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November 30, 2008

New guitar - Suhr Classic

Big News - I am very excited to finally have a Suhr guitar! I have been planning, for a long time now, to get a Suhr some day. Some weeks ago, I tried out a few nice Suhr guitars at a music store in Edmonton. I was mighty impressed, but they were out of my price range. Last week, I spotted a very interesting used Suhr for sale on a guitar forum. Long story short - it worked out great and I now have a 2004 Suhr Classic!.

This Suhr is in great shape. Only a couple of small dings, otherwise it's in mint condition, pretty much. I was worried about buying a guitar unseen. It's not like me to do that, because I want to try before I buy. However, this Suhr is just perfect for me. The neck feels just right, it is easy to play and it sounds better than any Fender Strat I have ever played.

Suhr Classic

The colour is Olympic White; it has stainless steel frets, parchment pickguard, Suhr V60 LP pickups (sound fantastic), rosewood fretboard, alder body, Gotoh 1088 bridge, Sperzel locking tuners, and a 10"-14" compound radius neck.

It is very easy to play, this guitar. I use 09-42 strings on my Fender Strat, but this Suhr has 10-46 strings on it, and I don't think I will go back to 09s. The fretboard is flatter on this guitar, which makes it easier to play.

I wrote up a Suhr Classic Review as well.

If you haven't heard about Suhr guitars, go take a look at the Suhr Guitars website. John Suhr has been building high quality guitars for a long time, and he definitely builds some of the finest guitars available anywhere. I am very, very impressed with the build quality. To me, it is the perfect Strat.

Gig photos from last night

Check out a photo slide show from yesterday's gig at The Player's Club. I played with my friend Myra Marshall, Al Chomlak and a drummer whose name I've forgotten. My guitar tone was very, very good. I used my Heatseeker by Mack amps, and a variety of pedals. Several people came up and asked about my gear and said the tone was great. They were surprised when I said the amp is only 18 watts! It is a great amp, but it has never sounded this good with my other guitars. The sound is richer, fatter and more balanced than ever with this Suhr Classic - the guitar I completely adore at this point... :)

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on November 30, 2008

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