The influence for many of today’s boutique guitar builders, is still derived from the tried and tested Fender Strat format, so what can Suhr Guitars bring to the table – The Suhr approach is not so much as to re-invent the wheel, but to take the ‘zero tolerance approach’ whereby the build quality and an impeccable attention to detail, coupled with the finest ingredients, ensures a package that is slick and easy to handle – Their goal is to offer the ultimate playing experience – So welcome into stock a used Suhr Classic Pro, with a classic sunburst finish – Condition wise, you’d have to be very fussy to pick any faults with that shiny gloss finish – Barely played and only home use at that, with only a few pick marks on the scratchplate the only real signs of use – The whole guitar is exceptionally clean – No fret issues, as though there would be with stainless steel frets – Re-strung and set up with a new set of 10’s – Complete with the deluxe Suhr padded gig bag and appropriate spec sheet/certificate – I have to admit that I can’t find any accurate way to actually come up with a date of birth for this guitar, but believe it is only a couple of years old, or so
The spec for this Suhr Classic Pro is as follows :-
- Light weight and resonant alder body – whole guitar weighs 7lbs and 12oz
- Classic 3 tone burst finish Maple neck + fingerboard with satin ‘played in’ finish
- Even C medium profile that tapers from .850″ around the top nut end, to .923″ around the 12th fret area – Medium depth
- Compound fingerboard radius of 9″ near the nut thru’ to 12″ around the 12 fret and above, to provide you with the ultimate in clean bending and a fast fluid action
- 22 medium gauge stainless steel frets
- Tusq top nut
- Chrome hardware including a set of locking tuners
- 2 point Gotoh 510 modern fulcrum tremelo + vintage style S bent saddles + separate milled steel trem block
- 3 ply 11 hole parchment scratchplate
- Suhr V70SC single coil pick-ups that measure around 6K
- Suhr SSC11 noise reduction circuit
- 5 way switch + master volume + tone neck + tone middle/bridge – CTS Pots + treble bleed cap on the volume pot
- Parchment pick up covers and control knobs
- Strap lock buttons
All Suhr Guitars feature a Plek Pro set-up which sets the fret height to a tolerance of .01mm, with each fret then re-crowned and polished for ultra smooth bending – The medium C neck profile possesses a comfortable amount of meat, to stop it feeling slim, but nothing to the point that it handicaps the guitars playing performance – Along with a satin finish on the neck/fingerboard, the fingerboard edges are ‘rolled’ to supply you with that ‘played in’ comfortable feel – Add a new set of 10’s and the result of all of this, is a peach of a guitar to play, with a slick action that responds to a light touch so no problem to show off any party licks or slick tricks – Yet dig in for moody and emotional blues as and when required – The body has the addition of a contoured heal for easier access to the upper frets, where only the brave wonder
To give you an idea of what the Suhr Classic Pro sounds like in action, then I suggest you click here, to visit the Suhr web site (scroll down the page until you see the video clips – Also click here to read a review of a similar Suhr Classic Pro, courtesy of Guitarist magazine – The combination of the custom wound V70SC pick-ups, coupled with a bolt on maple neck, ensures a fast and responsive attack, with a spanky and naturally lively character about it – It does not sound thin or brittle, just nice and crisp, with shimmering highs, full yet clear lows, with somewhat of a 50’s Strat, with transparent mids – The two out of phase settings have a lively spanky quack about them and it won’t take you long to realise they have an infectious appetite about them, especially on clean and less overdriven amp settings, where by you can hear the guitars full character talk to you – On overdriven amp settings, you can roll back the Suhr’s volume pot to around 6/7 and set this up as your base tone, so it is more reserved and chilled out – With this approach, you and the guitar now control the amp, so take the Suhr’s volume pot back towards 10 as and when you require an additional boost, with more edge and bite – Hence a built in ‘turbo’ mode – With more gain on the amp and the Suhr on full, you’ll get more of that ‘on the red line’ pushed voice, so as and when required, simply roll off the volume pot for more of a voice that always sounds more in control – Hence no shortage of expression, soul and emotion at your fingertips – Great tone based players like EVH, Santana, BB King, Kossoff and Jeff Beck, plus many more, take this approach as it adds so much more emotional content to your playing and tonal palette – Remember this Suhr Classic Pro is spec’d with the SSC11 noise reduction, so it retains the true single coil clarity but removes the hum you associate with such pick-ups
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