Charvel vs Suhr Guthrie Govan Models
Here’s a very quick comparison between two guitars that share similar DNA. The new Charvel Guthrie Govan signature model as well as the previous Guthrie Govan signature model from Suhr, namely the Antique Modern. Both guitars feature very similar specs, with basswood bodies and maple tops and “roasted” maple necks and fingerboards. While each features its own manufacturers’ respective pickups, the other notable difference is the bridge. The Suhr featured a Gotoh bridge with bent saddles, going for that vintage vibe whereas the Charvel incorporated a brand new bridge manufactured in the US that was directly inspired by the very first Floyd Rose bridges that didn’t have fine tuners. I’m going to hold off on any of my personal feelings about the similarities and differences between the two until after you good folks have had a chance to debate the merits of either version. Bottom line, I’d be more than happy with both! FYI – both guitars were played through my Egnater Seminar Head that was modified by David Friedman at Racksystems with he BE/HBE mod, with the Brown Eye channel used in this case.
Great demo of both guitars!! Never got the chance to try the Suhr version of the Guthrie Govan but after watching you demo the Charvel and seeing what specs went into building it, I was pretty impressed by the way it sounded. I’ve owned a couple of Charvel Custom Shop models and have to say that this guitar blows those out of the water. I don’t know if its the process they do to the neck but this has got to be the easiest playing neck hands down. It was actually just a tad smaller from what I remember of the Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas models that I had and while this is built at the same factory its technically not a custom shop model but a signature series. Great demo of the way it sounds thru a decent amp. I’m also considering picking up a Suhr Modern Andy Wood but haven’t had the chance to actually try one out yet. I just happen to love that Dark Inferno burst color that it comes in. Any experience with the Suhr Andy Wood? If so and you had to compare it to the Charvel which would you prefer?