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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Finally got my Suhr Standard!

It finally arrived a few days ago. I love the top on this and the Aldrich pups sound very nice
However, it arrived with the set-up totally messed up. Probably put that down to it happening during shipping. So whilst setting it up, I try to adjust the truss rod. But couldn't get the wrench to fit in the cavity. So I take the neck off and find that the cavity has worn!!!! Problem should be sorted soon enough as Suhr are sending out a new truss rod nut and wrench set. Obviously I was a bit surprised that it arrived like this, but to be fair to them they've responded very positively and it was even John Suhr who replied to my e-mails.

Anyways, I'm sure all will be well and here's a few pics (with my other Standard)





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Gorgeous guitars! The tops are stunning! Enjoy them and best of luck!

What's the neck shape and radius like on those?
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Thanks

The charcoal one has a Even C Slim shape. The other one has a 60's C Vintage Medium shape. Both have a radius of 10"-14".
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Nice tops
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the blue one looks amazing
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Congratz mate

Hope ya have lots of fun with it
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Awesome stuff.

Yeah, John Suhr is a really nice guy. He repaired my Fender's truss rod after the nut stripped. It was one of those dual-way trusses that has the nut welded onto it, so you have to replace the walnut plug to replace it. He only charged $50. Other repair places were charging $200 and suggesting I get a new neck...
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That's a gorgeous quilt. Congrats!
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Re: Finally got my Suhr Standard!

The black is very nice. Looks good with 2 humbuckers and the Floyd looks cool,

But that Blue guitar is STUNNING!!!! That maple neck just enhances the whole thing, and makes that blue just standout.
Really beautiful.
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Awesome guitar man, you cant beat transblack quilts.
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Thanks for the comments guys And you're right Cid, love the trans black quilts. I nearly chose blue. But I missed my old Ibby MRG-1, so it had to be black!!

Michblanch, the finish on the other one isn't actually blue!!! It's Trans Teal (green) and no matter how many times I take a pic, it always turns out blue! But that's probably me being a crap photographer

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Yeah, John Suhr is a really nice guy. He repaired my Fender's truss rod after the nut stripped. It was one of those dual-way trusses that has the nut welded onto it, so you have to replace the walnut plug to replace it. He only charged $50. Other repair places were charging $200 and suggesting I get a new neck...
Both John and Ed have been really helpful and although I was more than a little pissed off when I found the nut already stripped on a brand new guitar, the way they responded made up for that. Mind you, after looking into it, it does seem that it is a common problem on Suhr guitars.
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I had a Les Paul DC that was trans black with black binding and zebra pickups. The color and top are what sold me on it. Id like to get a Transblack Flame Top Custom, but last I heard Gibson stopped doing one offs for the average schmuck.
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Got any pics Cid?
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The pickups were Pearly Gates and Custom Custom or Custom 5
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Very nice! I really like the one with the maple fretboard.
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