Suhr Tele Porn

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

  1. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold 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.
     
  6. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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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

    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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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.
     
  8. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks Mike.
     
  9. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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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 New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold 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 New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Neck= Strat tone, but with a solid body. More girth and balls than a Strat.
     
  13. glynn

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    Oooohhhh, that's purdy!
     
  14. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks mang! :)
     
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    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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

    Chris Member

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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.
     
  18. srepetto

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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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  20. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer New Mods On The Block Staff Member Gold 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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