Superstrat : Suhr, Anderson, other... ?

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  1. blueprint

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    I'm in the market for a great superstrat, SSH or maybe HSH if I can Split the humbucker. Has to be as light as possible, I hate heavy guitars, and no fat and big neck too.
    The most versatile tonewise the better. What would you suggest ?
     
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  3. Ampedusa

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    I've had a Suhr and a few Andersons. Can't really go wrong with either.
     
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    Guitarwiz007 Silver Supporting Member

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    Can't go wrong with Suhr, Anderson, EBMM, or Tyler IMO.
     
  6. Sociophile

    Sociophile "Ignore" Button Aficionado Supporting Member

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    Suhr and Anderson are both top notch. Other names to consider:

    Eggle
    Knaggs
    Thorn (used)
    Tyler

    Enjoy the hunt!
     
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  7. Woollymonster

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    Yes. Love mine. Both hum buckers split with the middle.
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  8. cosmic_ape

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    Suhr and Anderson are mighty fine choices. But if you want more:

    These I have played and I can recommend:

    - Thorn (if you can find one)
    - Tyler (if the headstock is not a deal breaker!)
    - Ruokangas
     
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  9. Ejay

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    Check 90s build levinson blades rh4, R4 or rf4...those come with fender shape headstocks.
    (Later ones have “blade” headstock, those are mik, also not bad btw)

    On par or above anything you can think of when it comes to build and playabilty.
    Super slim neck, ebony fretboard, locking tuners, build in preamp, jumbo(ish) frets.
    Tremelo is the best ever...electronics are very usefull.
    Pups...hmm...im gonna change mine...bit hifi ish

    Anyway...what you get for the 1k they go for very hard to beat.

    Heres one I sold which was great...but 2 of the same is too much (kept a h/s/h)

     
  10. blues junkie

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    I just bought a TA Angel HSH and it is exquisite. It would check all the boxes for you.
     
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    The original and best - Valley Arts.

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  12. rickcard71

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    Suhr, Ibanez RG or a JEM.
     
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    Cant go wrong with any of those.
     
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    I've owned a Suhr S3, a Suhr Modern, Modern Satin, and a Suhr Modern T. All of them excellent, I just happen to be a habitual flipper and consider most of my guitars on lease.

    If I could get one back, I'd get one of the moderns back again, specifically the Modern T. They really gave me the best lead tones ive ever had in recent memory.
     
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  15. AltecGreen

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    I will buck the TGP trend and suggest a G-Life from Japan, the DSG Life models. These are superlight. They spend a lot of time picking the lightest woods. The 6-string guitars are HSH. The humbuckers can be on, split, or off. The middle single coil has a coil tap and is normally wound hot. The split takes about a third of the windings away for a more vintage sound. The middle can be tapped, on, or off. There is a direct switch which connects only the bridge humbucker and takes everything else out except volume. Thus you have a lot more combinations of sounds than other HSH guitars with just a 5-way switch.

    The neck has a unique profile. It is a modernish C shape near the nut and flattens to a thin and flat profile near the body.

    The build quality is on par with the best.

    Here's the link to my recent NGD. https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/ngd-its-a-guitar-life.2032618/
     
  16. ieso

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    Anderson Angel is killer. I hardly ever play my two Suhr guitars after I got the Anderson. EBMM also makes amazing guitars.
     
  17. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Add Tuttle and Grosh to the list.
     
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  18. macmax77

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    Thorn is top notch. Other names to consider:

    Eggle
    Knaggs
    Tom Anderson
    Tyler
    Xotic
    A used Fender Ultra
    Suhr
     
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  19. Sociophile

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    Yes. I should specify that my list was in no particular order. I have five Thorns and only 2 Eggles and Knaggs. Clearly Thorn is the way I would go, too.
     
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    Lots of great options.

    John Suhr and Tom Anderson are great guys who make great guitars. Easy to want to support them.

    Schecter USA also is full of great people making killer guitars, and they’ll will make whatever crazy thing you want.

    Charvel USA stuff just feels killer. And don’t count out Fender stuff. The Elite line is legit, as are many of their custom shop offerings.

    Tyler guitars are magnificent and I love their headstock.

    Ibanez is vastly cheaper than these but play just as well.

    So so so many great options.
     

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