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Suhr Classic Pro Surf Green IRW SSS Electric Guitar  From John Suhr

Groundbreaking Specs, Groundbreaking sound, Groundbreaking Price! 


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What We Think

Forget a number 2 guitar, this is your number 1! John really thought of everything you could need in a strat at an absolutely astounding price. With the new V70 pickups and the incredible sounding Silent Single Coil System II, you get vintage, classic tones with a gorgeous crystal clear sound but with the versatility needed in a modern instrument. This is really a do-everything, sound every-way guitar!

We did a little experiment and spec'd out this exact guitar as a custom order and...well...let's just say the Classic Pro line is the deal of the century! Call Soundpure today for availability!

Note: The Suhr Classic Pro series is designed for consistency in both appearance and tone and thus varies only slightly between individual guitars. Therefore we do not picture each individual Classic Pro that comes through but we will be happy to picture one if you are interested in a particular version that we have in stock!

Suhr Classic Pro Lake Placid Blue IRW SSS Quick 'n Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Electric Guitar Specialist Michael Buckley tests out a Suhr Classic Pro Lake Placid Blue IRW SSS with a Suhr Bella Reverb 1x12 Combo Guitar Amplifier and Suhr Bella Reverb Head.

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

When our customers asked for an instrument with all the tone and playability of our Classic Antique, without the antiquing - we listened. The Classic Pro marries vintage design with modern improvements resulting in an instrument that is capable of producing iconic tones while retaining the build quality, features and playability you’ve come to expect from Suhr.

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 can sometimes exhibit 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.

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


The Quartersawn Maple neck is tinted, then finished in satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.



Every Classic Pro includes medium stainless steel frets, which offers 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 Pro™ is available in both S/S/S and H/S/S pickup configurations.

SSCII - Our proprietary passive 60-cycle hum reduction system that has no impact on tone, no batteries to change - just transparent noise reduction.

SSV - 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.

V70 - V70’s are exceptionally dynamic and respond to every nuance of your playing. Their tone is balanced with tight snappy lows and shimmering highs that cut ever so sweetly without sounding harsh. Every V70 pickup is hand-built, precisely wound (using our proprietary winding process) and features: plain enamel wire, specially formulated Alnico V magnets and vintage correct gray fiber bottoms. The V70 also incorporates a modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field required by instruments with a flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges.



The Classic Pro uses our “Thin Skin” Urethane 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 Pro is equipped with staggered locking tuners which provide improved tuning stability and eliminate the need for a traditional string tree.

BRIDGE - The appointed Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge features dual steel knife edge pivot points to provide greater functionality and years of trouble free performance. The 510’s tremolo block was 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.


Guitar Model: Classic Pro, Right-handed

Body Wood: Alder, 2-piece

Contours: Arm, Hand, & Tummy Contours

Input Jack: Face Jack, Chrome

Top Color: Surf Green, Thin Skin Urethane

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

Hardware Color: Chrome Hardware

Pickguard: Parchment

PG Shape: Classic shape

Tremolo Cover: 510, Parchment

Neck Wood: Maple, Satin Finish, Tint

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood

Radius: 9" - 12"

Neck Shape: Even C Medium .840 - .920

Headstock: Original, Satin finish

Nut: Tusq

Nut Width: 1.650"

Frets: 22 Frets, Stainless Steel, Medium

Logo: Decal, Gold

Gears: Suhr Locking, Chrome

Clay Side and Face Dots

Wiring: Standard Wiring, SSCII

Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade, Mega, Plastic Parchment Tip

Control 1: Volume, Plastic Parchment Knob

Control 2: Tone, Plastic Parchment Knob

Control 3: Tone, Plastic Parchment Knob

Neck Pickup: V70, SC, Neck, Parchment

Middle Pickup: V70, SC, Neck, Parchment

Bridge Pickup: SSV, HB, Bridge 53mm, Black

String Gauge: .010 - .046

Tuning: E Standard 

Case: Deluxe Padded Gig Bag