Up for sale, a 2016 Suhr Custom Classic S electric guitar in near mint condition and in perfect working order, featuring a Fiesta Orange gloss finish and complete with the original hardshell case. Custom ordered to match Scott Henderson specifications before Suhr officially released the Henderson model, this guitar boasts traditional tonewood construction including a two-piece roasted alder body, roasted maple neck, and Indian rosewood fingerboard.
Suhr bears the name of its creator, John Suhr, who has 45 years of guitar building experience, including leading Fender's Custom Shop as a Senior Master Builder. Bringing his wealth of experience to his own brand beginning in 1997, the Suhr Custom Classic S takes the traditional Stratocaster platform and seamlessly blends both vintage and modern features for the ultimate in performance and playability.
This Custom Classic S has a traditional pickup configuration with a trio of V60LP pickups, faithfully recreating the classic single coil sounds of Fender's golden age. These pickups use Alnico V magnets with a modified staggered pole piece design, providing an even magnetic field engineered to accommodate instruments with a flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges. These pickups achieve clear bell-like highs, warm and punchy mids, and big yet firm lows, with a proprietary winding process that replicates the handwound pattern of Fender's black bobbin "Pre-CBS" single coils. This winding pattern yields a natural roll off on the top end, imparting sweeter and rounder highs. Weighing 7lbs 14oz, this Suhr balances well on a strap and has a very resonant and full sounding natural voice. We've had this Suhr dialed in to perfection here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The one-piece roasted maple neck has a slender rounded D shaped profile with good shoulder and rolled fretboard edges, measuring .800" deep at the 1st fret and .880" at the 12th. The 22 fret slab rosewood fretboard is a thick cut, fitted with original pristine jumbo nickel frets. The guitar conforms to traditional Fender spec with a 25 1/2" scale length and 1 5/8" nut width, while the modern 16" fretboard radius ensures easy bending and clear, sustaining notes all the way up the fretboard. The headstock is fitted with chrome Suhr-branded 18:1 gear ratio locking tuners which work flawlessly.
On the body, the electronics all work as intended, with a five way blade selector switch, Master Volume, neck and middle Tone control, and bridge Tone control for the trio of stock single coils. The plastic parts are like-new, while the aged green mint pickguard shows just a hint of pick scuffing on the treble side of the pickups. The vibrato is the original Fender-branded unit, currently setup with three springs and including the vibrato arm, actuating easily for surfy dives and flutters. The gloss nitro Fiesta Orange finish has barely a scratch on it, and the neck sports a pristine smooth satin finish.
The original hardshell case and factory build sheet are included.