Suhr Antique

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  1. ccteleman

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    These have been out awhile, whats the impression of those that own or had a chance to get hands on. Thanks
     
  2. matt5150

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    Get a Tyler and be done with it:D

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    he's in Aerosmith right? I saw him on 2.5 men the other night kick'n the crap out of Charlie.. Cool hat

    You tired of that TT Sunburst yet? Heck brink it with you when you come up to the mile high:BEER
     
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    I love my two antiques classics (strats)
    Especially the black one. Both feels very broken in but with all the refined Suhr playability and features such as the SSC and 10"-14" radius.
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    Apeshape,
    didn't you use to own Tylers?
    If so, how do they compare?
     
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    I will bring it and my new toy;)
     
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    Cool goods you got there. I like the black one, wish they would offer the nitro without aging.
     
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    I would e-mail John and see if he can hook you up. He said he might be able to do a black nitro but that the finish is ultra thin so you could get checking.

    Matt
     
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    nice and nice!!!
     
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    Love my antique T -- that and my i-35 have become my go to guitars


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    Very sweet, Laz. Love your taste!
     
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    Great collection. Someone is a Landau fan!
     
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    I love mine (butterscotch 52 T style). Wonderful guitar.
     
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    Or Scott Henderson. Or both. That is some great gear Apeshape! Yeah, I am very jealous!
     
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    Apples and oranges. Both are great in their own respect. Tylers in general have something special to them that no one can touch. Scalloped edges, the 59 neck and some serious tone etc.

    I prefer Suhr's these days because they're a little bit more even and...How should I put it? Has a punchy yet sweet sound that appeals to me.

    The Landau thing is by accident purely. The T, I spotted from NAMM 2006 and knew I wanted it because of the P90 and alder body. That's probably the punchiest guitar I have. If you wanna cut through the traffic. Get a Suhr T.

    The black one is based my first love for guitars back in the days. It turned out so well and has some serious mojo to it. Kinda reminds me of a Tyler.
     
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    I was just joking with ya. It was mostly cause of the Tele and the rack for the wet rig! Looked like an mpx-1 and a Marshall 80/80. I've played Mikes and Kirks tele like that, amazing guitars!!
     
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    Did you get the 30w??
     
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    I think I played that guitar at NAMM 2006 - that's one of the best T style guitars I've ever played regardless of the builder or brand.

    I shouldda bought that one (GRIN). Sincerely, I own a good '56 Tele and a good '66 Tele, and that guitar just blew me away. There was also a natural finish Suhr Antique Tele that year that slayed me.

    It's really very hard, IMHO, to compare the guitars of great builders like John Suhr and Jim Tyler. Very similar in some ways, different in other ways. There's no "best". Is a Lambourghini better than a Ferrari? Depends on who's driving.

    Dana O.
     
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    You're right. It's the best guitar I own.

    I hate comparing builders. It's simply not fair. They all do their own thing that appeals to different people. All I know is that Tyler and Suhr is some of the best you can get (not forgetting the others). You can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Well, it's always nice to hear from those who are able to compare them ;-)
    I've been sitting on the fence for a while wondering if I should buy a mongoose retro or a Classic T, and even though I own both a Tyler and a Suhr, I always appreciate to hear other opinions as comparisons are not necessarily about who's best, but about differences and why people choose one over the other ...
     

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