For some time now I’ve been looking for a new guitar, a special guitar of the up most quality and until recently I thought I had found it. The guitar I had set my heart and cash on was a Vigier Excalibur Supra, this guitar hits £1500, in fact I’ve seen them at £1800. This guitar had been tried against many others including Charvels, Caparisons, Ibanez and Suhr‘s. So on a random visit to my local store I thought, hey, I’ll pick it up and give it a wee seal of approval. I wasn’t playing well due to being cold but something else felt oddly missing. I started to blame the wee Egnator amp I had been plugged in to and as a result, a different salesman who had popped downstairs to fiddle on an acoustic changed amps to a Bognor Shiva and I must say, it was an impressive amp. So off I went blasting away on the Vigier when (as I thought) our time came to an end and it was time go head off to another store before closing time when I was told (by the little lady) that we still had time. So I turned round and noticed another guitar that I quite fancied having a go on even though I’d played them before, albeit a different model. The guitar was the expensive but handmade (like the Vigier) Suhr Modern. I cannot begin to tell you how good this guitar is, at least for me and my style of playing it was suited to a tee. This is not a review of the guitar, I’ll do that when I get my hands on it for keeps but lets just say that if you get the chance to play one, do it. The price is a bit of an eye popper at a staggering £2500 but I weighed it up against other guitar makers around at that price like the Ibanez Jem7V-WH retailing at £2350 and to my knowledge not hand built plus I’ve owned a Jem 77FP and played the Jem 7V-WH……….. Suhr all the way.
This video is not me, I’m much better looking 🙂
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