Suhr Custom Classic Black Cherry Metallic #JS8E5A  From John Suhr

Custom Classic S with a subtle metallic finish that you will have to hold in your hands to truly appreciate


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What We Think

Weight: 7.95 Lbs

Another one of our "Like Mike" builds.

It's tough knowing that one of your heroes specced one just like this !!!

It's hard to tell from the pictures but the sparkle in the finish of this guitar is absolutely stunning! If you are looking for a smaller radius this is the perfect guitar for you - I was surprised by how much I like the neck shape. Also keep in mind that the DSV's will give you a beautiful warm tone with smooth response to your pick attack...sounds like vintage buttery goodness.

Suhr Custom Classic Black Cherry Metallic #JS8E5A Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman tests out the Suhr Custom Classic Black Cherry Metallic #JS8E5A with a Carr Amplifiers Sportsman 19W 1x12 Combo Amp, a Strymon El Capistan dTape Delay Effect Pedal, and a Xotic Effects USA BB Preamp Andy Timmons Effect Pedal

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

Suhr Classic

When our customers asked for an instrument with all the tone and playability of our Classic Antique, without the antiquing – we listened. The Classic Pro 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.

Suhr DSV Pickups

The DSV has a broad sonic aperture with very little compression, making for a dynamic, vintage output humbucker. The DSV Neck is a versatile pickup that combines the warmth of a vintage humbucker with increased clarity and definition. The DSV Bridge is similar to the DSV neck in tone, but wound hotter for more output, increased sustain and a sweet midrange response.

The DSV is similar to our SSV pickup, but warmer and fatter with a smoother response to your picking attack. 

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About Manufacturer

At Suhr Guitars, we don’t merely produce some of the finest hand-crafted guitars and amplifiers – we produce dreams that inspire musical passion and artistic creativity. Our fervent dedication to the highest quality standards possible, our famous fanatical attention to detail, our ears for tone, and our love for music ranging from rock to country to jazz to blues to pop to metal to fusion are all evident in every instrument we produce. The passion to build the very best possible is the underlying current of what Suhr Guitars is all about. From there comes the vision of John Suhr to design and create the best instruments possible. From there the skill of experienced master craftsmen, technological know-how, and the hard work of dedicated employees who truly love what they’re doing take over to produce modern works of art that discriminating artists and musicians will savor for a lifetime.


Serial Number: JS8E5A

Guitar Model: Classic

Body Wood: Alder, 2-Piece

Body Contours: Arm, Hand, & Tummy

Body Binding: None

Chambering: None

Input Jack: Side Jack, Chrome

Body / Back Color: Black Cherry Metallic

Body Finish / Aging: Gloss

Bridge: Gotoh 510 - 2-Post, Bent Saddles, Steel Block, Chrome

Strap Button / Screw Color: Chrome

Pickguard: Tortoise Shell, Classic

Tremolo Cavity Cover: Standard, Tortoise Shell

Neck Wood: Maple

Neck Color: None

Neck Finish: Satin

Neck Tint / Aging: Tint

Neck Back Shape: 60's C Vintage Medium .830 - .950

Neck Binding: None

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius / Roll: 7.25", Extra Roll

Fingerboard Scalloping: None

Frets: 22, Nickel, Medium

Side Dots: Clay

Fingerboard Inlay: Face Dots, Clay

12th Fret Inlay: None, n/a

Headstock: Original

Headstock Finish: Satin

Nut: 1.650", Tusq, White

Tuning Gears: Gotoh Kluson, Chrome

Neck Pickup: DSV, Neck, Black

Middle Pickup: None

Bridge Pickup: DSV, Bridge, Black

Pickup Selector: 3-Way Blade, Black

Optional Electronics: None

Controls: Volume, Tone

Knobs: Black Plastic

Case: Hardshell, Black

String Gauge: .010 - .046

Tuning: E Standard (E, A, D, G, B, E)