The updated Suhr Classic S model features a new 60’s C vintage standard neck profile with indian rosewood or maple fingerboard and V60LP single coils with SSV bridge humbucker. The Classic S retains many of the original specifications of the Classic Pro including the SSCII hum cancelling system and stainless steel frets. Proprietary Suhr locking tuners and the Gotoh 510 tremolo provides superior tuning stability.
Suhr Classic S offers the standard vintage shape that many of us grew up with and has the addition of a contoured heel where the neck bolts on for easy access to all the frets. Alder is one of the most popular guitar body woods of the 1960’s and is favored by blues and rock players for its strong, clear, full-bodied sound, with beefy mids and excellent lows.
The Classic S features a Maple neck with an Indian rosewood fingerboard. The neck is tinted and finished with satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture. The contoured heel allows for easier access to the upper register. For optimum tone and stability, the neck joint must not be too tight or too loose, therefore all of our neck pockets are precisely fitted by hand, by expert craftsmen.
Stainless steel frets (.055″ x .090″) offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Every Suhr receives a PLEK fret dress, ensuring the best possible string action, playability and intonation. Rolled edges and a 9″-12” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape.
This Suhr Classic S features the HSS configuration with V60LP single coil pickups on the neck and middle positions. The V60LP pickup is wound using a proprietary winding process that replicates the hand-wound pattern of some early-60’s single-coil pickups which have a natural roll off on the top end, imparting sweeter and rounder highs. Bridge pickups is a versatile Suhr SSV with Alnico 5 magnets. It offers a broad sonic aperture with very little compression and dynamic sound with vintage output.
Also featured is Suhr’s proprietary silent single coil system. The SSCII is installed inside the body of the guitar and works with traditional single coil pickups. It reduces 60 cycle hum and has no impact on tone, no batteries to change – just transparent noise reduction.
The Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge features dual steel knife edge pivot points to provide greater functionality and years of trouble free performance. The 510’s steel block increases sustain and tuning stability.
The guitar is also equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Tinted Maple, Satin Finish, Contoured Heel
- Neck Profile: 60’s C Vintage Standard .810"-.930"
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
- Radius: 9"-12" Compound
- Frets: 22x Medium Stainless Steel (.055"x.090")
- Nut: 1.650" Tusq
- Machine Heads: Suhr Locking, 18:1 Gear Ratio
- Bridge: Gotoh 510 2-Point Tremolo Bridge with Steel Block
- Neck Pickup: V60LP (White), 6.3KΩ, Alnico 5 Special
- Middle Pickup: V60LP (White), 6.3KΩ, Alnico 5 Special
- Bridge Pickup: SSV (Black), ~ 9KΩ Alnico 5
- Electronics: SSCII Silent Single Coil System, 1x Volume, 2x Tone, 5-way Switch
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
- Color: 3-Tone Burst
- Finish: Gloss Lacquer
- Includes Suhr Deluxe Gig Bag
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