shots! Most guys ask for amp gut shots but this deserves a peak into the cavity......what say you?
 

CaliCaveMan

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Congrats! Let’s see the gut shots! Most guys ask for amp gut shots but this deserves a peak into the cavity......what say you?
You mean like under the pickups, or the electronics or both I guess?

You can check out John's Instagram and there's a gorgeous cherry burst he's working on with pics without pickups he just posted the other day. The top on that thing is insanely good. #19
 

Kurt L

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You mean like under the pickups, or the electronics or both I guess?
Yeah, man! Tear it apart for us. You’ve had it a couple of days, gotta be time to change something! :anon

(Actually, I would also enjoy some gut pics. Just be careful!!!)
 




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