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Suhr Classic J Olympic White Bass Guitar #JS3A9E  From John Suhr

John Suhr's beautiful J-bass builds brought to an incredible production model!

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What We Think

Clarity, clarity, clarity! If you know anything about John Suhr's work, you won't be surprised by the incredible crafstmanship exhibited in this bass. This is the kind of instrument that is so finely fit and finished and well-balanced that it just gets out of your way and lets you play! With enough warmth for classic J sounds but some extra sparkle to cover more modern sounds, this one's got you covered.

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

The Suhr Classic J is based on the iconic electric bass designs of the 1960’s. This shape has helped define the electric bass guitar for over half a century. The Classic J’s sleek frame, asymmetrical body shape, and slim vintage neck profile make for an instrument that combines vintage style with modern improvements.

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.


Model: Classic J

Serial: JS3A9E

Weight: 8.5 lbs


Body Wood: Alder, 2-Piece

Body Top Wood: None

Body Countours: Arm & Tummy

Body Binding: None

Chambering: None

Sound Hole: None

Body Top Color: N/A

Body Color: Olympic White

Body Finish / Aging: Gloss

Body Inlay: None

Input Jack: Face Jack, Chrome

Bridge: Gotoh Vintage J Bass, Chrome, None

Bridge Recess: None

Strap Button / Screw Color: Chrome

Electronics Mount: Control Plate

Control Plate: Chrome

Pickguard: Tortoise Shell, Classic J

Tremolo Cavity Cover: None

Control Cavity Cover: None


Neck Wood: Maple

Neck Color: None

Neck Finish: Satin

Neck Tint / Aging: Tint

Neck Back Shape: Vintage J .810 - .930

Neck Binding: None

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius / Roll: 7.25", Standard Roll

Fingerboard Scalloping: None

Frets: 20, Stainless Steel, Heavy

Side Dots: Clay

Fingerboard Inlay: Face Dots, Clay

12th Fret Inlay: None

Headstock: Original

Headstock Top Wood: None

Headstock Color: None

Headstock Finish: Satin

Nut: 1.500", Tusq, White

Logo: Decal, Gold

Tuning Gears: Hipshot Bass, Chrome


Neck Pickup: Classic J Vintage, Neck, Black

Middle Pickup: N/A

Bridge Pickup: Classic J Vintage, Bridge, Black

Pickup Selector: None

Optional Electronics: None

Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone

Knobs: Black Plastic

Case: Hardshell