Pics of Suhr carve top and Megas Apollo Archtop

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  1. gordie

    gordie Member

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    A friend took some pics of two of my guitars, a Suhr carve top and a Megas Apollo archtop.

    The Suhr is a one piece chambered mahogany body, quilt maple top, scraped binding, birdseye maple mild V shape, african rosewood board with abalone inlays. Two V60LP and a JST Bucker, 1055 Gotoh bridge.

    The Megas is the Apollo model, although this one is made without any binding. It has a spruce top and flame maple neck, back and sides, Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith pickup, ebony board and trim, and the neck cap and headstock are burl maple.

    I put a couple pics in this post, but there's more at this link:

    http://www.realside.com/WebGallery/GordieGuitars

    -- Gordie

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  2. cSuttle

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    I didn't even know Suhr made carved top. Hmmm . . . learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing. They look really nice. And, welcome to the forum.
     
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    P.S. you wouldn't happen to know Ronnie J would you?
     
  4. gordie

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    Hey Cliff

    Thanks for the welcome.

    Suhr makes seriously sweet carve tops - and has a few variations: solid mahogany, or mahog with maple cap (like mine), other woods with a maple cap, chambered, not chambered. They even do a single cats eye or f hole (on a flat top as well, actually). They did a carve with a spruce top once too.

    There was a 2003 limited edition with quilt on mahogany with an f hole, mahog neck and two Suhr humbuckers, awesome guitar!

    I don't know Ronnie J though...

    -- Gordie
     
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    It was just a wild stab in the dark. It not like you should know him or anything like that.
     
  6. renico00

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    For some reason, that first guitar screams, "Money for nothin' and your chicks for free!" Definitely cool.

    Jeff
     
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    Good to have you here.

    Can't ignore the archtop. Very nice looking instrument...has an old violinish type of vibe...very classy. What styles of music do you play?
     
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    I just posted about thr Suhr over at the forum... 2 classy guitars there man!! i love my carve top too!
     
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    That is beautiful Mr. Suhr
     
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    Damn, John. That is one of the most provacative and classiest looking guitars I have ever seen.

    How long is the build time on a guitar like that? I need one now :eek:
     
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    Lovely Suhrs guys... very nice and, as stated, classy.

    That archtop though.... man, there's something about a guitar like that which just makes me want one so bad. I've been craving something like that for a while now.... but pretty sure I wouldn't know what the hell to play on it if I did get one. :D Is such a beast a jazz box solely? Something like that makes me live in fear of finding out just how bad a player I actually am. Still want one, though... hee hee...

    Q.
     
  12. gordie

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    I use the Suhr as a rock/blues box, but it can jazz out too, and a great fusion guitar. I mostly play rock and blues stuff on it, but I could use it for anything.

    The Megas ranges from straight up jazz to acoustic rock type stuff - archtops sound a lot different than flattops, but this one rings a lot, not stiff like the old style archtops were back in the day, so you can play the Rain Song on it acoustically and it works. I use it primarily for jazz.

    I have the Suhr set up with .10s and the Megas has .13s (wound g), so that makes a big difference on how they feel and what I use them for.

    Here's a clip with the Suhr: Slow whirly song

    I don't typically play that style, we were just messing around a bit one night and never actually finished that song, but I really love how that guitar sounds and the clip shows off the guitar's tone.

    I need to update my clip collection, I have some other clips on different guitars which are rock and electronic type stuff, but I need to get some blues and jazz clips playing with a band.

    OK, here's another I found which is the Suhr 2004 LE (alder/maple chambered standard body, 2 V60LPs and DSV, maple/indian rosewood neck). Guitar comes in partway through and solo with a clean tone about 2/3 way through.

    Hello, I am addicted to too much bass in the mix
     
  13. tonefreak

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    A nice 'problem' to have! :D

    I only play Suhr 'Strat-types' and 'Tele-types'... excellent tone and feel!

    Plus Ed and John are some of the nicest people you will come across!
     
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    That Megas looks wonderful!

    Fellow forumite Arriba is very excited to be getting his Megas by the end of the year. I hear that Ted's prices and waiting list both keep expanding.
     
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    Congratiolations on the beautiful Megas Apollo. Every detail on your guitar looks perfect.
    My Megas Athena will be finished in December . The wait kills me!
     
  17. gordie

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    Take heart, the guitars are all worth the wait :D

    December is just around the corner...

    Post some pics when you get it, Athenas are awesome too (don't ask me how I know) :eek:
     
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    Hey Tim!

    Glad you still love that guitar. Last night I finally pulled the trigger on the sequel to that wonderful guitar......it'll be the amalgamation of all the Suhr's I've owned (and currently own) and I just can't wait.

    The wait begins......:eek:
     
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    Hi Pete,

    How's it going man?! Make sure you send me some pics when she arrives!!

    Not ordered my next Suhr yet..... need a set neck and then it is another Suhr after that!
     
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    That Megas looks sweet...how much are they going for?
     

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