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Wait they were still making single cuts in the early 60's?

Fuck dude. That's an awesome guitar to own. Must be worth a fortune.


fairly certain all the black falcons were cutaways. honestly no idea though. I was never much of a gretsch guy. Its a fun guitar for sure. really unique tone.
post #6197 of 6555
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Only reason I'm considering it because it's got Knopfler cred but is still an SSH with a Floyd. I don't think I could stomach an Ibanez (I'm sure they're awesome guitars, just not my type)

Ah ok. They're amazing value at the moment with how the yen is. MIJ high spec guitars with brand name pickups etc for around a grand. Pretty awesome.
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So I found this on Craigslist a few blocks from me... Weird coincidence. One of the last ones made by John Suhr in 1991.


Edited by origenesprit - 4/14/16 at 6:05pm
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heart gold hardware
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The body:

post #6201 of 6555
that is super nice.

I a bit confused as to why you couldn't stomach an ibanez though? pretty much looks exactly like the s series
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that is super nice.

I a bit confused as to why you couldn't stomach an ibanez though? pretty much looks exactly like the s series

Honestly, it's because I'm an idiot. It really is exactly like an Ibanez. I just like the idea of having a super rare Pensa Suhr much better than being one of the millions of kids with a black Ibanez.
post #6203 of 6555
Thread Starter 
Can't compare a guitar built by Suhr to an Ibanez. He's made some of the most notable S body guitars around in the last 20 years and not to mention the whole Mark Knopfler edition. Think he was THE master builder at the Fender CS at some point in the 90s too.
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Gotta have both.

Did you start a custom order through the FCS?

Edit: SPEAKING OF, I'm considering a Knopfler spec Suhr carve top S type. Can anyone talk me out of it?
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Foo let's see this stray!

Also, check out the s series Ibanez prestige

It's being ordered. Will take 3-5 months. Masterbuilt by Todd Krause. Essentially a '57 Mary Kaye. White blonde ash with maple neck and gold hardware. NOS.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Can't compare a guitar built by Suhr to an Ibanez. He's made some of the most notable S body guitars around in the last 20 years and not to mention the whole Mark Knopfler edition. Think he was THE master builder at the Fender CS at some point in the 90s too.

I thought about a non-Fender custom make, but ultimately still want the "real" thing. Masterbuilt costs a bitch though.
post #6205 of 6555
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It's being ordered. Will take 3-5 months. Masterbuilt by Todd Krause. Essentially a '57 Mary Kaye. White blonde ash with maple neck and gold hardware. NOS.

I thought about a non-Fender custom make, but ultimately still want the "real" thing. Masterbuilt costs a bitch though.

Love the Mary Kaye look. I used to have a custom shop RI Mary Kaye (not master built) that I liked for awhile until I got my '58. And I don't think I'd have bought a non-Fender if I didn't already have a real one.

Still, the PS is a totally different beast. EMGs are interesting. Not quite the same feel or sound as a vintage pickup but lots of dynamics and fantastic sustain.
post #6206 of 6555
Yeah that Suhr is obviously way nicer than any Ibanez, I just thought he was looking generally for something, not with a specific in mind.
post #6207 of 6555
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It's being ordered. Will take 3-5 months. Masterbuilt by Todd Krause. Essentially a '57 Mary Kaye. White blonde ash with maple neck and gold hardware. NOS.

I thought about a non-Fender custom make, but ultimately still want the "real" thing. Masterbuilt costs a bitch though.

If you're going vintage spec, make sure you're comfortable with vintage fretboard radius and fret size. Neither work optimally for me, despite my avatar.
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Love the Mary Kaye look. I used to have a custom shop RI Mary Kaye (not master built) that I liked for awhile until I got my '58. And I don't think I'd have bought a non-Fender if I didn't already have a real one.

Still, the PS is a totally different beast. EMGs are interesting. Not quite the same feel or sound as a vintage pickup but lots of dynamics and fantastic sustain.

EMG pickups > other pickups.
post #6208 of 6555
And yeah I wholly endorse that Suhr. Looks like nice nlbif frets on there too. Were they stainless at that point?
post #6209 of 6555
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

If you're going vintage spec, make sure you're comfortable with vintage fretboard radius and fret size. Neither work optimally for me, despite my avatar.

I personally prefer the larger fretboard radius as well. Haven't tried the latest "hybrid", micro-tilt whatever on their latest models, but I do like a 9.5 inch radius opposed to the 7.25. Love the vintage aesthetics, but need the modern-ish neck.
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EMG pickups > other pickups.

False.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

And yeah I wholly endorse that Suhr. Looks like nice nlbif frets on there too. Were they stainless at that point?

Nlbif?
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