Suhr Classic

Suhr Classic, SeaFoam Green, 2005

I'm pleased to offer for sale another terrific Suhr Classic. This guitar sports an Alder body with a killer SeaFoam green finish. The neck is one-piece Maple, with Suhr's "'56 Big-V" profile (0.880-.960) - a nice solid V feel without being too big or fat. Fretboard radius runs from 10 to 14", nut to end of fretboard. Width at the nut is 1.687".

All hardware is chrome finished. The guitar is equipped with the Suhr standard tremolo (steel block), and the tremolo arm is the "push-in" type - in other words, a friction fit, not a screw-in bar. I greatly prefer this type of tremolo arm, and this one fits snugly and tightly into the tremolo plate, for a very solid and extremely responsive feel. Tuners are Sperzel locking. The pickups are "JST V60's Single Coil LP" in all three positions, with a single volume control, two tone controls (neck/middle and bridge) and one 5-way switch. Other appointments include a single-ply white pickguard, Tusq nut, 6105 stainless steel frets that have been set up using the "Plek" CNC fret-dress process (http://www.plek.com).

This is a beautiful Suhr Classic - the chrome hardware looks clean and crisp against the SeaFoam green, and the stainless steel frets shine brightly on that Maple board. I view this guitar as having a very interesting, almost hybrid feature set - classic details like a nice, substantial neck with a noticeable but comfortable V, and the classic Strat-like styling, with more modern features like the Plek'd stainless steel frets, the rock-solid Suhr trem, and the Sperzel tuners. While the guitar is in mint/collector condition, it's a terrific player, too.

This guitar was recently traded in against my personal Baker B1 '59, by a customer who originally purchased this Suhr brand new, along with another one at the same time. It is hardly played. It sounds fantastic. Current retail on this guitar as appointed would be $2,830. Includes original hardshell case, case candy, tools, trem bar and original dealer spec sheet.

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