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Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by redgold, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. redgold

    redgold Supporting Member

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    ...thanks to John et al. for building it, Ed for emailing about it, and Wasyl at Black Creek Guitars for hooking me up. A very unique sound that exceeded my expectations (and they were pretty high).

    Ray

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  2. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    wow...that's gorgeous!
     
  3. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok, now that is one sick looking axe!:AOK
    Congrats man. That one kills me.

    RC
     
  4. Drunkagain

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    Whew, that is a killer looking guitar. Love the shape of the sound hole. Makes it look really sleek. Congrats.
     
  5. Scott Peterson

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    Wow - that is totally unique and gorgeous! Congrats!
     
  6. cnardone

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    That is hot. Man. i want one. What are the specs? is that completely hollow, Semi hollow? How does the 5 way work? any push pulls? What are the pickups? Scale Length?
     
  7. Quinny

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    What a fantastic looking guitar, a beautiful flame and a great finish. What's the switching set-up on it? Looks like it'd be a hell of a versatile guitar.

    Congrats!

    Q.
     
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    That's a beauty. Congrats. Would you mind publishing the specs and/or build order?
     
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    Cool guit-fiddle:AOK Is that the new Wilkinson trem?
     
  10. redgold

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    Thanks for the comments guys. Truth be told, I was a little worried as I tend to be a play before buying type (at least with guitars). Also, I usually have simpler, more traditional taste (ash tele please), but I love the aesthetic (does anyone have a cooler logo?) and choices available with Suhr. I'm hoping this guitar will take my playing in new directions. I went with chambering on the upper side because I wanted just a hint of air and dynamics for the humbucker tones; less than a thineline tele, more like a Baker RF. It is super versatile and doesn't sound like a tele/strat/gibson, which is a good thing! Here are the specs:

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  12. Srini

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    Gorgeous! Mine's 5118 - sure hope its here soon!!

    Srini
     
  13. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Dang, that's a cool looking axe!
    Can John build 'em or what!!

    Congrats,
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  14. Ted Witcher

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    How does a guitar like that sound?
     
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    Cat's Eye Sound Hole :AOK
     
  16. suhr_rodney

    suhr_rodney Supporting Member

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    Even C Huge - very cool! I have a chambered mahogany Classic T with an even C Huge neck. I LOVE that neck carve and am sure yours is awesome!
     
  17. redgold

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    It's really fantastic. The first thing you notice is the attack at the front of the note. Not a pop like ash or the swell of mahogany, but a biting, woody attack with a lot of top end and upper mids. These pickups are not hot, but the guitar has a lot of presence. A very slight airy quality in the lower mids with the 1/2 chamber. The neck bucker splits nicely-- more round and less bright than the middle single coil on its own. Positions 2 and 4 have some strat hollowness, but not so much quack, which is good for me. The real surprise is the bridge bucker, which is again, not too hot, but strikes a balance between aggressive and sweet--some Beckish tele-gib tones there. String definition is outstanding. The tone control is voiced really well. Fully counter-clockwise, it is soft and mellow with no mud. I usually back it off a quarter turn, and then turn it up when needed to cut through. A very versatile, articulate, and uniquely voiced guitar... I'm already playing some new tunes on it, always the mark of an inspiring instrument.

    Wish I was clip enabled, but if you are really interested and want a phone demo, shoot me a PM.

    Ray
     
  18. onemind

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    Hey What's a Tele "Electro" jack?

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  19. redgold

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    It's a cup shaped tele jack that screws right into the body. Lentz uses it as well.
     
  20. Srini

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    Very nice! I am a little surprised they gave you the covered DSVs, since I was told that they were no longer being offered...:(

    I'm sure the covered SSVs (on mine) will sound great too..:)

    Srini
     

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