Wow! So comfortable. It's like an organic ergonomic machine...everything from the balance to the knob size, feel and placements, etc.|
Being a hollowed out piece of mahogany w/ the floating braces and no f-holes...the mind wants to think it's a solidbody instrument, or at least merely just a 'chambered' solidbody...
After playing the thing unplugged and plugged in, I wanted to grab a time machine and go back to the day solid body guitars were first being built/marketed and show them this thing.
This guitar is what should have been, so to speak. It's not what we think of as a solid body, it's not a hollowbody and it's not just merely a semi-hollow or chambered guitar...
It's got it's own feel entirely, while still maintaining familiarity. Chris mentioned it was the narrowest fretboard he's ever done for a guitar neck, but it doesn't feel awkward at all...
the carve on the neck itself lends itself perfectly for this. The p90 in the bridge was easily the best I've heard that pickup sound.
I can honestly say I'd toss every solid body guitar I've owned to date for this thing...It's simple perfection. My current solidbody has a gazillion taps and tonal options
and I think the overwhelming choices are what made me almost solely play acoustic for the last 6 months. The Suspense guitar would bring me back in a heart beat.
It doesn't make you worry about the details of electronics like most electrics do. Thumbs up!
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Love this guitar! Sounds awesome, light weight, doesn't slide on my leg, looks fabulous...
The big surprise is how good the piezo pickup sounds. It's absolutely wonderful...
Best acoustic electric tone I've ever heard. The magnetic pickups are excellent, reminds me of a hollow Tele without the hard edge.
But put these pickups together or use the piezo straight & it's magnificent.
The Suspense loves your amps. The Suspense through the Double Drive in [unity gain] bypass (yes it does something) through the Diamond is simply amazing.
The MS is a bit warmer sounding but terrific as well.
Thanks again for this fabulous instrument. I feel very lucky to possess it.
All The Best,