The Suhr Classic Pro guitar is designed for the player who wants the ability to produce iconic classic Fender Stratocaster tones while having all the benefits of a custom Suhr guitar. The Classic Pro features low noise Suhr V70 pickups, stainless steel frets and modern hardware like Suhr Locking Tuners and a Gotoh 510 Tremolo Bridge! The Classic Pro is the answer to the demand for a Suhr classic guitar without the antiquing of the Suhr Classic Antique. Each Suhr Classic Pro goes through the same renowned individual setup process that $10-15k Suhr Custom guitars go through. For the money, these guitar simply CANNOT be beat.
There are several models of the Suhr Classic Pro to choose from, including the following:
Classic Pro: This the 3 Single Coil pickup configuration, and is available in Black, 3 Tone Sunburst, Olympic White, Surf Green, Fiesta Red, Sonic Blue
Classic Pro HSS: The HSS version is exactly the same as the Classic Pro, except it features the popular SSV Humbucker pickup in the bridge position.
Classic Pro Metallic: This version is a 3 Single Coil pickup version that comes in the classic metallics like Lake Placid Blue, Sherwood Green, Candy Apple Red, Inca Silver, and Shoreline Gold.
Pro Metallic HSS:
Same colors as the
Classic Pro Metallic, except it features the popular SSV Humbucker
pickup in the bridge position.
Each Suhr Classic Pro is built with a two-piece alder body. Alder is known for its rich low and mid-range tonal qualities as well as its lighter overall weight. Suhr takes great care in finishing the body with an ultra "Thin Skin" urethane finish, allowing for the wood to resonate freely while still providing plenty of protection to ensure the longevity of these guitars.
The neck is made from quartersawn maple and features an even Medium C shape with medium stainless steel frets. The frets feature rolled edges and a 9"-12" compound radius, great for smooth bends. These appointments create a comfortable, fast feeling neck with long lasting playability.
The Classic Pro is available with both HSS and SSS pickups featuring the Suhr V70 single coil. The V70 single coil is design to be an exceptionally dynamic and responsive pickup with a balanced tone. They feature tight snappy lows and shimmering highs that have a smooth cutout. Suhr has also incorporated a staggered pole piece design to compensate for the flatted neck and fret radius, this design provides a more even tone and response across the strings. For more information on the pickups, scroll to the bottom of this page. Lot's more info there.
2 Pc Alder Body
Maple and Rosewood Fretboard Available
Even C Medium Neck Shape, .840 - .920
1.650" Width Tusq Nut
22 Frets, Stainless Steel, Medium
Gotoh 510 Bridge, Chrome, Non-Recessed
Suhr Locking Tuners
3-Ply Parchment Pickguard
Electronics are SSCII Wiring, Volume, 2-Tone, 5 Way Blade Selector
Neck Pickup: Suhr V70, Single Coil
Middle Pickup: Suhr V70, Single Coil
Bridge Pickup: Suhr V70, Single Coil or SSV Humbucker (on HSS Models)
"Thin Skin" Urethane Finish
Clay Side and Face Dots
String Gauge: .010 - .046
Suhr Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
V70 Single Coil
The V70 will transport you back to a time when bell bottoms and large stacks of amplifiers dominated the concert stage. A time when guitar players around the world began fusing the blues with hard rock to create many of the iconic rock riffs and solos of our time!
Every V70 pickup is hand-built, precisely wound (using Suhr's proprietary winding process) and features: plain enamel wire, specially formulated Alnico V magnets, and vintage correct gray fiber bottoms. The V70 also incorporates a modified staggered pole piece design, which provides an even magnetic field that is perfect for capturing those soaring multi-step bends that became an essential ingredient of the 70’s solo. Another benefit is that they are a great fit for today’s flatter neck radius equipped guitars.
V70’s are exceptionally dynamic and respond to every nuance of your playing. Their tone is balanced with tight snappy lows and shimmering highs that cut ever so sweetly without sounding harsh. Whether you play Rock, Blues, or R&B, the V70 is ideal for the player searching for the ultimate 70’s era single-coil pickup.
Magnet: Alnico V
5.8KΩ (middle) RW/RP
SSV Humbucker Pickup
The SSV is a versatile pickup that combines the warmth of a vintage humbucker with increased clarity and definition, but it's wound a bit hotter for more output, increased sustain, and a sweet midrange response.
Magnet: Alnico V
DC Resistance: 9KΩ (bridge)
Hook Up Wire: 4-Conductor