I wanted to thank John Suhr, Steve, Chris, Neil and ALL the people at Suhr Guitars for their UNBELIEVABLE customer support and amazing, caring attitude.
People at Suhr always invite you in and welcome you with open arms, like you’re a family member. They do so while you know they don’t have time to do so because they ARE ridiculously busy delivering guitars and effects that are BEYOND top-notch, out of this world quality and craftsmanship. Pretty amazing!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU John and your amazing team of caring top level luthiers, designers and electronics people.
Every single person working at Suhr Guitars is a top class human being.
It was worth the long wait: here’s my new custom built lefty Suhr Modern.
The photos don’t do the rich, deep blue colors any justice.
I have not been able to stop playing it since I got it. This guitar has EVERYTHING I ever wanted on a guitar but had never been able to get before.
The guitar is feather light, has an amazing sustain, and sounds ridiculously awesome, rich and versatile.
John’s pick ups sound unbelievable, and this guitar allows me to go from chunky funk rhythm sound, to single coil SRV and Hendrix biting blues, to screaming Randy Rhoads and Satriani, to warm fuzzy jazz.
I went to pick up my guitar in Lake Elsinore this noon.
Steve led me in the main office at Suhr Guitars to say hi and have a little chat with John Suhr, the master himself. Steve asked me if I had had a tour of the facilities before, which I had in the past, and which was unbelievably appreciated. It is an amazing feeling to meet all the people who spent so much of their energy, time, talent and dedication building your ultimate dream instrument for you.
Steve showed me my new guitar… It is indescribable what goes through you when you first lay eyes upon your new custom built guitar.
He then led me to a sound proof booth where I could play it and try out all the latest Suhr amps, pedals and gear.
While I was there, I bought the Suhr Shiba Drive (a kick ass sounding overdrive that makes me sound like SRV on fire).
They just only 2 days ago developed a new line of gig bags, which are not on the market yet. I bought one for my new guitar and Steve told me I was the VERY FIRST owner of a Suhr Guitars gig bag… yaaaayyyyy. 🙂 I am special haha. 🙂
I also received a gift: 2 free Suhr Guitar T-shirts… and of course: THEY LOOK AWESOME TOO. 🙂
Again: “THANK YOU Suhr Guitars”. This is the best guitar I ever played, which means something considering I’ve been playing over 20 years.
You made a dream come true for me.
And here with my Suhr T shirt. Yaaaayyy! 🙂
For the Suhr fans out there and the fans and guitar gear heads: here are the specs
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Your new guitar is AWESOME!!! A professional guitarist needs the best instrument! I now realized why I’m not subscribed to your blog. That’s because there’s no subscribe link. I will need to add that somewhere!!January 7th, 2010 at 4:34 pm
beautiful guitar, man im trying to customize my rg with the diagram you post of your guitar, but im planning add a shadow kill pot insted of a normal volume can you help me a bit?? thanksJanuary 2nd, 2014 at 4:03 am
ZOTZin Music Says:
Hi, 🙂January 7th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
Thank you for the lovely comments. Yeah I got my new Suhr a couple of days ago and it is killer unbelievable. The best guitar I ever played in past 26 years. (The above posts is from my old, previous, Suhr guitar). I will post new pics of my new Suhr soon. Meanwhile: my response to your question… I actually looked into that about 5-6 years ago when I had the (above discussed) Suhr guitar built. The peeps at Suhr adviced against having a kill switch, because it can (and usually does) create popping sounds. They explained me the electronic reasons for this happening, but I forgot by now what the explanation is for this happening. It’s basically akin to the occasional pop you sometimes can have with certain stompboxes when you press down the switch with your foot. I did my research after receiving Suhr’s advice, and turned out that indeed the most common complaint most users have of killswitch/shadow kill pot systems, is that the unit produces undesirable pops. That’s why I decided not to have that feature installed on my guitars. However, if you are ok with the popping sounds, then the soldering should be EXACTLY the same like for a volume knob. So my guess if you want to do it yourself, is: open up whatever backplate you need to open to get access to the wires/soldering to the pot of your volume knob, make notes about which wires are soldered to which slot on the pot, then replace the volume pot with the shadow pot, and solder all the wires back in place to their correct slots on the new shadow pot. Should work like a breeze. 🙂 Hope this helps mate. Hit me up if there are any more questions. 🙂