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Suhr Classic T Pro 60's Black IRW SS Electric Guitar  From John Suhr

The long-awaited T-style companion to the Classic Pro line! 60's spec with an Indian rosewood fretboard, alder body, and a rockin' black thin-skin urethane finish!

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Weight: 7.9 lbs
Suhr's Classic T's have always been drool-worthy - select woods, incredible craftsmanship, and custom-designed pickups always put his T-style guitars just a few notches above your typical tele. The Classic T Pro series is a worthy descendent of that line and priced for the player that wants a boutique-level guitar at a big-box price.
 
At last - the vintage ‘T’ style guitar you’ve been waiting for! The sweetest sounds of the 60’s compacted into one spectacular guitar. An alder body lays down the groundwork for this awesome guitar - with a rich and smooth midrange and a sweet, bold high end . These come together to perfectly compliment the rounded natural low end coming off the body. The humbucker onboard really allows you to fatten up that twangy ‘T’ style tone, and opens up an entirely new sonic realm for your pleasure. This guitar is perfect for everything from chicken pickin’ to straight up jammin’!
 
We did an experiment with the entire Classic Pro and Classic T Pro lines where we custom ordered an original Classic with Classic Pro specs and were totally blown away at what Suhr is able to offer with the Classic Pro pricing! You're definitely getting the absolute best vintage-inspired guitar at an unbelievable price!
 
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!

Metropoulos Metro-Plex Amplifier Head Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Frank Hamilton talks us through the many fine aspects of the Metropoulos Metro-Plex Amplifier Head, and then tests this gear out with two different guitars: the Suhr Classic T Pro 60's Black IRW SS, and the Anderson Drop Top Tobacco Shaded Edge w/ Binding #12-20-15N.

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

CLASSIC T PROTM
TIMELESS TONE - UNRIVALED PLAYABILITY


The ALL NEW Classic T Pro features: our innovative SSCII (Silent Single-Coil) hum cancelling system, Classic T or SSV pickups, a “Thin-Skin” urethane body finish, tinted satin finished neck with stainless steel frets, and the option of a Maple or Rosewood fingerboard.

When our customers asked for an instrument with all the tone and playability of our Classic T Antique, without the antiquing, we listened, and delivered two great eras of Classic T goodness.

50’s Spec: 2-piece Swamp Ash body with Maple fingerboard on a Maple neck, choice of trans finishes (2 Tone Burst, Trans Butterscotch or Trans White), and single-ply pickguard (Black Bakelite or White).

60’s Spec: 2-piece Alder body with a Rosewood fingerboard on a Maple neck, choice of finishes (3 Tone Burst, Black or Olympic White), and a 3-Ply Parchment pickguard.

A covered SSV humbucker in the neck position is an available option on both the 50's and 60's models.

TONE WOODS

ALDER - One of the most popular guitar body woods of the 1960's, Alder 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.

SWAMP ASH - Popular in the 1950's for guitar bodies, Swamp Ash originates from the Southern parts of America, from trees whose root systems are under water. This wood is lightweight and porous. Its color is light with pronounced dark brown grain patterns which makes it ideal for transparent finishes. Popular with country, blues, rock and metal players alike, Swamp Ash is highly resonant and offers a nice balance of pleasant highs, firm lows, and a slightly scooped midrange.

MAPLE - Sourced mostly from the Northern United States and Canada, Maple 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 sourced from either India or Bangladesh. It has a thick grain pattern with colors ranging from brown-black, to purple, to red-brown. Indian Rosewood is particularly favored by blues and rock players for its thick, sweet tone. It has an ideal balance of fat lows, warm mids and a sparkling high end presence.

NECK

Each Classic T 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.

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

FRETS - Every Classic T Pro 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 T Pro™ is available in both S/S and S/H 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.

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.

CLASSIC T - The Classic T pickups are wound to produce a broad range of classic T-style tones. From clean and snappy to warm and punchy with just the right amount of growl, the Classic T Antique is equally at home in a Nashville honky-tonk or on the Sunset Strip. Every Classic T pickup is hand-built, precisely wound (using our proprietary winding process), and features: plain enamel (neck) and a formvar wired (bridge), and specially formulated Alnico V magnets with vintage correct black fiber bottoms.

BODY FINISH - The Classic T 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 ensure that no instrument leaves our facility until it meets our demanding standards.

HARDWARE

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

BRIDGE - The Wilkinson compensated bridge with brass saddles was chosen for it’s superior tuning stability, sustain, and intonation performance while maintaining the classic look and vibe of a true vintage instrument.

 

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 T Pro

Orientation: Right-handed

Body Wood: Alder, 2-Piece

Input Jack: Electrosocket, Chrome

Top Color: Black

Bridge: Wilkinson 3-Saddle Classic T, Chrome

Hardware Color: Chrome Hardware

Pickguard: Parchment

PG Shape: Classic T Shape

Control Plate: Classic T, Chrome

Neck Wood: Maple

Paint Option: Satin Finish, Tint

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

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

Side & Face Dots: Black 

Wiring: Standard Wiring, SSCII

Pickup Selector: 3-Way Blade

Switch Tip: Plastic, Barrel T-Style, Black

Control 1: Volume, Chrome Knob

Control 2: Tone, Chrome Knob

Neck Pickup: Classic T, SSCII, Neck, Chrome

Bridge Pickup: Classic T, SSCII, Bridge, Black

Case: Deluxe Padded Gig Bag

String Gauge: .010 - .046

Tuning: E Standard