Suhr Classic
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Hatsubai 19/05/2011

Suhr Classic : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Suhr's take on a strat"
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The Suhr Classic is a purely vintage style guitar with a few modern twists to it. Given that the normal Classics are custom shop guitar, there are tons of options to choose from. The one I played had an alder body, a maple neck and fretboard, 22 stainless steel frets, a vintage six point trem, SSS configuration, one volume, two tones and a five way switch.

UTILIZATION

These guitars are put together so nicely that it's almost unbelievable that companies like Fender can stay in business. The fretwork on these guitars is scary good. The stainless steel frets mean that you never have to worry about your frets wearing out or getting dull like nickel does. The frets are also PLEK'd which means that a machine leveled them. This allows you to get super low action on this guitar without worrying about fretting out like so many other old school strat-style guitars.

SOUNDS

The pickups in these are purely vintage spec with a slight modern twist. For one, this had the special backing plate option which meant there was no hum at all. That is a huge improvement from the strats of yesteryear. They pickups all sound super clear and woody sounding. The vintage feel is there, but they also respond to the volume and tone knobs like crazy. There's just something about these that makes me want to play all day long.

OVERALL OPINION

Given that the Classic I played was a custom guitar, it cost a good bit of money. However, I feel it was worth it since the guitar totally destroyed any Fender I've ever played. The pickups were super clear and silent, the neck felt broken in, it had stainless steel frets and I was able to get the action I wanted without compromising the ability to bend to certain notes.