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Hi guys

I've been away for quite a while, a combo of uni work and watching/playing too much Starcraft 2.....

Anyways, recently acquired something and here the pics
















Its a Suhr Andy Wood signature in Volcano Burst, and well its gorgeous. I wanted something that would stand up next to my Tom Anderson but do a few more things a little different. The neck is effortless to play, the carve is similar to an ESP thin U (which I love) and the satin finish is super nice. The pickups are a DSV in the neck and a DSV+ in the bridge, and the clarity is insane. Every single note can be heard no matter what the level of gain, and the low notes are nice and tight.

Its almost a fully mahogany guitar (neck and body, a quilt maple top and pua ferro fretboard) but its not too dark at all, the cleans are full and rounded and with the 5 way switch you can get all the lovely in-between sounds. The tone knob also is a pull-push that changes the bridge pickup from series to parallel which is also a nice little addition.

Overall the guitar is just wonderful, it plays like a dream and in terms of looks its perfection. Hope you guys enjoy!!!

Ed
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HNGD! that finish is flawless, looks amazing in the sunlight. You play a Suhr, and you play Starcraft? I like your style terran, zerg, protoss?
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HNGD! that finish is flawless, looks amazing in the sunlight. You play a Suhr, and you play Starcraft? I like your style terran, zerg, protoss?


Protoss only gold league tho
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wow very nice!
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beautiful axe!!
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i approve of this
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i approve of this


I approve of your guitar, I also approve of you posting it here rather than in EG as they suck.
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I approve of your guitar, I also approve of you posting it here rather than in EG as they suck.


my memories of EG was that of schecters, so they wouldn't be terribly interested in this
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my memories of EG was that of schecters, so they wouldn't be terribly interested in this


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Not many guitars give me a semi these days, but that is frigging lovely. I LOVE the way the fretboard carries on behind the nut. Strange thing to love, but there you go...
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HNGD!

Seriously, I don't even like Strat/Super Strat style bodies, but that thing is f***ing sexy.

Plus, it's USA made, which is always a bonus

Just curious, but how much change did that cost you?
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£2,500
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Love the Andy Wood sig. Though I'm not a huge fan of Suhr's humbuckers, particularly the double screw ones. But if they work for you, all the better.
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Damn!

It's not 2500 sexy!

I would be going Custom at that price

If it's the axe for you, though, then I guess it doesn't matter


It's from Suhr's custom guitars division. Stores have to special order it, unlike the Pro series. Also, it's really not all that bad for UK prices. I think that's about $3900, and the A Wood sig is $3600 or so here.
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It's from Suhr's custom guitars division. Stores have to special order it, unlike the Pro series. Also, it's really not all that bad for UK prices. I think that's about $3900, and the A Wood sig is $3600 or so here.


Yeah, it's a custom for some other dude

I meant that I would be contacting a private builder or something like ESP and having them build me EXACTLY what I want.

I mean, personally, I won't ever buy a Signature guitar, but that's me.

However, $3600 for a guitar better mean that I'm getting the absolute perfect axe for me, and there better not be a freaking molecule out of place.
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...I also approve of you posting it here rather than in EG as they suck.


hey hey hey.

everybody thinks that dude, but we just don't say it. it's like talking shit about a ******ed kid, it's just not right.

hot suhr. dig on that neck, interesting choice going with mahogany with those aesthetics.

thx for sharing.

edit: i can say pussy but not ******?
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Again, looks awesome Ed.

Makes mine look like a Squier

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Yeah, it's a custom for some other dude

I meant that I would be contacting a private builder or something like ESP and having them build me EXACTLY what I want.

I mean, personally, I won't ever buy a Signature guitar, but that's me.

However, $3600 for a guitar better mean that I'm getting the absolute perfect axe for me, and there better not be a freaking molecule out of place.


Be quiet.

