Flawless build quality, some of the best fret work in the industry, super comfy neck carve, effortless playability, an overall modern approach to the classic Strat...all hallmarks of John Suhr's instruments and all are certainly on display with this beautiful 2010 Carve Top Standard (which is giving off some serious Knopfler / Pensa-Suhr vibes!).
What can't be overstated is just how comfortable this guitar is to play. Deluxe, luxurious, effortless...are are terms that come to mind when sitting down for a session with it. The "Even C Slim" neck carve (.80-88"), coupled with its satin finish and medium stainless steel frets, is a highlight on this guitar. Simply put, guitars don't get much more comfortable or easy to play.
This Carve Top Standard has a solid, snappy feel to it. The stainless frets certainly add to the snap and responsive feel, but we noticed no difference in tone when plugged in. Speaking of which, into our Carr Skylark, we were able to coax a wide range of modern, beautifully compressed / hot-rodded Strat tones that work great either clean or overdriven. Also, the volume and tone knobs use push/pull pots which allow you to run each of the humbucker's coils in series or parallel for even more tonal variety.
Condition: Excellent. There are few signs of prior ownership - this guitar was very well cared for. The setup is spot on.
Looking for a highly-evolved Strat made by one of the top builders working today? Look no further. Priced with original hardshell case.