Suhr S1 Review

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  • Doesn't live up to the hype

  • By Da Rev on Jan 26, 2013 | 1 out of 1 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Light weight, good sounds, good neck heel.
  • Cons: Playing experience disappointing due to poor setup. Quality of maple used in neck not up to a £1600 guitar - a fair few darkwood knot blemishes. Compound radius neck an aquired taste
  • Experience: I've used it
  • This has been a big disappointment for me as I was so looking forward to playing it with a view to buying. It looks good and the sounds are cracking but, for a Pleked neck, the action was very poor and the neck truss rod looked like it needed adjusting - not something I was expecting from a guitar from such a prestigious maker. One or two frets had some sort of minor corrosion on them, again a surprise given that the frets are stainless steel.

    But the biggest let down of all was the quality of the maple used for the neck. It reminded me of the type of maple used in very cheap Far Eastern guitar necks with dark blemishes randomly distributed throughout. At this price, I expect a better selection of material for both function and aesthetics.

    Perhaps I picked a lemon but, given the price, Suhr really shouldn't be producing lemons at all, or they certainly shouldn't be leaving the factory door with such a poor setup and average neck material. Consistency should be the name of the game for makers like Suhr.

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