IAN THORNLEY SIGNATURE GUITAR

Ian Thornley is best known as the lead singer and guitarist for multi-platinum selling hard rock outfits Big Wreck and Thornley. He has been using Suhr Classics, Standards and Ts for the last few years and, after playing the Classic JM prototype, he decided that it was the guitar he wanted to call his own.

Ian’s Signature Classic JM features a custom Ian Thornley “V” back neck, jumbo stainless frets, matching painted headstock, HSH pickup configuration, series/parallel switching on the pickups and your choice of tremolo or hardtail bridge.

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IMPECCABLE QUALITY, LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE

The Ian Thornley Signature guitar features a Roasted Maple neck with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The neck is finished with our satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.

SUHR MODERN

Neck Features

NECK PROFILE

THORNLEY V SHAPE (.840″-.930″)
A tweaked version of our Soft Medium V, the Thornley neck has a more pronounced V shape throughout the entire taper of the neck. The flat 16″ fingerboard radius adds a modern touch to a vintage feeling neck.

FRETS

JUMBO STAINLESS STEEL (.057″ x .110″)
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.

CONTOURED HEEL

The unique contoured cutaway and heel 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.

CLASSIC JM BODY SHAPE

The Classic JM features subtle, yet substantial tweaks to a classic body shape. The overall size and perimeter of the body has been tweaked and slightly downsized from the original version to create an instrument that feels incredibly comfortable, ergonomic, and familiar.

The optional TonePros TP6 tune-o-matic bridge is thoughtfully recessed into the body of the guitar to keep the same low profile feel as the 510 tremolo. It’s incredibly comfortable to play!

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Body Features

ROASTED ALDER BODY

Alder is one of the most popular guitar body woods of the 1960’s and is favored by blues and rock players for its strong, clear, full-bodied sound, with beefy mids and excellent lows.

COMFORTABLE BODY SHAPE

Great care is taken to ensure that the Classic JM is as ergonomic, balanced, and comfortable as possible. If you are used to playing our other body shapes, or other classic 25.5″ scale guitars, you will feel right at home with the Classic JM.

RECESSED TUNE-O-MATIC OPTION

The optional string through body TonePros TP6 tune-o-matic is recessed into the body to provide a comfortable low profile feel.

HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS

The versatile HSH pickup configuration is unleashed through a unique control layout that features a 5-way mega switch, and two series/parallel slider switches.

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Hardware & Electronic Features

GOTOH 510

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.

TONEPROS TP6 TUNE-O-MATIC

Built of solid steel with plated brass saddles, this string through body setup brings out a highly resonant, midrange focused tone. The TonePros TP6 features top adjust action via a hex wrench (no manipulation of the thumb wheels required), along with two locking hex screws to keep the bridge securely locked to the posts.

SUHR LOCKING TUNERS

Equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.

Every Thornley model has Ian’s signature laser engraved on the back of the headstock.

SSV HUMBUCKERS

  • SSV Neck Humbucker
  • V70 Middle Single Coil
  • SSH+ Bridge Humbucker

Positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way selector switch auto-split the humbuckers when combined with the middle pickup. Position 3 is both humbuckers.

SERIES/PARALLEL SWITCHES

Two low profile slider switches allow you to switch each humbucker independantly between series or parallel.

The auto-split positions on the 5-way (2 and 4) override the series/parallel switches to easily switch to the split coil combo tones.

UNIQUE CONTROL LAYOUT

Countless hours were spent tweaking and fine tuning the control placement for Ian’s guitar so that switching through the advanced pickup options are as comfortable, quick, and natural feeling as possible.

AVAILABLE FINISHES

SPECIFICATIONS

Street Price:$3,495
SKU:Vintage Yellow (510 Bridge)
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Seafoam Grean (TonePros Bridge)
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BODY
Body Shape:Classic JM
Body Finish:Gloss
Body Wood:Roasted Alder
Pickguard:Aged Green 3-Ply
NECK
Neck Wood:Roasted Maple
Neck Finish:Satin
Fingerboard Wood:Indian Rosewood
Neck Back Shape:THORNLEY V SHAPE .840"-.920"
Fingerboard Radius:16"
Frets:Jumbo Stainless Steel (.057"x.110")
Nut:1.650" Tusq
Headstock:Laser Engraved Ian Thornley Signature
ELECTRONICS
Bridge Pickup:SSH+ (Parchment)
Middle PickupV70 (Parchment)
Neck Pickup:SSV(Parchment)
2x Slider Switches:Series/Parallel For Each Pickup. (Towards The Neck = Parallel, Towards The Bridge = Series)
Other:5-way Position 3 = Both Hums
HARDWARE
Tuning Machines:Suhr Locking
Bridge:Gotoh 510 with steel block or recessed TonePros TP6 tune-o-matic.
Color:Chrome

WHERE TO BUY

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CUSTOM GUITARS

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