The Classic Antique now includes: Suhr's innovative SSCII (Silent Single-Coil) hum cancelling system, a vintage tinted nitrocellulose neck with stainless steel frets which were previously not offered.
Players have asked Suhr for an instrument that has a vintage look and feel, without sacrificing playability and tone. Enter the Classic Antique™. They designed this guitar to ensure it preserves the spirit of a vintage instrument while performing like a Suhr. Impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail ensure that every neck pocket is tight, every fret is perfectly dressed, and that every instrument is ready for peak performance before leaving their facility.
The nitro-cellulose lacquer finish and Suhr's proprietary antiquing process make each Classic Antique™ feel like it has been loved for years.
Alder is 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 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.
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 while Indian Rosewood fretboard adds a nice touch of warmth to the overall tone.
Each Classic Antique 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 Quarter sawn Maple neck is tinted, then finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. This provides the traditional feel of a vintage instrument as well as moisture protection.
Every Classic Antique 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.
Suhr's proprietary SSC II passive 60-cycle hum reduction system has no impact on tone, there are no batteries to change - just transparent noise reduction.
The ML (Mike Landau) Standard single-coil pickup is overwound for more output and sustain. The ML Standard features our proprietary modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges. The SSV humbucker 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.
The Classic Antique features a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Suhr's 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. Suhr's state of the art equipment, experienced staff, and uncompromising quality control ensures that no instrument leaves our facility until it meets their demanding standards.
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 tremolo block is designed to allow the strings to contact the saddle without touching the block as it passes through, which increases sustain and tuning stability.
2-Ppece Alder body
Antiqued nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Quartersawn Maple neck
Indian Rosewood freboard
Even C Medium neck shape
Compound 9”-12” radius
22 medium stainless steel
1.650" nut width
Dot position markers
SSV humbucking pickup (bridge)
ML Standard single-coil pickups (neck and middle)
SSCII (Silent Single-Coil) noise canceling system
5-Way, Volume, Tone, Tone
Gotoh 510, 2 Post, Bent Saddle bridge
Chrome plated hardware
Suhr Locking tuners
3-Ply parchment pickguard knobs and switch tip
Deluxe padded gig bag included
We are happy to announce that we accept Mastercard and Visa! We also accept bank checks, money orders, Paypal, wire transfers and personal checks. (Personal checks must clear prior to shipping.)
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