Ed Yoon pointed out in the Suhr forum thread that this guitar actually has a body, which is made of one piece quilted maple. I didn't notice until he pointed it out. It looks great, I think. You don't have that seam that you see on maple topped guitars, for instance. It's cool.
Yeah, Suhrs are awesome, I have been wanting one for a while.
If I'm not mistaken, cocobolo is basically Central American rosewood. And that piece is stunning. I almost a Suhr with a solid cocobolo neck and a burled top. It was amazing but some Japanese guitar store snagged it right before I could and doubled the price.
Yeah, that's the one. It had a Buy It Now of like $3500. I came back an hour later after thinking about it and it was gone. I was searching for other Suhrs similar to this one a few weeks later and found it in Japan with a doubled price tag. Damn.
Yeah, the figuring in Cocobolo definitely rivals Brazilian Rosewood. No idea what the tonal differences are but it is stunning wood. I can see a LOT of companies moving to Cocobolo in the near future. PRS is using Peruvian mahogany for their body backs and necks now, I guess the Brazilian rainforest stuff has been depleted. I think the only drawback of Cocobolo is that it is poisonous, so a lot of care has to be used when working with it. If you inhale the sawdust from it, bad news.