He wanted it and bought it. Not you

I can also assure you, that guitar is absolutely flawless without even touching it.
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Oh, and be careful with those SS frets. They won't wear out normally, but I've gotten a couple dings in mine from dropping the guitar, and you can't just take steel wool to it like nickel frets. Still need to take my Classic T to a luthier to get them repaired.
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Quote by Blktiger0
Yeah, it's a custom for some other dude

I meant that I would be contacting a private builder or something like ESP and having them build me EXACTLY what I want.

I mean, personally, I won't ever buy a Signature guitar, but that's me.

However, $3600 for a guitar better mean that I'm getting the absolute perfect axe for me, and there better not be a freaking molecule out of place.


For a guitar like this from any luthier I'd be looking at £3000 and about a year until I get the thing. Personally I don't like that and this guitar does absolutely everything I want it to, and as Tom said it is literally flawless just like my Tom Anderson. Plus I don't like not playing a guitar before putting down any money, for all I know the guitar I get could just suck even to my specs. This isn't your typical signature guitar. It doesn't have his name across the entire thing, if you hadn't been told it was the Andy Wood sig you would have thought it was just a custom ordered Suhr Modern.

Each to their own I suppose, but tbh £2500 isn't that much compared to the price of some standard PRS guitars these days (looking at £3000+ over here) and this is every bit better than any PRS I've played including a couple of £8000 Private Stocks.

The moment I saw it out of the case I was sold, but when I played it it just cemented my decision. It plays 4 times better than it looks
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Shred- ignore that haters.

Blktiger- leave those comments to EG. You look like a big ass hat for ragging on his decision. Its his money- if it works for him then it was worth it. Everyone likes different guitars.
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Shred- ignore that haters.

Blktiger- leave those comments to EG. You look like a big ass hat for ragging on his decision. Its his money- if it works for him then it was worth it. Everyone likes different guitars.


yh im usually better, been so long off this forum that i've gone all 'new to the internet' again lol
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man, who gives a **** what it cost, it's an amazing instrument. I really dig the mahogany neck. I've never seen that before. Does it make it...darker?
Also that top is beautiful. Damn dude.
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I really dig the mahogany neck. I've never seen that before. Does it make it...darker?


compared to a normal superstrat I think so yes, but its not like super dark. It just rounds it out a bit, makes it a bit beefier

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Quote by R45VT
Shred- ignore that haters.

Blktiger- leave those comments to EG. You look like a big ass hat for ragging on his decision. Its his money- if it works for him then it was worth it. Everyone likes different guitars.


What? I'm not raging.

I think it's a gorgeous guitar, and if he likes it, it's what he wants, and he's happy, my opinion on it doesn't matter for anything

I was just saying that personally, I wouldn't spend that on a stock guitar, but I like things personalized.

I seriously apologize if it came off as me being an ass, which after re-reading it, I can see where it certainly could

Really, it's a gorgeous guitar, but I personally have two guitars, neither of which cost me more than $600, so that's a ton of money to me

I just wasn't expecting that number, I guess

So, again, sorry if I came off like an ass, because I didn't mean it that way at all. It's an awesome looking guitar, and I'm honeslty jealous. The quality looks absolutely astonishing, and it EASILY rocks any of my guitars.
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Quote by shredftw
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Holy crap how did I miss this thread?

Beautiful guitar man! HNGD!
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Quote by shredftw
compared to a normal superstrat I think so yes, but its not like super dark. It just rounds it out a bit, makes it a bit beefier




Really? I guess the double screw pickups might balance it out a bit with the bass/low mids cut. My all mahogany Modern 7 was the darkest guitar I've ever owned. Even with super bright Painkillers and a floating Floyd, I couldn't ever balance the treble out.
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Really? I guess the double screw pickups might balance it out a bit with the bass/low mids cut. My all mahogany Modern 7 was the darkest guitar I've ever owned. Even with super bright Painkillers and a floating Floyd, I couldn't ever balance the treble out.


yeah mine is pretty well balanced overall, its darker than my Alder/maple neck Tom Anderson for sure. But it handles a Dual Recto with the gain maxed out VERY well, clarity all the way
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its a quilt dude
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