Suhr Ian Thornley Signature Classic JM Guitar, Antigua Burst

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$ 3,999.00 

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Ian Thornley is best known as the lead singer and guitarist for multi-platinum selling hard rock outfits Big Wreck and Thornley. He has been using Suhr Classics, Standards and Ts for the last few years and, after playing the Classic JM prototype, he decided that it was the guitar he wanted to call his own.
Ian’s Signature Classic JM features a custom Ian Thornley “V” back neck, jumbo stainless frets, matching painted headstock, HSH pickup configuration, series/parallel switching on the pickups and your choice of tremolo or hardtail bridge.

The Ian Thornley Signature guitar features a Roasted Maple neck with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The neck is finished with our satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.

The Classic JM features subtle, yet substantial tweaks to a classic body shape. the overall size and perimeter of the body has been tweaked and slightly downsized from the original version to create an instrument that feels incredibly comfortable, ergonomic, and familiar.

The optional TonePros TP6 tune-o-matic bridge is thoughtfully recessed into the body of the guitar to keep the same low profile feel as the 510 tremolo. It’s incredibly comfortable to play!

THORNLEY V SHAPE (.875"-.970")   

A tweaked version of our Soft Medium V, the Thornley neck has a more pronounced V shape throughout the entire taper of the neck. The flat 16″ fingerboard radius adds a modern touch to a vintage feeling neck.


The string through body TonePros TP6 tune-o-matic is recessed into the body to provide a comfortable low profile feel.


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 versatile HSH pickup configuration is unleashed through a unique control layout that features a 5-way mega switch, and two series/parallel slider switches.

SSV Neck Humbucker
V70 Middle Single Coil
SSH+ Bridge Humbucker

Positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way selector switch auto-split the humbuckers when combined with the middle pickup. Position 3 is both humbuckers. SERIES/PARALLEL SWITCHES

Two low profile slider switches allow you to switch each humbucker independently between series or parallel.

The auto-split positions on the 5-way (2 and 4) override the series/parallel switches to easily switch to the split coil combo tones


Countless hours were spent tweaking and fine tuning the control placement for Ian’s guitar so that switching through the advanced pickup options are as comfortable, quick, and natural feeling as possible.

Weight: 7 lbs 10oz
Serial Number: 59551

Body Shape:  Classic JM
Body Finish:  Gloss
Body Wood:  Roasted Alder
Pickguard:  3-Ply

Neck Wood:  Roasted Maple
Neck Finish:  Satin
Fingerboard Wood:  Indian Rosewood
Neck Back Shape:  THORNLEY V SHAPE .875"-.970"
Fingerboard Radius:  16"
Frets:  Jumbo Stainless Steel (.057"x.110")
Nut:  1.650" Tusq
Headstock:  L​ase​r Engraved Ian Thornley Signature

Bridge Pickup:  SSH+​
Middle Pickup​:  V70​
Neck Pickup:  SSV(Parchment)
2x Slider Switches:  Series/Parallel For Each Pickup. (Towards The Neck = Parallel, Towards The Bridge = Series)
Other:  5-way Position 3 = Both Humbuckers

Tuning Machines:  Suhr Locking
Bridge:  Recessed TonePros TP6 tune-o-matic.
Color:  Chrome