suhr standard vs classic question

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  1. calpa94

    calpa94 Member

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    I haven't seen a standard in person yet but I know they are a bit smaller than the classic. Can anyone compare the sound between the two assuming they are both SSH with pickguard alder body/maple neck. I guess my question is does the standard look and feel tiny and does it sound tiny compared to the classic.
     
  2. Zuper

    Zuper Supporting Member

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    The Standard does not sound tiny, by any means. It would be extremely difficult to do a true a/b comparison, but both guitars hold their own in my book. No thin, tinny tones to be found.

    I'm a big guy (Tall), so the standard feels really small. Love the way it looks, though!
     
  3. Phil M

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    The Standard is a pretty small guitar, which I should've expected but for some reason I thought it would be bigger. I prefer the look and feel of larger guitars, like strats or the Suhr Classic. The Standard certainly did not sound small or tinny though.
     
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    See my post on the bottom of page 1 of this thread:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?p=2235949&highlight=nomadgtr#post2235949

    That's a classic on the left and a standard on the right. The size difference isn't very much and in reality the woods you choose will have a much greater effect on the tone than the size or shape. The classic in the picture is alder and is great for blues/blues rock stuff where the standard is mahogany with a quilt maple top and its much more punchier and a true rock guitar. Both have brazilian rosewood fretboards, the classic is maple neck and the standard is mahogany. I suggest you talk with Ed Yoon or John Suhr directly if you want to understand the nuances and differences in the models and the available options. They're a wealth of information and both great guys to deal with. I trust their experience and advice implicitly.
     
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    i prefer the classic

    i m not so keen on the flat top of the classic - maybe its a mental thing

    it soundd a bit more modern and studio to me whereas the classic is more vibey
     
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    Trying to decide if this is a serious post or something to get the locals all fired up ....
     

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