Suhr Classic Antique
guitars now come standard with Suhr's innovative SSCII
(Silent Single-Coil) hum cancelling system, a vintage tinted
nitrocellulose neck with stainless steel frets.
Guitarists love the vintage look and feel, but it's hard to get that without sacrificing playability and tone. No anymore! The Suhr Classic Antique is designed to preserve the spirit of a vintage instrument while performing like a Suhr guitar should. Top notch craftsmanship and superior attention to detail ensure that every neck pocket is tight, every fret is perfectly dressed, and that every instrument is ready for peak performance before leaving the Suhr facility.
Each Suhr Classic Antique comes with a nitro-cellulose lacquer finish. Suhr's proprietary antiquing process makes each Classic Antique feel as though it's been gigged and well loved for many years.
About the Classic Antique Guitars
NECK - Each Classic Antique is equipped with our Even C Medium neck profile. Rolled edges and a 9-12” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape.
NECK FINISH - The Quarter sawn Maple neck is tinted, then finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. This provides the traditional feel of a vintage instrument as well as moisture protection.
FRETS - Every Classic Antique includes medium stainless steel frets, which offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Utilizing the PLEK process on each instrument guarantees the best possible string action, ensures optimized playability and eliminates intonation problems.
ELECTRONICS - The Classic Antique is available in both S-S-S and H-S-S pickup configurations.
SSCII (SILENT SINGLE-COIL) - Our proprietary passive 60-cycle hum reduction system has no impact on tone, there are no batteries to change - just transparent noise reduction.
ML STANDARD - The ML (Mike Landau) Standard single-coil pickup is overwound for more output and sustain. The ML Standard features our proprietary modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges.
SSV (OPTIONAL) - The SSV is a versatile pickup that combines the warmth of a vintage humbucker with increased clarity and definition. It is wound hotter for more output, increased sustain, and a sweet midrange response.
BODY FINISH - The Classic Antique features a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Our finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection, beauty, and tone. Great care is taken to ensure that the thinnest possible layers of finish are applied. This allows the wood to resonate freely while still providing ample protection. Our state of the art equipment, experienced staff, and uncompromising quality control ensures that no instrument leaves our facility until it meets our demanding standards.
TUNERS - The Classic Antique is equipped with staggered locking tuners, which provide improved tuning stability and eliminate the need for a traditional string tree.
BRIDGE - 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 tremolo block is designed to allow the strings to contact the saddle without touching the block as it passes through, which increases sustain and tuning stability.
Wood: 2-Piece Alder
Finish: Antiqued Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
Fingerboard: Maple or Indian Rosewood
Shape: Even C Medium
Finish: Antiqued Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 9"-12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Stainless Steel
Nut Width: 1.650"
Bridge Pickup: ML Standard or SSV(optional)
Middle Pickup: ML Standard
Neck Pickup: ML Standard
SSCII (Silent Single-Coil) Noise Canceling System
Controls: 5-Way, Volume, Tone, Tone
Bridge: Gotoh 510, 2 Post, Bent Saddle
Tuning Machines: Suhr Locking
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs and Switch Tip: Parchment
Colors: 3 Tone Burst, Black, Fiesta Red, Olympic White, Sonic Blue, Surf Green
About the Tone Woods Used in the
ALDER - One of the most popular guitar body woods of the 1960's, is grown all over the world. Alder is medium to light in weight with soft tight pores. It has a light tan color and sometimes exhibits large swirling grain patterns and rings. Alder is favored by blues and rock players for its strong, clear, full-bodied sound, with beefy mids and excellent lows. Alder is used extensively for guitar bodies because of its light weight and its full sound.
MAPLE - Sourced mostly from the Northern United States and Canada and is commonly used to make necks. Maple has a classic tone, strong in the midrange with a sweet spanky high end.
ROSEWOOD - Being one of the most popular fingerboard woods for guitars, Indian Rosewood is usually sourced from either India or Bangladesh. It has a thick grain pattern with colors ranging from brown-black, purple, to red-brown. Indian Rosewood is particularly favored by blues and rock players for it’s thick, sweet tone. It has an ideal balance of fat lows, warm mids and a sparkling high end presence.