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NGD: Suhr Classic T

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by siv, May 17, 2011.

  1. siv

    siv Member

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    My new to me suhr classic T just arrived. I was looking for an anderson hollow T but decided to give the suhr a try because it had some of the things I was looking for and I've never had the chance to play one. So far, it's a really great guitar! Really nicely balanced (light alder body) and it feels just great. I'm not sure what I think of the neck humburker yet, but I'll have to play it live and see what kind of usable tones I can get out of it. The middle position is amazing, and the bridge has a really great tele sound.

    I've ordered a B/W/B pickguard as my wife doesn't like the tortoise which should be here soon and look really great - black tele with a rosewood board.


    I'm curious - many other players out there who swear by a tele with a bucker in the bridge? What makes it better than a traditional tele single coil?

    Some pics for fun...

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  2. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    That's a fine looking guitar with the tort pickguard.

    -Austin
     
  3. siv

    siv Member

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    I don't disagree, but I don't think the black will look bad either... and it's what the wife prefers, so if getting a black pickguard gives me permission, I'm glad to make the switch.
     
  4. JefeMaximo

    JefeMaximo Huge Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a guitar with a very similar color scheme - except with two P90s. I love the tortoise, but that's just me.

    The humbucker-neck Teles that I have owned and played did not sound that different to my ears than a traditional Tele. There are a few Tele neck pickups that have a very wide range - esp. the CS Nocaster and GE Smith pickups. That said, I have not played a Tele with a screaming, non-traditional humbucker in the neck.
     
  5. XKnight

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    Looks great as is! Congrats!
     
  6. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    Lower the screws in the neck pickup so they are flush with the cover and then raise the whole humbucker only if you need to. That will warm it up and make it better balanced. I prefer a T in the bridge myself !
     
  7. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    My is guitar! I took those Picts! Great sounding tele! Best of luck!
     
  8. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry- iPhone autocorrect. I meant that is my old guitar. Good one too!!
     
  9. siv

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    Thanks dewman - sorry for accidentally using your pics, I just haven't had the chance to snap my own yet! It is indeed a great sounding tele...

    Thanks for the tip John, I'll keep playing it for a bit and see if I can adjust it to my liking.
     
  10. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    My Suhr T is black with tortoise- killer guitar!
     
  11. wildogs

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    I just played a friend's Bluesman Vintage tele at practice tonight with a hb in the neck. The music is a mix of rock, jazz, ballads, etc and the tele really covered the whole thing.

    That black Suhr with a tortoise looks killer.
     
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  12. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    No worries! Great guitar!

     
  13. xroads

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    ...good eye.
     
  14. Ed Alvarado

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    I agree a 100%, Black and tort is one of my favorite combinations. I have a Fender T in that combo.
    I almost forgot Congrats on a beautiful guitar.
     
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  15. JefeMaximo

    JefeMaximo Huge Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Here's my version (photo from previous owner):

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  16. simplecomplexity

    simplecomplexity Senior Member

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    this is cool! matching headstock and bounded body!
     
  17. Ed Alvarado

    Ed Alvarado Member

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    That is sweet!!!!
     
  18. Sanjuro

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    That's a gorgeous Suhr. Congrats!
     
  19. siv

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    For anyone interested, here's a (bad) shot with the black guard. I quite like it actually, very understated. It also sounds great with the lightning reverb!

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  20. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks great with the black guard IMHO.
     

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