So what makes Suhr Guitars special?

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    TheAngusBurger
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    @legatofix 10008 wrote:

    Suhr guitars almost signed Greg Howe before he opted for Laguna guitars…..

    I could never get my head around that…Greg chose a Guitar Center own-brand over some of the finest guitars on this planet…Still, I suppose money talks.

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    chrisbrooks
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    Greg seems like a bit of a endorsement whore sometimes. I know that’s harsh. I guess he’s just being business savvy and going where the deals are.

    Suhr don’t actually make artists sign anything btw. I mean, for signature models I’m sure there are contracts for everyone’s benefits, but just to be a player on the books, it’s just a handshake thing with no pressure, just great support.

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    Frank
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    Hi Guys,

    I own a Jackson Soloist SL2H MAHQ, which means that it is their top of the line Soloist with a quilted maple top. It has premium components like Duncans, a Floyd Rose, an ebony fretboard, mahogany body, and a beautiful top. I paid over 2500 dollars for it.

    It is flawless in its’ construction, and the neck plays really well. There is one problem with it, as I see it. The floating Floyd bridge negates a certain amont of resonance, as it it not anchored directly to the body. This sucks tone. It is a compromise I am willing to live with now, but it requires extra attention when EQing my amp rig to compensate.

    That is the inherent flaw with a floating bridge as opposed to a fixed bridge guitar. I see that Suhr guitars come with different bridges, including a Floyd, but I am sure that a really resonant, toneful model is one with a fixed bridge of some kind.

    There are modifications on the market that can be made to a floating bridge guitar, like a denser metal bridge block for a Floyd Rose. But, I am sure that a fixed bridge guitar brings out more of the resonance and tone of the particular tonewood used in its’ construction.

    And I don’t know what this has to do with Suhr guitars exactly, lol. I do love my Soloist though. 🙂

    Frank

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    guitarcrazy019
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    I couldn’t agree more about getting a jem. I owned one for about a month, used it on one gig and then promptly sold it. It is an overpriced RG with a monkey grip. Of course I’ve been playing a tele for about 8 years. So the first double string bend I did on the jem, I bent the high e flat!! Don’t know what I was thinking getting a floyd rose bridge!! Would love to own a set neck guthrie suhr, but like everyone one else I’m a poor guitar player on a fixed income. Oh well.. One day, one day 🙂

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    PinkyFailure
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    @Frank 10090 wrote:

    Hi Guys,

    I own a Jackson Soloist SL2H MAHQ, which means that it is their top of the line Soloist with a quilted maple top. It has premium components like Duncans, a Floyd Rose, an ebony fretboard, mahogany body, and a beautiful top. I paid over 2500 dollars for it.

    It is flawless in its’ construction, and the neck plays really well. There is one problem with it, as I see it. The floating Floyd bridge negates a certain amont of resonance, as it it not anchored directly to the body. This sucks tone. It is a compromise I am willing to live with now, but it requires extra attention when EQing my amp rig to compensate.

    That is the inherent flaw with a floating bridge as opposed to a fixed bridge guitar. I see that Suhr guitars come with different bridges, including a Floyd, but I am sure that a really resonant, toneful model is one with a fixed bridge of some kind.

    There are modifications on the market that can be made to a floating bridge guitar, like a denser metal bridge block for a Floyd Rose. But, I am sure that a fixed bridge guitar brings out more of the resonance and tone of the particular tonewood used in its’ construction.

    And I don’t know what this has to do with Suhr guitars exactly, lol. I do love my Soloist though. 🙂

    Frank

    I’d pare my custom Soloist and my Soloist to any Suhr guitar. Suhr makes great quality stuff but so does other companies. I had the opposite experience. I compared my American Deluxe Strat to a Suhr Strat and the Deluxe made the Suhr sound like a cheap Ibanez. Those that have played Ibanez then a Strat or a Les Paul know what I’m talking about. Ibanez seem like they have no soul and very thin sounding where an American Strat sounds thick and full. I also recently got rid of my Suhr pickups because of that thin sound. There’s a video on youtube of a guy demoing both a Suhr Alder and an American Strat and there’s no comparison the Strat burries it..(ah here it is..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05h5lYXi464) the Suhr is $3k+ the Strat under $2k. I guarantee if you took 100 guitar players and gave them both these guitars with their eyes closed, it’d be the Strat coming out on top. Read the comments and most prefer the Strat.

    But Suhr does make great instruments and amps my PT100 is a monster and I love it. Ultimately it’s up to you and your wallet.

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