SUHR CLASSIC ANTIQUE
FINISH OVER FINISH

LIMITED EDITION

The Classic Antique Finish Over Finish Limited Edition was inspired by the sought after well-weathered paint jobs found on vintage instruments of an era gone by.

According to popular belief, there are two opinions of how these finishes actually originated. The first idea is that a solid color was applied to conceal a finish that was either damaged or flawed during the production process. The second is that since sunburst was standard on instruments made during that era, the factory would apply a secondary top coat to the original finish whenever a customer requested a custom color.

Each Classic Antique Finish Over Finish is accurately painted to recreate these unique finishes by applying a solid thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish over a 3-tone burst, and then carefully aged to expose the two distinct finishes.

Limited to only 200 instruments worldwide, the Classic Antique Finish Over Finish is available with a Rosewood fingerboard, in an H/S/S or S/S/S pickup configuration, and five nitrocellulose lacquer finishes; Black, Candy Apple Red, Fiesta Orange, Olympic White and Surf Green.

SUHR MODERN

IMPECCABLE QUALITY, LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE

The Classic Antique Finish Over Finish features a Maple neck an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The neck is tinted and finished in nitro-cellulose lacquer, giving it an authentic vintage look and feel.

SUHR MODERN

Neck Features

NECK PROFILE

EVEN C MEDIUM (.840″-.920″)
The Classic Antique is equipped with our Even C Medium profile. Rolled edges and a 9″-12” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape.

FRETS

MEDIUM STAINLESS STEEL (.055″ x .090″)
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 contoured heel of the Classic Antique 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 BODY SHAPE

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. The Classic Antique features a lightly aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

SUHR MODERN

Body Features

TONE WOODS

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.

BODY FINISH

Finished in an extremely thin nitro-cellulose lacquer that features natural checking and light aging.

SSCII Equipped

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.

HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS

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.

SUHR MODERN

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.

HSS or SSS PICKUP CONFIGS

Available in two configurations: SSS with ML single coil pickups, or HSS with an SSV humbucker in the bridge position.The ML (Mike Landau) Standard single-coil pickup is overwound for more output and sustain and features our proprietary modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field.

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.

AVAILABLE FINISHES

SPECIFICATIONS

Street Price:$2,845
SKU:01-CLA
BODY
Body Shape:Classic
Body Wood:Alder
Body Finish:Nitro-cellulose Lacquer
Aging Level:Finish Over Finish
Pickguard:Parchment 3-Ply
NECK
Neck Wood:Extra Tinted Maple
Fingerboard Wood:Indian Rosewood
Neck Back Shape:Even C Medium .840"-.920"
Fingerboard Radius:9"-12" Compound
Frets:Medium Stainless Steel (.055"x.090")
Nut:1.650" Tusq
Neck Finish: Nitro-cellulose Lacquer
Aging Level:Light
ELECTRONICS
Bridge Pickup:V60LP or SSV Humbucker (black)
Middle Pickup:V60LP
Neck Pickup:V60LP
SSCII:Equipped
HARDWARE
Tuning Machines:Suhr Locking
Bridge:Gotoh 510 with steel block
Color:Chrome

WHERE TO BUY

Find your nearest authorized Suhr dealer.
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CUSTOM GUITARS

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

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