Suhr Classic S Antique Guitar, 3-Tone Burst, Maple, HSS

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$ 3,549.00 

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The Suhr Classic S Antique was created in the spirit of the original Fender Stratocaster, and developed to satisfy the needs of a guitarist who wants an instrument that preserves classic tone and design, while improving on the limitations of vintage instruments. The Stratocaster has long been a staple for many guitarists of practically all genres. The Classic S Antique advances this design by blending the best of the old and new schools.

Build Quality: Every Classic S Antique is proudly made in the USA and built with impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail to ensure that every neck pocket is tight, every fret is perfectly dressed, and each instrument plays its best before leaving Suhr's facility.

Nitrocellulose Finish: The antiqued Nitro-cellulose lacquer finish allows the Alder body to resonate freely and feel like it has been well worn in for years.

Unrivaled Playability: The 60's C Medium neck profile, medium stainless steel frets, and 9-12" compound fingerboard radius improve upon the playability of vintage instruments, resulting in a neck that is equally comfortable for chording and soloing.

Vintage Improvements: In addition to the massively popular SSCII (Silent Single Coil) noise reduction system, the Suhr Classic S Antique is equipped with staggered locking tuners, which provide improved tuning stability and eliminate the need for a traditional string tree.

Serial Number: 68630
Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz


Body: Alder, 2 Piece
Neck: Tinted Quartersawn Maple w/ Maple Fingerboard
Neck Shape: 60's C Vintage Medium, .830 - .950
Fingerboard Radius: 9" - 12" Compound
Nut Material: Tusq
Nut Width: 1.650"
Frets: 22 Frets, Stainless Steel, Medium
Bridge: Gotoh 510, Non-Recessed, Steel Block
Tuners: Suhr Locking Tuners
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Electronics: SSCII Wiring, Volume, 2-Tone, 5 Way

Knobs: Parchment
Neck Pickup: Suhr V63
Middle Pickup: Suhr V63
Bridge Pickup: Suhr SSV Humbucker
Finish: Thin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Aging Level: Light with natural checking and light dings

Case: Suhr Deluxe Padded Gig Bag (Hard Case Optional)
String Gauge: .010 - .046

About the Pickups in this Guitar

Every V63 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 V63 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 classic Strat solo. Another benefit is that they are a great fit for today’s flatter neck radius equipped guitars.

Suhr’s V63 pickups are wound to have the same tonal characteristics as those found by John
Suhr in a particularly sweet 1963 S type guitar. The magnets are made by the same company
that made the magnets for Fender in the early 60’s and have the exact same formulation and
use the same manufacturing process.

V63 pickups incorporate a modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges.

Hook Up Wire: Braided Cloth
Magnet: Alnico V Special
DC Resistance:
6.4KΩ (neck)
6.4KΩ (middle) RW/RP
6.4KΩ (bridge)