When our customers asked for an instrument with all the tone and playability of our Classic Antique, without the antiquing – we listened. This Classic S marries vintage design with modern improvements resulting in an instrument that is capable of producing iconic tones while retaining the build quality, features and playability you’ve come to expect from Suhr.
IMPECCABLE QUALITY, LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE
The Classic features a Maple neck with your choice of Maple or Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The neck is tinted and finished with our satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.
NECK PROFILE - 60's Vintage Standard (.810″-.930″)
The Classic S is equipped with our 60's Vintage Standard neck profile. Rolled edges and a 9″-12” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape.
FRETS - MEDIUM STAINLESS STEEL (.055″ x .090″)
Stainless steel frets offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Every Suhr receives a PLEK fret dress, ensuring the best possible string action, playability and intonation.
The contoured heel of the Classic allows for easier access to the upper register. For optimum tone and stability, the neck joint must not be too tight or too loose, therefore all of our neck pockets are precisely fitted by hand, by expert craftsmen.
CLASSIC BODY SHAPE
This is the standard vintage shape that many of us grew up with and has the addition of a contoured heel where the neck bolts on for easy access to all the frets.
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.
Our finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection, beauty, and tone. Great care is taken to ensure that the thinnest possible layers of finish are applied. This allows the wood to resonate freely while still providing ample protection.'
The SSCII is our proprietary silent single coil system. The SSCII is installed inside the body of the guitar and works with traditional single coil pickups. It reduces 60 cycle hum and has no impact on tone, no batteries to change – just transparent noise reduction.
HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS
The unique blend of locking tuners, a high performance bridge, and our proprietary SSCII noise reduction system creates the perfect combination of vintage tones with modern performance.
The Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge features dual steel knife edge pivot points to provide greater functionality and years of trouble free performance. The 510’s steel block increases sustain and tuning stability.
SUHR LOCKING TUNERS
Equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.
- Model: Classic S HSS
- Color: 3-Tone Sunburst
- Body: Alder
- Pickguard: Parchment
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Maple
- Finish: Satin, Vintage Tint
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: 9" - 12" Compound
- Neck Profile: 60's C Vintage Standard, .810 - .930
- Frets: 22, Medium, Stainless Steel
- Nut: 1.650" Tusq
- Pickups: V60LP Single-Coils and SSV Humbucker
- Control Knobs: Volume, Tone, Tone
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- SSCII Silent Single-Coil
- Bridge: Gotoh 510 Tremolo
- Tuners: Suhr Locking
- Case: Suhr Deluxe Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 8.1 lbs.