Suhr Tele Porn

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Teleplayer, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    Not exactly great photos. I discovered that it is somewhat difficult to get good pictures of a Mary Kay finish. However, you get the idea.

    The fiddle is obviously much nicer and cooler in person.

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    Kudos to John and his crew for making a killer axe for me.
     
  2. clarkram

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    very nice and congrats. I've been on the hunt for a Suhr tele myself. Does the 3 pup version retain any tele vibe or is it more strat like in tone?

    Clark
     
  3. highgeer

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    3 pickup Suhrs retail all of the tele vibe while adding a bit of the strat vibe.

    The Tele looks great, congrats.

    Mike
     
  4. John LeQuire

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    Very nice, I absolutely love Mary Kay guitars...
     
  5. Chris

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    Very nice! Almost exactly like mine, also a three-pickup Mary Kay, but I have lipstick pickups where you have strat pickups. And I have a maple board. Is yours contoured? Hard to tell from the pics.
     
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    Love it!

    Hate those Wilkie saddles though. Just can't get use to the big boobies. They intonate perfectly, though.

    But the whole vibe and tone of his T-style guitars are phenomenal. John winds one of the best Tele bridge pickups in production. And there's something about a Strat pickup in the neck position that's sounds extra punchy in a Tele.

    Congrats - dig the combo!
     
  7. Teleplayer

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    Retains both. I had the guitar loaded with John's V60's in the neck and middle positions. Broadcaster bridge pickup.....which is a smokin pickup, by the way. I also added a push/pull pot for the tone control that allows me to add the bridge pickup at anytime.

    The coolest tone is having the out-of-phase position between neck and middle pickups....and then adding the bridge for extra bite and sizzle. Really cool sound.
     
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    Thanks Mike.
     
  9. Teleplayer

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    Chris - it's not contoured. I have been playing Tele's for nearly 30 years, and feel more comfortable with a vintage radius body. I've owned both Anderson and Suhr Teles with contours, and just wanted a bit more vintage vibe - thus, the vintage body and three saddle bridge.
     
  10. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    My first Mary Kay, but I have always dug the look and vibe.
     
  11. ABKB

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    She is a lovely git there Teleplayer. I know you mentioned the pups still have that Tele vibe, but does the neck pup alone still give you that tele darkness? I love a good lipstick in there for a nice change of pace kind of sound. A strat in a good neck pup still has a great vibe too though. So I was just curious if it was closer to a Tele or a Strat sound there.

    Anyway, lovely instrument man, enjoy!
     
  12. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    Neck= Strat tone, but with a solid body. More girth and balls than a Strat.
     
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    Oooohhhh, that's purdy!
     
  14. Teleplayer

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    Thanks mang! :)
     
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    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    Way to stoke the fire mang! :D :cool: :dude
     
  17. Chris

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    A bit fuzzy, but here's mine:

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    The original Wilkinson bridge is now back on after having been notched.
     
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    I cant resist. #1530 is in the mail as we speak, it just flew from NC to Ohio on its way to the Last Frontier of AK. Not that I am watching fedex tracking or anything...

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    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    Trem on a Tele????? Total blasphemy. I think you need to re-think your commitment to T-style guitars, and maybe get a Strat. Thus, you should also immediately send your newly purcahsed T to me for examination and safe keeping........ :D

    Nice axe man. BTW, is that the same fiddle that was recently up for sale on TGP? Enjoy it; she's a fine looking burst!
     

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