Suhr Classic vs Suhr Classic Pro Series?

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  1. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    I've heard that the only difference in these two is that you won't get a Pro Series custom made. So, as far as I've understood, you will get as good gear getting a Pro Series as the Classic, just without your exact specs? And, is it the same quality and build etc? :huh

    Like this one for instance, got everything I need.
    Locking tuners, ML Suhr PU's, nice sonic blue color etc.

    • Sonic Blue Finish
    • Alder Body
    • 1-Piece Maple Neck
    • 60's "C" Standard .810-.930" Neck Shape
    • 1.650" Nut Width
    • 9"-12" Compound Fretboard Radius
    • 22 Heavy Nickel Frets
    • ML Single Coil Pickups
    • 510 Gotoh Bent Saddles Bridge
    • 1 Volume and 2 Tone Controls
    • 5-Way Pickup Switch
    • 3-Ply Parchment Pickguard
    • Sperzel Locking Tuners
    • Chrome Hardware

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suhr-Pro-Series-C2-Classic-Electric-Guitar-Sonic-Blue-/190640528157?pt=Guitar&hash=item2c630f9b1d
     
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  2. jcv

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    like you said, the only thing you lose with the pro series is you don't get to spec out the guitar yourself. I have a pro s2 that I love. Luckily for me it has the exact specs i would have chosen if I custom ordered. Oh yeah, there's one other difference: if you like the specs on the pro series you'll save money!
     
  3. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    Thanks, exaclty like I thought. And the one above has the specs I want... What am I waiting for?? :)
     
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    Also, aren't the Pro'Series painted with a matte, non-glossy finish? I saw a used one that was like that. Non a big deal to me though.
     
  5. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    No not anymore
    Except for the HSH route under the pick guard there is no difference between the 2 except no options on the Pro Classic. Same builders same woods just less paperwork, tracking and greatly reduced customer service time walking thru the order process.
     
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    DrGonzo Gold Supporting Member

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    I absolutely love my Pro C1. It came with all of the options I would have wanted anyway, even stainless frets. It's the best strat I have ever played and I've owned plenty of Fender CS stuff.
     
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    Black Pro Classic w/maple neck. Done.
     
  8. DrGonzo

    DrGonzo Gold Supporting Member

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    Close, you just have it reversed. White with rosewood (mine):

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    :)
     
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    I've never seen one like that. I've had mine since '06 (ish) and it has a beautiful finish:

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    Mine just arrived this morning. I got it as a feeler to help me hone the specs of a custom Suhr order, but it's so good I might just keep it! :D

    Does anyone know if you can get aged mint pickguards/knobs/covers etc for the C1s?

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  11. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    Damn, that guitar looks amazing. Congrats!
    You can't go wrong with White Strats/Suhrs /w rosewood fretboard.

    What pickups are those?
     
  12. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes we have them but I think it is more correct with the parchment :munch

     
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    Here's Mint Green with Parchment knobs/covers - also a great look, but the parchment PG IMO has a edge on a cleaner guitar. Its close though.

    I have a parchment guard standing by but have my doubts its going on this one. :-D

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    Forgive the dark pic - new camera - getting used to it.
     
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  14. AndrewC

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    It was this (sold) C1 that had me drooling. I've ordered a mint green pickguard and cover from Shon. Gonna try it with aged white knobs/covers - I used to like that look on my CS Jeff Beck Strat... :)

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    Just the stock MLs. They sound very Hendrix-y through my Badger 18. I think I might go for the ML Classics next to hopefully get me closer to a Knopfler tone.
     
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    Ok. Stock ML = ML Standard?

    Do you think the Classics sound better?
     
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    I haven't heard them, but I think the Classics are less hot which might be better for a Knopfler sound. The Standards are perfect for Hendrix/SRV/Gilmour tones though so it depends what you're going for.
     
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    Just swapped out the stock white pickguard and knobs for mint green and aged white. I love this look. :D

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    Do Pros go with SSC/SSCII system?
    If not, some of the charm is lost, if yes, some of key points to go Classic route is lost.
    Looks like win-win.
     
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    I've seen some with the BP-SSC option. I don't know if they can have the SSC though?
     
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    If I'm remembering correctly you could order a Pro with teh BP-SSC factory installed as an option - it doesn't seem like many of them had the option that I ever saw in a dealer's stock.

    You never know but I would suspect that since the BP-SSC is discontinued that you would not be able to get the SSCII as a factory option on a Pro; they would probably hold that to be a Custom option. However, I believe John has said that he hoped to eventually offer the SSCII as a retrofit so once it is available then you could probably ship a Pro you already own back to the factory for a retrofit.
     

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