Suhr Modern guitars and playing position

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  1. dbrozz

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    I own a Suhr Modern 7.

    It's comfortable.
     
  2. Hoss632

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    I've not played a Suhr. But as far as majesty's go. Just not a guitar I vibed with at all. Which does kind of suck because tonally the new ones sound amazing with the new dreamcatcher/rainmaker set. But the guitars for me just didn't feel good in my hand. On the flip side I find the jp15's to feel amazing. I just wish they had the dreamcacther/rainmaker set in them from the factory. I would say though that the Suhr would be the better choice. While I haven't gotten to play one I have NEVER seen a bad thing said about their quality. Worst thing is "it just wasn't for me".
     
  3. th365thli

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    Thank guys for the helpful responses! This certainly eliminates any doubts about getting a Suhr Modern....well....besides the price lol
     
  4. Davsco872

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    I own and have owned several Suhr’s, modern, standards and classics. They are worth EVERY penny. I assure you, you will not be disappointed and will measure every other guitar against it.
     
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    I have an older majesty from 2015 with a satin finish as well as a new 7 string with the gloss finish and I don't notice a difference between the two of them. I was really concerned about the gloss when I ordered the new one but after playing it for a couple of weeks I haven't noticed any issues at all.
     
  6. th365thli

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    So...........after much back and forth I decided not to get a Suhr.

    Yes yes, I know they are very nice guitars and are a level above everything else, and I'm sure the Suhr advocates here disagree with my choice.

    But I've decided that in the end I couldn't justify 3k+ for ONE guitar. I know that's really not that expensive for a custom quality guitar, and I know that price cutoff seems arbitrary, but at the end of the day I couldn't justify the margins for myself. I guess in general I probably will never get a custom guitar in the future unless I shit out money. I know all the advantages of doing one, they just don't outweigh the cost for me.

    So instead I used that money to buy TWO guitars. I scored an Ibanez Prestige RGR752AHBF off ebay for $950+tax and I got very lucky because it is flawless. Not a single ding or scratch. All I had to do was polish the frets and oil the fretboard and it might as well be new. It's my first 7 string, I've wanted on for a while.
    My second guitar is that MIJ Charvel I posted a question about. I ordered from Sweetwater and they have always had a great return policy for me, so if that guitar has issues I should be able to return it no issues. However, I'm hoping that being MIJ will justify it's price. I did some research and supposedly the MIJ Charvels have much better neck/fretwork. That guitar arrives in April so we shall see.

    Are either of these guitars as good as a Suhr? No. Will these two guitars encourage me to play more? YES. I play in different tunings all the time and I much prefer guitars locked into one tuning (with floating bridges this a must anyway). With the Prestige I'll be able to practice songs I couldn't before, and the MJ Charvel will be tuned E standard. At the end of the day, I purchase guitars to encourage me to play, and going this route does exactly this for me while keeping quality high (For example, buying 5 $600 dollar guitars doesn't really do anything for me XD)
     
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  7. diagrammatiks

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    nice. I'm all about that quantity right now too.
     
  8. groverj3

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    Nice.

    I don't know how many people have actually had their hands on the new MJ Charvels. I am intrigued.

    Honestly, as long as the build quality is good, Charvels and Suhrs have a similar feel. To me anyway. Suhrs also have a compound radius fretboard, though slightly less flat.
     
  9. CerealKiller

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    I'm very tempted to pull the trigger on one of those MJ Charvels as well!
     
  10. th365thli

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    It's supposed to arrive in April! I'll for sure be doing a thread on it.

    In the meantime, it's very hard not to grab one of those Ibanez Prestige AZs, but between the 7 string and the MJ Charvel my funds are dry QQ
     
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    I caved in and ordered the MJ Charvel as well, status right now is April 20.
     
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    I think you made the right choice. Honestly the Suhrs are amazing, I love mine, but if it was a choice between owning two really good guitars I could use for different purposes and that one, I would go for the two guitars.
     

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