Suhr Standard Pete Thorn Black Electric #JS8K5W - Used  From John Suhr

The Pete Thorn Signature Model guitar is based off a custom spec Suhr Standard model that Pete has used extensively in the studio and on tour for the last two years.

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What We Think

Condition: Used, Excellent

This really is one of those completely understated, yet simultaneously elegant instruments. Opening the case for the first time will make even the hardest to please gasp, and that's well before even hearing the first note. I was shocked at the clarity of this instrument; every note on every chord, no matter how complex the voicing, rings out incredibly clear and true. The Thornbuckers only help accentuate this and you end up with an incredibly versatile, incredible stunning guitar.

I think Suhr has knocked it out of the park with the Pete Thorn Signature Standard. Don't delay!

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Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

While prolific guitar sideman Pete Thorn may refer to himself as a “guitar nerd” – his resume proves he’s anything but. His effortless, dynamic playing have landed him onstage alongside such legendary artists as Don Henley, Chris Cornell and Melissa Etheridge among others — and his debut solo CD Guitar Nerd garnered critical praise and landed on CD Baby’stop selling albums list.

Pete has been a Suhr artist for over 10 years, and has previously partnered with Suhr to design and produce his signature PT100 amplifier and Thornbucker pickups. Now, we are debuting his Signature guitar at NAMM 2017. The guitar is based off of a custom spec Suhr Standard model that Pete has used extensively in the studio and on tour for the last two years. It’s equipped with Thornbucker pickups (with pickup rings, a first for Suhr) and a super comfortable and fast Even C Slim neck. This guitar is designed to be a sleek, versatile tone machine with a stunning yet understated look look that exudes class and rock and roll attitude.

The Pete Thorn Signature guitar features a Mahogany neck with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The neck is finished with our satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.

A sleek take on the Classic design. The body is slightly downsized when compared to a Classic. It has a sharper radius on the edges and slightly longer horns to give it a modern, yet classy look.

The versatile HH pickup configuration features a 5-way mega switch, two Thornbucker pickups, a push/pull for parallel bridge, and a 510 tremolo.

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 block increases sustain and tuning stability.

Thornbucker pickups are born out of a desire to give guitarists a humbucking pickup set that has all of the best attributes of the coveted 50’s PAF pickups… with none of the downsides. Pete’s signature guitar is equipped with a Thornbucker neck and Thornbucker+ bridge pickup.

Equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.

Every Pete Thorn model has his signature laser engraved on the back of the headstock.

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: Pete Thorn SS Standard

Serial: JS58K5W

Year: 2018

Weight: 7.7 lbs

BODY

Body Wood: Genuine Mahogany, 2-Piece

Body Top Wood: Plain Maple, 2-Piece, 3/16"

Body Countours: Arm, Hand, & Tummy

Body Binding: Scraped Binding

Chambering: Chambered

Sound Hole: None

Body Top Color: Black

Body Color: Cherry

Body Finish / Aging: Gloss

Body Inlay: None

Input Jack: Side Jack, Chrome

Bridge: Wilkinson WVS 130, 2P-LS-SB, Chrome

Bridge Recess: None

Strap Button / Screw Color: Chrome

Electronics Mount: Rear Route

Control Plate: N/A

Pickguard: None

Tremolo Cavity Cover: Standard, Black Satin

Control Cavity Cover: Black Satin

NECK

Neck Wood: Genuine Mahogany

Neck Color: Cherry

Neck Finish: Satin

Neck Tint / Aging: None

Neck Back Shape: Even C Slim .800- .880

Neck Binding: None

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius / Roll: 10" - 14" Standard Roll

Fingerboard Scalloping: None

Frets: 22, Stainless Steel, Jumbo

Side Dots: Mother of Pearl

Fingerboard Inlay: Face Dots, Mother of Pearl

12th Fret Inlay: None

Headstock: Original

Headstock Top Wood: None

Headstock Color: Black

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Nut: 1.650", Tusq, White

Logo: Inlay, Mother of Pearl

Tuning Gears: Suhr Locking, Chrome

ELECTRONICS / SETUP

Neck Pickup: Thornbucker, Neck, Raw Nickel

Middle Pickup: None

Bridge Pickup: Thornbucker Plus, Bridge, Raw Nickel

Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade, Black

Optional Electronics: None

Controls: Volume, Tone

Knobs: Chrome

Case: Hardshell Case, Black