Suhr Classic Antique Extreme Fiesta Red HSS #28850 - USED  From John Suhr

Check out this extreme antiqued fiesta red beauty with a roasted alder body!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

Weight: 7.95 lbs.

Crafted especially for vintage feel and tone with modern playability, the 2015 Classic Antique series embodies the best of Suhr's builds. The Classic Antique series is John Suhr's response to the gigging musician's need for professional-grade instruments at an affordable price point, with the most requested specs of Suhr's catalogue applied to incredible 'S' and 'T' style guitars. Lightly reliced finishes ensure the guitarist can take his or her axe out to the gig without having to worry over smalls dings and dents in the guitar's finish!

If you’re a self-proclaimed lover of the ‘S’ style body, then the Classic Antique SSH is simply calling you. A 2-piece alder body just pours out with the vintage tones and sounds of yesteryear upon every open strum. A simple volume and two tone controls in conjunction with the 5-way configuration gives you the option to shape your tone exactly to your taste. The sonic shapings allowed by the 5-way configuration happen to be the tip of the iceberg here, as the real power is in the bridge humbucker. A touch sensitive and extremely dynamic pickup that grabs onto your subtlest picking nuances, this renders absolutely every position in the 5-way selection completely useable. The often dreaded ‘bridge position’ on the ‘S’ style guitar has now become it’s most versatile selection! If you have a love for all things vintage or just a particular affection for the ‘S’ style, you’d be doing yourself an injustice by not digging a little deeper into this wonderful instrument!

Suhr Classic Antique Extreme Fiesta Red HSS #28850 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar expert Eddie Berman demonstrates the Suhr Classic Antique Extreme Fiesta Red HSS #28850 using a 3rd Power Wooly Coats Extra Chimey 1x12 combo amp, a Strymon Brigadier dBucket delay effect pedal, and an Xact Tone Solutions Precision Multi-Drive pedal.

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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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: 28850

Model: Classic Antique

Body Wood: Roasted Alder, 2-Piece, Arm, Hand & Tummy Contours
Input Jack: Face Jack, Chrome
Top Color: Fiesta Red
Top Color Aging: Extra Heavy Aging
Bridge: Gotoh 510, 2P-BS-SB, Chrome
Hardware Color: Chrome Hardware
Pickguard: Aged Green
Pickguard Shape: Classic Shape
Tremolo Cover: 510, Aged Green

Neck Wood: Roasted Maple, Satin Finish
Tint: No Tint
Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Radius: 9" - 12"
Neck Shape: 60's C Vintage Standard .810 - .930
Headstock: Original
Finish: Satin Finish
Nut: Tusq
Nut Width: 1.650"
Frets: 22 Frets, Stainless Steel, Medium
Logo: Decal, Gold
Gears: Suhr Locking, Chrome
Side and Face Dots: Clay Dots

Wiring: Standard Wiring: SSCII
Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade, Mega
Switch Tip: Plastic, Parchment
Control 1: Volume, Plastic Parchment Knob
Control 2: Tone, Plastic Parchment Knob
Control 3: Tone, Plastic Parchment Knob

Neck Pickup: ML Standard, SC, Neck, Parchment
Middle Pickup: ML Standard, SC, Neck, Parchment
Bridge Pickup: Thornbucker, HB, Bridge 53mm, Raw Nickel

Case: Hardshell Case, Tweed, Classic

String Gauge: .010 - .046
Tuning: E Standard