SOLD - Suhr Carve Top Standard Brazilian Fretboard Bengal Quilt - 2003 - Mint

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Suhr guitars never came my way over the nearly 30 years I've been in this business.  Recently, however, several mint ones have passed through.  This example is from a collection buy.  The collection includes many guitars like this that were purchased new, played once or twice, then stashed.  The collector had a great eye.  Most of the pieces are the highest quality guitars available at the time, and his taste varied widely, so we see the full gamut of great stuff from the time.

This Carve Top Standard is mint.  The signs of handling are mostly from our work, verifying originality, checking specs, restringing and setting up the guitar.

The guitar is a pleasure to play with a slim, fast mahogany neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and perfect frets.

Numerous tones are available and none of them suck!

The quilt top and peghead face are three-dimensional, having taken the Bengal finish so wonderfully.

If you know Suhr guitars you know that this configuration is one of the most coveted.

Original case and paperwork included.

Shipping policy:

Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 2% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Bengal Quilt
  • Weight: 8lb 5.3oz
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Body Date: March, 2003
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Even C Slim
  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Clay Dot
  • Frets: 6105, minimal wear
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Tusq
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 11" - 14"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .80"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .88"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .050"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: .050"
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: JST DSV Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 8.49k
  • Bridge Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup Brand: JST V60s Single Coil
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 6.14k
  • Middle Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: JS Noise Free N/M
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.82k
  • Neck Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: N/A
  • Bridge: Standard Trem
  • Tuners: Sperzel Locking
  • Switch: 5 way
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: 

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