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Suhr Custom Classic Antique Black SSS IRW Light Aging #31516  From John Suhr

An all black, lightly aged rock machine with a rosewood board!


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What We Think

Weight: 7.85 lbs.

What a singing musical tone. Makes you want to play fewer notes just so you can hear every nuance.

Even at very low clean volumes, this one's voice has great character...


Suhr Custom Classic Antique Black SSS IRW Light Aging #31516 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar expert Eddie Berman tests out the Suhr Custom Classic Antique Black SSS IRW Light Aging Electric #31516 with a Suhr Bella Reverb Head, a Suhr Bella 1x12 Cabinet and a Strymon El Capistan dTape Delay Effect Pedal.

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

Our customers asked for an instrument that had a vintage look and feel but did not sacrifice playability and tone. Enter the Classic Antique™. We designed this guitar to ensure it preserved 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 each instrument plays its best before leaving our facility. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish and our proprietary antiquing process make each Classic Antique™ feel like it has been loved for years.

John Suhr Guitars

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: 31516

Guitar Model: Classic Antique

Body Wood: Alder, 2-Piece

Contours: Arm, Hand & Tummy

Body Color: Black

Body Finish: Lacquer

Body Aging: Light Aging

Input Jack: Face Jack, Chrome

Bridge: Fender Vintage 6-Screw Tremolo, Chrome

Electronics Mount: Pickguard

Pickguard Material: Black Gloss, 3-Ply

Neck Wood: Maple, Light Aging, Tint

Neck Back Shape: 60's C Vintage Standard .810-.930

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 7.5"-9.5"

Fingerboard Roll: Standard Roll

Side & Face Dots: Clay

Headstock: Original, Lacquer

Hybrid Step Finish: Lacquer

Logo Type: Decal, Gold

Nut: Tusq, White

Nut Width: 1.650"

Frets: 21 Nickel, Heavy

Tuning Gears: Gotoh Kluson, Chrome

Neck Pickup: V70, Neck, White

Middle Pickup: V70, Neck, White

Bridge Pickup: V70, Bridge, White

Pickup Selector Switch: 5-Way Blade

Wiring: SSCII

Controls: Volume, Tone, Tone

Knob Color: Parchment

Case: Hardshell, Black

String Gauge: .010-.046