Suhr Classic S HSS Guitar, Black, Maple Fretboard, SSCII Silent Circuitry - JS1C5Q
Music Store Live is proud to present this Suhr Classic S in a hum-single-single configuration! Known for their high-end boutique hot-rodded guitars, the craftsmanship and playability of these guitars is unparalleled. John Suhr built his name and reputation, originally, when he was working with Fender. Now he's making some of the best interpretations of classic designs out there.
If you're looking for something that will be reminiscent of that Strat you had back in the day but want it to play and sound like it was put together with some of today's finest guitar builders... Well, you can stop your search right here! Unlike it's Classic Antique predecessor, this Classic skips the relic process to keep the guitar looking brand new and to keep a few extra bucks in your wallet while still giving you that vibe of a vintage hot-rodded, high-end, and boutique instrument.
The compound radius fretboard makes the playability effortless and stainless steel frets ensure that you can own this guitar for decades without having to worry about getting it re-fretted. The SSCII circuit keeps your single-coil sound intact while eliminating any unwanted hum that can happen when you solo a single-coil pickup. No batteries required; it's not an active system. Whether through wizardry or sheer genius, John Suhr has developed a way to passively remove the hum without impacting the true character of the single coil pickup as he continues to innovate and create valuable additions to an already time-tested, tried and true design.
This guitar can really do it all. It sounds great clean and really shines as you add a bit of dirt to the tone. It gives you a classic strat tone with the added 'oomph' of the humbucker in the bridge. This axe truly rocks!
When our customers asked for an instrument with all the tone and playability of our Classic Antique, without the antiquing – we listened. This Classic S 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.
The Classic features a Maple neck with your choice of Maple or Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The neck is tinted and finished with our satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.
The Classic S is equipped with our 60's Vintage Standard neck profile. Rolled edges and a 9″-12” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape.
Stainless steel frets offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Every Suhr receives a PLEK fret dress, ensuring the best possible string action, playability, and intonation.
The contoured heel of the Classic allows for easier access to the upper register. For optimum tone and stability, the neck joint must not be too tight or too loose, therefore all of our neck pockets are precisely fitted by hand, by expert craftsmen.
This is the standard vintage shape that many of us grew up with and has the addition of a contoured heel where the neck bolts on for easy access to all the frets.
Alder is one of the most popular guitar body woods of the 1960s and is favored by blues and rock players for its strong, clear, full-bodied sound, with beefy mids and excellent lows.
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.'
The SSCII is our proprietary silent single coil system. The SSCII is installed inside the body of the guitar and works with traditional single coil pickups. It reduces 60 cycle hum and has no impact on tone, no batteries to change – just transparent noise reduction.
The unique blend of locking tuners, a high-performance bridge, and our proprietary SSCII noise reduction system creates the perfect combination of vintage tones with modern performance.
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.
Equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.
Suhr V60LP single coils + SSV humbucker.
- Model: Classic S HSS
- Color: Black
- Body Wood: Alder
- Pickguard: Parchment
- Neck Wood: Maple - tinted satin finish
- Fretboard: Maple - tinted satin finish
- Neck Shape: 60's C Vintage Standard - .810" - .930" neck depth
- Fretboard Radius: 9" - 12" Compound
- Frets: 22x Stainless Steel Medium
- Nut: 1.650" TUSQ
- Neck and Middle Pickups: V60LP
- Bridge Pickup: SSV Humbucker
- Controls: 1x Volume, 2x Tone
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- SSCII Single-Coil Silent Circuitry
- Bridge: Gotoh 510 Tremolo
- Tuners: Suhr Locking
- Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
- Serial #: JS1C5Q
- Instrument Weight: 8.4 lbs.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Select Suhr dealer. This Classic S HSS is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.