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Suhr Classic Antique SSS Trans White, 2017

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The Suhr Classic is a take on the iconic bolt-together guitars pioneered by Leo Fender in the late 1940s to mid 1950s, brilliant designs still dominant today.

Here we’re looking at a Suhr Classic Antique model dating to 2017 and built at the Suhr shop in Lake Elsinore, California. It features a vintage-style, six-pivot bridge and SSS configuration with ML pickups (named for Mike Landau).

Here is the Suhr statement on the ML pickup:

The ML (Mike Landau) pickups offer a balance of tight lows, focused midrange and smooth top-end sparkle. ML pickups incorporate a modified staggered pole piece design to provide a even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radiuses and today’s string gauges.

This Suhr Classic also sports a Roasted Maple neck with oil finish, soft V profile, Stainless Steel frets and a Tusq nut. The body is a two piece Swamp Ash model, with contoured heel and an antiqued translucent white finish in nitrocellulose lacquer. This finish is a little unusual. A coloured finish is normally applied in stages – clear coats to seal and level the surface, colour coats, then clear coats over that. Over time, contact with the player wears away the top colour coats, exposing the clear, which may then wear through to the underlying clear sealer coats. In this antiqued finish, the colour is worn to expose the sealer, but still has clear top coats. This is done to provide the appearance of age, while providing the durability and protection of a new finish.

Like all the other guitars we’ve seen from this builder, this Suhr Classic Antique is a great guitar, with excellent fit and finish and very good sound.

The original G&G rectangular hard shell case is include.

Here is the builder’s description of the Suhr Classic Antique:

” Our customers have asked for an instrument that has a vintage look and feel, without sacrificing playability and tone. Enter the Classic Antique™. We designed this guitar to ensure it preserves the spirit of a vintage instrument while performing like a Suhr. Impeccable craftsmanship and 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 our facility.

The nitro-cellulose lacquer finish and our proprietary antiquing process make each Classic Antique™ feel like it has been loved for years. The Classic Antique now includes: our innovative SSCII (Silent Single-Coil) hum cancelling system, a vintage tinted nitrocellulose neck with stainless steel frets, and a Maple fingerboard option. “


 

Price: $2,750.00 CAD
  • Model: Classic Antique
  • Year: 2017
  • Finish Antique Trans White
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: JS1C4Q
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 12/02/2020

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.53lbs 3.42kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 42mm 1.67in
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