Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Gi-gi-giggity, Aug 7, 2006.
Legit or selling out?
Hmmmmmm.................I have checked one out and found it as nice as any Suhr.No cutting of corners ...so to speak. I look at it a couple of ways.It's a very good business decision to make an excellent bolt on style guitar for that price.Have you priced similar speced Fenders lately.Kinda pricey and not so good out of the box.I also look at it as a ......"take that you bastid!" towards Fender.Both perfectly good reasons to make such a guitar IMO.
Haven't the chance to play one, but it seems a great idea to me. Next LA trip, I hope to get a chance to give one a go.
A buddy of mine has one. I got a chance to play it and it is very very nice. The price difference is merely about getting a "standard" Suhr, i.e. without any customizations. The quality is just as great as other Suhrs.
Legit. No sell out.
+1: The price reduction comes in by reducing labor costs by limiting options. Not a sell-out at all.
I think it is a smart idea, as many of us, don't care about maxing options anyway, but appreciate the high level of quality that is built into every Suhr.
I hope they build a "tele-style" version of the PRO
Sweet...that's good to know. Thanks guys.
According to John Suhr, it's as good as a custom Suhr but without the options.
In what sense is that "selling out"?
...this is a great direction for suhr to go!
if he offers a pro series tele with a contoured body, or a pro series strat with three single coils, i'm in (especially if the price includes the silent backplate system).
Unburst - I wasn't implying that he was selling out, I was just asking if anyone had first hand experience. I think his idea of a minimal options guitar a great idea, however what maker would admit to selling out or cutting corners in the first place? I love Surhs and plan on buying one in the near future.
It looks like a good idea. I'm going to have to find one to try out.
Smart move on his part. Although I hate those Wilkinson tremolo's they use on the Pro Series:/
...uh! oh! why?