Suhr arrives

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  1. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    umm, yea, uh, sorry, I got no words right now :D

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  2. Testudo

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    I know the feeling! Congratulations, now get playing!!
     
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    She's totally stunning! So, what language does she speak?
     
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    Lou,
    The color of those knobs, are they "parchment" or "cream"?
     
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    Excellent color - EXACTLY what I would order. Specs and impressions please!!

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  6. lv

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    parchment
     
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    Course I sold both of my amps 3 days before it arrived! Which means you should bring your XTC over:D
     
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    Holy **** Lou thats not a neck thats a telephone pole.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. And I thought I liked big necks! :D I bet it sounds sweet!
     
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    Lou,
    Thanks for showing the specs. The Suhr I'm ordering also has the 56 Big V contour, only mine will have 7"-9.5" radius. How do you like the neck shape?
     
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    big necks GOOOOD!

    nice axe!
     
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    Nice axe, Lou. What does it weigh?

    That neck is big, but not THAT big. The V contour and 1.65" nut make it fit the hand surprisingly well, right Lou? I have a Morgaine Mintage '57 with a very similar size/shape neck. It is easy to play, and this from someone who found the earlier Jeff Beck Strat necks too large (due to the U shape).
     
  14. lv

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    I LOVE it! I love soft V necks and Gibson historics, so I was going for the soft V shape, but something as big as a historic. The 56 Big V is a sharper V I think as I originally ordered that one but then switched to the soft V.
     
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    Thanks Ken. She weighs about 7 and 3/4 lbs. The neck is probably one of the biggest I've ever owned, comparable to some of my bigger historics - but it plays very well. It fits my hand perfectly. I find bigger necks easier to play on, and the big ss frets make bending so very smooth.

    The guitar is very loud acoustically - I wonder if thats just good wood, or if the big ass neck has something to do with it?
     
  16. lv

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    The Ocean Turquoise on this thing is awesome - the above pics were shot inside with flash, here's one outside in natural light:

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    The first pics are more accurate, but its very cool how it changes depending on the light. John sure knows how to do Ocean Turquoise right.
     
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    And all that care surey pays off too, Ed. Thanks to all of you at Suhr for doing such a fantastic job at buliding guitars.
     
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    Oooh baby!
    Sweetness...bet that humbucker is just the business!
    That strat should look real nice next to your next cream colored combo!
    Congrats, Lou.
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    Congrats Lou!
     
  20. lv

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    Oh yea Steve, you know those two are gonna look and sound sweet!
     

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