John Suhr started
building his own guitars about 35 years ago. Like many well known
luthiers, he was searching for the perfect tone, which was something he
wasn't finding with the major manufacturers.
In the early 80's Suhr started building guitars in New York. It was
during this time that the
"Pensa-Suhr" guitars were born. John built guitars under the
"Pensa-Suhr" name for greats such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Peter
Frampton, Lou Reed, Bill Connors, Steve Stevens, Reb Beach, Pat Thrall,
Little Steven, Victor Bailey, Chuck Loeb, Eddie Martinez (Robert
Palmer) and many others.