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New Suhr website is nice.

Anybody know what's happening with them on the back end? Did that planned buyout occur?
No. I forget exactly where it broke down, but ultimately John Suhr decided to retain control of the company.

Crooks - Big Wreck and Thornley guitarist/singer. Dude's pretty awesome, actually.
 
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Thornley is an absolute monster player, singer and songwriter. Definitely well deserved. It's not my thing but good on him. :yesway:
 

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It's tough because as soon as I hear "Suhr Signature Model" I think Guthrie Govan, and Thornley is no Govan (though who is). But the guy is a great player and a really good songwriter.
 

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It's tough because as soon as I hear "Suhr Signature Model" I think Guthrie Govan, and Thornley is no Govan (though who is). But the guy is a great player and a really good songwriter.
Well, Pete Thorn and a bunch of other sideman/session dudes get Suhr sigs too. So I guess they're branching out a bit.
 

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Well, Pete Thorn and a bunch of other sideman/session dudes get Suhr sigs too. So I guess they're branching out a bit.
Who does Suhr sell to, though? They're not the go-to guitar for djent kids or anyone wanting a $400 V that looks like one of Megadeth's album covers. Seems to me, they're targeting hard-working guitarists with names only other hardworking guitarists - or serious music enthusiasts - would recognize and producing a product for folks who us it.

Just my opinion.

Those are nice-looking axes.
 

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Who does Suhr sell to, though? They're not the go-to guitar for djent kids or anyone wanting a $400 V that looks like one of Megadeth's album covers. Seems to me, they're targeting hard-working guitarists with names only other hardworking guitarists - or serious music enthusiasts - would recognize and producing a product for folks who us it.

Just my opinion.

Those are nice-looking axes.
Yeah, this, pretty much. For a while that was even a good description for Guthrie Govan, though he's gotten a lot more high profile lately. But, when I think of Suhr, it's guys like Andy Wood, Pete Thorn, Ian Thornley, and Scott Henderson who come to mind. They fall into a niche where they're not quite getting the attention to warrant a Fender or Ibanez or Jackson or Charvel, but are exceptional players with serious chops and the respect of a lot of their peers.
 

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It surprises me that this is his signature, because he was playing les pauls during earlier BW stuff, and the strat and teles when he went with Suhr.

I fully expected a gorgeous tele from him.
 

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I'm pretty sure my hatred of offset guitars is well-documented. :D It's usually the pick guard and bridge that screws things up for me; the Jazzmaster shape by itself isn't bad.
I don't like either, BTW. Especially at, what, 5000$ ?
 
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