NGD... I suhr feel like a hypocrite!

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  1. brobar

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    I feel like a bit of a hypocrite since I've always snubbed my nose at relics and said "I'd never own a relic." Well that changed today when I got this Suhr Classic Antique Finish Over Finish (Sonic Blue over 3-tone sunburst) Limited Edition. It was just too sweet looking (and too sweet of a price) to turn down. I love it. The only thing I would (and will) change about it is the lacquered neck. Going from the matte neck on my JM pro to the laquered neck on this thing... it's noticeably slower. Nothing a few minutes with a light touch and a 3M pad can't take care of.

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    Here she is with her younger bigger brother:
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  2. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulations, brobar!
    I've learned to never say never to just about anything,
    you just never know when something will come along and change your
    way of thinking.
    I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
     
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    As long as your hypocrisy goes only so far as this.... I think you're good! I agree about the laq neck. She sure is purdy! Now go finish relicing it!

    Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Kewl!
     
  5. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Congratulations on the new guitar! I've always said the same thing about relics but who knows? When the right one comes along it seems like just the right thing. Enjoy it!
     
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    I can't wait for my custom order t-style to come in. I'm about 2 months into a 9-10 month build time. I don't know if I have that kind of patience. =) It is gonna look so great sandwiched between those two.

    Here is a mockup of it:
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    Yeah, I can handle that body relic. Don't have to worry about dinging it.

    The cheesy maple fingerboard wear is the worst still.
     
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    Congrats! Suhr is a great looking guitar(s)!!
     
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    That's nice. Congrats.

    - D
     
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  10. Paul in Colorado

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    Are you going to refinish it?

    Just kidding! Happy NGD!
     
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    By all accounts Suhr are amazing guitars bit pricey but real quality
     
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    Congrats, great looking guitar !
     
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    I have a feeling you like sonic blue (or is that daphne). Enjoy!

    I also really dig the one you have on order - I'm a sucker for a hot looking thinline. I hope you get through the waiting period ok. It'll be worth it!

    Cheers
     
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    Here she is with her younger bigger brother:
    [​IMG][/QUOTE]Which is the real Suhr headstock? I'm curious. Is one or the other older? Looks like the Tele you're waiting on has that added piece below, like your JM. Beautiful axes, BTW. Sidenote: I was in St Louis last year and stopped in a place called Eddie's Guitars. They are a Suhr dealer. Boxes and boxes of them in the back, in racks, in addition to the ones out on the floor.
     
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    Congrats on your beautiful new Suhr.

    Eddie Murphy had an old joke that you shouldn’t hate any certain kind of people because they will surely end up in your family.

    I would take a Suhr in my guitar family any day!
     
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    It is my understanding that Suhr originally had this headstock shape:
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    Then for reasons I'm not sure of (not sure if it was legal or just a redesign) they went to this headstock (which is like the only you see on my strat):
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    The "hybrid" headstock is what you see on my JM Pro which is the shape of the one on my strat but with a "step" added to give it the overall (yet cut out) shape of the original.
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    I like the hybrid so when given the choice on my custom I went with the hybrid so I could have the main step painted in 3-tone burst like the body but leave the secondary step a natural wood with tint color.
     
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    I wouldn't feel remotely hypocritical buying that. Amazing guitar, congratulations.
     
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    SWEET!

    Don't own one (yet), but every Suhr I've ever touched was a superb instrument. Congrats!
     
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    I like the hybrid so when given the choice on my custom I went with the hybrid so I could have the main step painted in 3-tone burst like the body but leave the secondary step a natural wood with tint color.[/QUOTE]

    Ah, thank you for your answer. I like the hybrid too. I started thinking that it's really quite smart of Suhr to trademark both designs. There are only so many headstock designs for electric guitar that don't make me cringe a little. The thinner Suhr one looks a little too modern, IMHO, but are still passable. The fatter Suhr headstock is an improvement, I think. First time I noticed that kind of cutout thing going on was on a Fano.
     
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  20. lil scotty

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    [​IMG]This looks like the old Silvertone dolphin nose, with that addition below. Sorry, I don't mean to derail the thread. Congrats man!
     
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