Suhr Standard Pro S1 Alder 3 Tone Burst
The Suhr Throwback Standard Pro Guitar is a great value for someone looking for the very best craftsmanship and quality they can find at this price level. The Standard is a sleek take on the classic Stratocaster design. The body is slightly downsized when compared to a strat. It has a sharper radius on the edges and slightly longer horns to give it a modern, yet classy look.
About the Pro Series (read this): So what is the difference between a Suhr Custom Standard and a Standard Pro? Nothing! Absolutely nothing. The Pro is a fixed spec guitar with only a few finishes to choose from. It just so happens that the available finishes are the most popular ones. With Suhr Custom guitars, you can practically customize every spec of your guitar. The Pro guitars use the most common specs requested by players, allowing the EXACT same quality as a Custom, but at a better price. If you're looking to get a Suhr Standard and like the color and specs you see here, then going with a Custom will not benefit you in any way. The same people who build and setup the $10,000 customs are the exact same people that built and setup this guitar.
These guitars are light, toneful and perfectly balanced. Utilizing either an Alder or Swamp Ash (see specs below) body, traditional and familiar tones can be achieved that produce smooth sounds without any harsh overtones. The finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection and beauty, while the thinnest possible coats of finish are applied to allow the wood to resonate freely and still provide ample protection.
The Standard Pro is equipped with Suhr's much loved Even C Slim profile. Rolled edges and a 10-14" compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape. The quartersawn Maple neck is finished in satin acrylic urethane, which provides protection from moisture and smooth playing. Each Standard Pro S also includes heavy stainless steel frets and by using the PLEK process on each instrument, it guarantees the best possible string action, optimized playability and eliminates intonation problems plagued by many guitars.
Body Finish: Gloss
Neck: Quartersawn Maple w/ Rosewood Fingerboard
Radius: 10" - 14"
Neck Shape: Even C Slim, .800 - .880
Nut: 1.650", Tusq
Frets: 22 Frets, Stainless Steel, Heavy
Bridge: Gotoh 510, steel block
Gears: Suhr Locking Tuners, 18:1 ratio
Pickguard: 3 ply Parchment
Electronics: Standard Wiring, 5-Way Switch, Volume, Tone, SSCII
Input Jack: Side Jack
Neck Pickup: Suhr ML Standard Single-Coil
Middle Pickup: Suhr ML Standard Single-Coil
Bridge Pickup: Suhr SSH+ Humbucker
String Gauge: .010 - .046
Accessories: Deluxe Gigbag Included (hardshell case optional)
About the pickups in this guitar:
The bridge position features the SSH+ Humbucker. A true high output humbucker, the SSH+ covers a broad musical base with musicality, punch, authority, and tone. The pickup exhibits excellent harmonic content, lots of midrange and a focused low end. Well suited for classic rock or metal. Magnet: Alnico V, DC Resistance: ~ 17KΩ, Hook Up Wire: 4-Conductor
For the neck and middle pickups, Suhr chose the ML's for each position. The ML (Mike Landau) pickups offer a balance of tight lows, focused midrange and smooth top-end sparkle. ML pickups incorporate a modified staggered pole piece design to provide a even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radiuses and today’s string gauges. Magnet: Alnico V, DC Resistance: 6.5KΩ (neck) and 6.5KΩ (middle), Hook Up Wire: Braided Cloth