Convince me : Suhr or Aristides?

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by lilstryer, Sep 15, 2018.

What would you pick?

  1. Aristides 060

    51 vote(s)
    56.7%
  2. Suhr Modern Pro

    39 vote(s)
    43.3%
  1. lilstryer

    lilstryer SS.org Regular

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    I love the Suhr Modern Pro as well as the Aristides 060. I have funds to get either! I've tried both very briefly and loved both dearly.

    People who have owned both, shed a bit of insight? Please?
     
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  2. NateFalcon

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    If you’ve played and love both...go by looks. Really only you know what guitar is going to fit you looks wise so roll with that
     
  3. A-Branger

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    I voted for Aristides only because I like how they look better :)
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Go used. Buy both.
     
  5. lilstryer

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    Haha that's the thing. The Suhr Modern is SO much cheaper used. Aristides seem to have a good resale value based on their finishes?
     
  6. lilstryer

    lilstryer SS.org Regular

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    Haha sick! I love the look as well but is it 2000USD more pretty...that's the question. ;)
     
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    The thing I don't just play prog so I feel the Suhr will look more versatile but DAMN the Aristides looks sick. Anyone plays an Aristides and not play prog? haha.
     
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    That was my decision between mayones and suhr
    ...most guitar players using mayones are playing prog and suhr has a pool of guitar players from different genre of music. So i went with suhr
     
  9. narad

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    If you're looking to cop more vintage tones / 80s stuff / more rolled off clean, I'd go for the Suhr. I don't think an Aristides sounds bad in those settings, but the way most come out with the BKP pickups and perhaps the arium, it just seems like a darker, more balanced tone, and doesn't have the bright / spanky / or alternatively more mellow tones of strats/LPs. For a truly versatile guitar, I'd go with the Suhr.

    That said, because I have other guitars for these sounds, Aristides is personally next or near-next on my own list. I've liked all the ones I've played, but not a substitute for the Suhr type tones.
     
  10. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    That's your call. If you have money to burn, you probably already know your answer.

    How will the suhr "look more versatile"? I don't understand what you're trying to convey here.

    The guitar doesn't determine the genre it's used for, though some *generally* suit specific ones reasonably well.

    Me? I'd get the Suhr.
     
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    I'd go with the Aristides. Not having any wood involved is gonna be nice for humid Asian summers. Also they look cool as fuck and have killer finishes. I also think it's a bit more unique than a Suhr.
     
  12. NateFalcon

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    ...it sounds like you prefer the Aristides lookwise...nobody’s gonna boo you for not playing ‘prog only’ on an Aristides :lol:
     
  13. axxessdenied

    axxessdenied Arium Addict

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    Owned four Suhrs.

    Now I have 5 Aristides and a sixth on the way. Suhr is nice but Aristides is next level.
     
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    Trying Aristides for the first time this year inspired me like nothing
     
  15. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    If it helps, Whitechapel has a guitarist that uses Aristides, and they're not prog. :lol:
     
  16. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    New Suhrs are ludicrously overpriced these days. Aristides are amazing but a different animal. Just go with whichever one you think looks better.
     
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    stratjacket Lost in a loop

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    No wrong answer, both are incredible. I like the Suhr Modern look better, so that’d be my choice.
     
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    Im gonna be a dick and suggest a third option. Get a Tom Anderson.
     
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    I’m a bit of an old conservative fart, so I’d go with a Suhr Modern... unless you have specific preferences that requires the full custom treatment, I’d pick one from the Pro line, though - possibly used.

    Cheers

    Eske
     
  20. lilstryer

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    I am afraid I don't really have specific preferences but thanks for letting me know your thoughts!
     

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