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Suhr Classic Antique Extreme 3TB HSS #31841  From John Suhr

Extra Heavy Aging, V60 LP's and a Thornbucker + with a 9-12" Maple/Rosewood Fingerboard !!! 

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Weight: 7.6 lbs.

 In your face with a ton of attitude - and don't even talk about the Thornbucker + in the bridge !!!!

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

CLASSIC ANTIQUETM
CLASSIC LOOKS. MODERN PERFORMANCE

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.

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.
 
TONE WOODS

ALDER - One of the most popular guitar body woods of the 1960's, is grown all over the world. Alder is medium to light in weight with soft tight pores. It has a light tan color and sometimes exhibits large swirling grain patterns and rings. Alder is favored by blues and rock players for its strong, clear, full-bodied sound, with beefy mids and excellent lows. Alder is used extensively for guitar bodies because of its light weight and its full sound.

MAPLE- Sourced mostly from the Northern United States and Canada and is commonly used to make necks. Maple has a classic tone, strong in the midrange with a sweet spanky high end.

ROSEWOOD- Being one of the most popular fingerboard woods for guitars, Indian Rosewood is usually sourced from either India or Bangladesh. It has a thick grain pattern with colors ranging from brown-black, purple, to red-brown. Indian Rosewood is particularly favored by blues and rock players for it’s thick, sweet tone. It has an ideal balance of fat lows, warm mids and a sparkling high end presence.

NECK
Each Classic Antique is equipped with our Even C Medium neck profile. Rolled edges and a 9-12” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape.

NECK FINISH - The Quarter sawn Maple neck is tinted, then finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. This provides the traditional feel of a vintage instrument as well as moisture protection.

FRETS - Every Classic Antique includes medium stainless steel frets, which offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Utilizing the PLEK process on each instrument guarantees the best possible string action, ensures optimized playability and eliminates intonation problems.

ELECTRONICS
The Classic Antique™ is available in both S-S-S and H-S-S pickup configurations.

SSCII (SILENT SINGLE-COIL) - Our proprietary passive 60-cycle hum reduction system has no impact on tone, there are no batteries to change - just transparent noise reduction.

ML STANDARD - The ML (Mike Landau) Standard single-coil pickup is overwound for more output and sustain. The ML Standard features our proprietary modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges.

SSV (OPTIONAL) - The SSV is a versatile pickup that combines the warmth of a vintage humbucker with increased clarity and definition. It is wound hotter for more output, increased sustain, and a sweet midrange response.

BODY FINISH - The Classic Antique features a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. 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. Our state of the art equipment, experienced staff, and uncompromising quality control ensures that no instrument leaves our facility until it meets our demanding standards.

HARDWARE

TUNERS - The Classic Antique is equipped with staggered locking tuners, which provide improved tuning stability and eliminate the need for a traditional string tree.

BRIDGE - 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 tremolo block is designed to allow the strings to contact the saddle without touching the block as it passes through, which increases sustain and tuning stability.

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.

Specifications

Model: Classic Antique

Serial Number: 31841

Body Wood: Alder, 2-Piece

Contours: Arm, Hand & Tummy

Body Color: 3 Tone Burst, Extra Heavy Aging

Body Finish: Lacquer

Input Jack: Face Jack, Chrome

Bridge: Gotoh 510 2P-BS-SB, Chrome

Tremolo Cavity Cover: No Screw Holes

Electronics Mount: Pickguard

Pickguard Material: Bakelite, Unpainted

Neck Wood: Maple, Extra Heavy Aging, Tint

Neck Back Shape: Even C Medium .840-.920

Neck Finish: Lacquer

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood

Radius: 9"-12"

Fingerboard Roll: Standard Roll

Side & Face Dots: Clay

Headstock: Original, Lacquer

Logo Type: Decal, Gold

Nut: Tusq, White

Nut Width: 1.650"

Frets: 22 Stainless Steel, Medium

Tuning Gears: Suhr Locking, Chrome

Neck Pickup: V60LP, Neck, Black

Middle Pickup: V60LP, Neck, Black

Bridge Pickup: Thornbucker Plus, Bridge, Raw Nickel

Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade

Pickup Selector Tip: Black

Controls: Volume, Tone, Tone

Knobs: Black Plastic

Optional Electronics: SSCII

Control Option 1: Push-Push, Split Bridge Pickup

Case: Hardshell, Black

String Guage: .010-.046