Suhr Classic J Pro 3-Tone Burst Bass Guitar 27567- PROTOTYPE  From John Suhr

The first of its kind - John Suhr's wonderful Classic J builds brought to a production model!


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Rooted in tradition, John Suhr Technologies has built their brand upon instruments regarded as the epitome of vintage feel and modern playability. This Classic J Pro bass is a fine example of that ancestry. In fact, this specific bass was such a great representation of Suhr guitars that it actually made its way to Suhr's personal pre-NAMM party!

The body is rather light but very balanced throughout the entirety of the guitar, sounding very lively and percussive unplugged. The neck is particularly smooth and makes forming complex runs and shapings almost effortless - your hands gliding like ghosts up and down the fretboard. With a consistent quality and great sound, this world-class bass shows you why John Suhr is regarded as a top tier luthier!

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr


Introduced in 2003, 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.

The Classic J is available with either our Classic J Vintage or Classic J Humphrey pickups. When coupled with our Classic J preamp, The Classic J can effortlessly shift between genres with the turn of a knob. From the thundering pulse of Rock, to the punchy growl of Jazz Fusion, to the percussive slap of Funk, the Classic J is always the right choice.
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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.


Model: Classic J

Body Wood: Alder, 2-Piece
Contours: Hand & Tummy Contours
Input Jack: Face Jack, Chrome
Top Color: 3-Tone Burst
Bridge: Gotoh Vintage Jazz Bass Bridge, Chrome
Hardware Color: Chrome Hardware
Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
PG Shape: Classic J shape
Control Plate: Classic J, Chrome

Neck Wood: Maple, Satin Finish
Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood fingerboard
Radius: 7.25"
Neck Shape: Vintage J .810 - .930
Headstock: Original, Satin Finish
Nut: Tusq
Nut Width: 1.500"
Frets: 20 Frets, Stainless Steel, Heavy
Logo: Decal, Gold
Gears: Hipshot Bass, Chrome
Side & Face Dots: Clay Dots

Wiring: Standard Wiring
Pickup Selector: No Pickup Selector Switch
Control 1: Volume, Bakelite knob
Control 2: Volume, Bakelite knob
Control 3: Tone, Bakelite Mini knob

Neck Pickup: Classic J Vintage, SC, Neck, Black
Bridge Pickup: Classic J Vintage, SC, Bridge, Black

Case: Hardshell Case, Black, Classic J

String Gauge: .045 - .105 (Bass set)
Tuning: E Standard