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Like a good many electric players, we love Stratocasters. Don't get us wrong, Tele's are amazing too, but there's something about Leo Fender's "improved Tele" design that we're hopelessly in love with. One scan of the guitar player horizon reveals that many of the greatest players of all-time were, you guessed it, Strat players - Michael Landau being one (more on that in a minute). But you already knew that, right? 

Given our love of all things Strat, we love vintage-style and modern-style versions. This Suhr Classic Antique leans towards the slightly modern side, but not as far as other models in the Suhr lineup. Modern appointments include a 9-12" compound radius, a Gotoh 2-point trem, 22 frets, Suhr locking tuners, and a roasted maple neck. 

Acoustically, this guitar is really loud and resonant. You can feel the entire neck vibrating with each strum, and the overall feel is slinky and snappy. Deluxe is always the term that comes to mind with any Suhr we sit down with - guitars just don't get much easier to play.

A real highlight here are the Suhr Michael Landau pickups. Given Michael's incredible playing, tone, and resume, and Suhr's reputation for building fine instruments, this is certainly no surprise. Where we started to notice their influence was with positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way switch. These positions can get a little dark and wooly depending on the guitar/pickups, but the Landau pickups remain clear and balanced in all positions. They also handle overdrive incredibly well. Tele-like sparkle and bite that never succumbs to mush when hitting them with fuzz or heavier overdrive settings. Very, very cool. 

Condition: Like-new (it's a relic). 

As you can tell, we're sold. This is a killer Strat no matter which side of the fence you fall on, vintage or modern. Priced with hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Alder Body
  • Roasted Maple Neck
  • Indian rosewood board
  • Even C Medium .840-.920
  • 9-12" Radius
  • 22 Jumbo (Heavy) frets
  • Gotoh 510 2 Post Trem
  • Suhr Locking Tuners
  • Aged Green 3-ply guard
  • V, T, T - 5 way
  • JST ML Single Coils (no silent system)
  • Deluxe padded gig bag
  • .010-.046
  • 7lbs 9oz

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