Suhr Pete Thorn SS Standard (2017)


Pete Thorn is prolific sideman based in LA with a resume that includes stints with Chris Cornell, Don Henley, and Melissa Etheridge. He's also become a trustworthy source for all things gear related on his extremely popular YouTube page. When Pete and Suhr team up for a signature model, you know it's going to be great and indeed it is! 

This Thorn SS Standard feels incredibly nimble and slinky in-hand. The flawless build quality, setup, and playability that Suhr is known for are certainly on display here. One of the highlights is the satin-finished "Even C Slim" neck carve. Somewhat like a 60s Fender Strat, this Thorn Standard will feel immediately familiar to folks who are Fender players. This vintage-leaning feel is a great juxtaposition to the more modern leaning stylings and features this guitar sports. 

Plugged in, the SS Standard is quite versatile and would be right at home on any pop/rock gig (though its certainly capable of much more). Glassy Strat tones through screaming overdriven tones are achievable with ease. It should be noted that the original owner installed a set of Suhr Doug Aldrich humbuckers though the original Thorn humbuckers are in the case (win/win!). These are higher-output pickups that retain a gorgeous articulation and top end and never dip into muddy territory. You can certainly dial back the gain on your amp to get muscular clean or edge of breakup tones. 

Condition: Near mint. No issues, just tough to call a black guitar mint as you can see light surface swirls when looking closely. This is about as close to new as you can get! 

killer "Super Strat" worthy of consideration for anyone who appreciates what modern guitars have to offer! Priced with original hardshell case and original Thorn humbuckers. 


Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Genuine Mahogany Body
  • Maple Top
  • Black Finish Top
  • Cherry Finish Body
  • Scraped Binding
  • Genuine Mahogany Neck
  • Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 10"-14" Radius
  • Even C Slim Neck Carve .80 - .88"
  • Original Headstock
  • 22 SS Medium Frets
  • MoP Logo
  • MoP Dots/Side Dots
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Thornbucker Pickups
  • Push/Pull Parallel Bridge PIckup
  • 5-Way Pickup Selector

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