which would you buy?

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  1. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

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    this might be a tough question, but if you had the choice and I guess the only ones who can answer this would be the ones who have played each one of these.... if you saw either a Suhr, Grosh or anderson strat or tele style guitar on the bay with the same features for $1500... which would you most likely choose and why? I ask because I can never seem to find any of these around town....

    also, whats a plekjob?
     
  2. Gadowguitars

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    A plek Job...is a cnc fret leveling machine.
     
  3. Mark Kane

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    I'd wait on an EJ strat or a Tyler.
     
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    or a Chapin - I still can't believe the love, care and craftsmanship that Bill puts into these, really.

    Best, Pete.
     
  5. KRosser

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    Out of those choices, personally, I'd take the Grosh
     
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    Just from an esthetics point of view, so would I.
     
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    I've only played two of the three you listed - Anderson and Suhr - and of those two I'd go with the Suhr. Nothing wrong with the Anderson, but the Suhr just seemed to talk to me a little more.
     
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    I've had Suhr, Anderson, Tyler and Grosh... all their spin on the classic strat type.

    I only play Suhr strat types... the rest have gone the way of ebaY to purchase more Suhrs!!!
     
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    SUHR SUHR SUHR
     
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    I've only owned Anderson's and Suhr's. Anderson's feel more of a modern take on things and the Suhrs have more vintagey vibe for me.

    I currently own a Suhr Tele and Strat...and an Anderson Cobra.
     
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    i don't think you can make a bad choice if you're looking at suhr, grosh, melancon, anderson, etc. i just wouldn't buy a high end fender...
     
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    Another vote for Suhr...

    I've played them all and the Suhr felt best to me... All the guitars listed are great in their own way...

    Andersons are killer and probably closest to a Suhr but a Suhr feels more broken in to me...

    Tylers are awesome but they almost have their own thing going... A very fat sound compared to the others... The best out of the Tyler line up to me was their Laundau model which, guess what, came with Suhr pickups... I think Tyler no longer carries Suhr pickups for whatever reason... What a shame...

    If you are more interested in total vintage feel and sound, Grosh would be the way to go... Suhrs, Tylers, and Andersons have more of a modern vibe going with them as compared to a Grosh...

    Out of these 4, Suhrs come with the most options... Suhrs come with those awesome Suhr pickups, they have Buzz Feiten, you could get the tele bridge if you want it (Anderson won't), you could get the 6105 stainless steel frets which are awesome, you get a plek'ed board, and now you could get the silent single coil system...

    Suhr all the way...
     
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    I've owned a Grosh and a couple of Suhrs. I've only played Andersons in the store. None of them are bad, but the number of each reflects my preferences: Suhr, Grosh, Anderson.
     
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    Yeah, Fender, what do they know about Strats and Teles?:D

    --Tom
     
  16. Balance

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    Either you have a great point or it's a terrible irony. I'm sure someone will enlighten me as to which it is. :p
     
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    thanks everyone, melancon is another I should have tossed in the mix....i guess I could just take the plunge on a used one, the resale on all of these brands seem pretty good..I'm looking for more of a modern sound, split coil in the humbucker bridge that will also give me a vintage sound to (need the qauck)...thanks for all the suggestions....
     
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    I dunno...I've played some remarkably good Custom Shop Teles and Strats, that could easily compete with the boutique guys in terms of quality.
     
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    You just discribed a Suhr. The BEST modern S, just do it!
     
  20. MikeP

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    The tough part is that no matter what anyone here tells you.... only you can decide.
    I understand your problem though as I also live somewhere that these are not available.
    So I have been trying them one at a time.
    It is true the resale is ok but dont kid yourself too much.
    Just look on the for sale emporium & see how they drop after a few bumps. Ebay is even worse.

    But try & buy smart & used till you find what you like.
    Then you can always go new & to an exact spec you like if what you bought used was not.
    All the brands you mentioned are always available used.

    Good Luck !
     

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