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Hatsubai 05/18/2011

Suhr Pro Series S2 : Hatsubai's user review

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Suhr has always been known to build great quality guitars, but their prices were usually a bit too steep for some people. Thanks to the new Pro Series line, they're able to streamline the build process and help make these guitars cheaper. The S2 is part of the S1 and S2 series guitars. Where as the S1 has a rosewood fretboard, the S2 has a maple fretboard. Aside from that, they're the same. The guitar has an alder body, maple neck, two point tremolo system, HSS configuration, one volume pot, one tone and a five way switch.

UTILIZATION

These guitars are scary good. Suhr is world renowned for their high quality guitars, and this is no exception. It's built in the same facility as the rest of them, and it's put together by the same luthiers. All the specs are basically the same, hence the ability for them to speed up the workflow and build these cheaper. The stainless steel frets are some of the best feeling frets out there. They bend so smoothly and almost never wear. The two point tremolo on this is also very nice. It's smooth and handles moderate whammy action without any problems at all.

SOUNDS

The guitar sounds a bit more like a slightly modern take on a strat. The humbucker in the bridge sounds great. It's powerful enough to play metal, but it's tame enough to back off and play country or jazz. The middle and neck singles are also a sight to behold as they sound extremely clear. The neck gives an awesome "vowely" kinda tone, and the in between tones are glorious. It does that quack sound in spades. Alder with a maple neck and fretboard just seems to be one of the best combinations out there for versatility, in my opinion.

OVERALL OPINION

These guitars are top notch guitars at a more affordable price. There are really no corners cut considering they're built by the same guys and in the same factory. You lose some options for customization, but that's to be expected considering the cheaper price. If you're looking for a fat strat alternative, I highly recommend checking out these guitars.