Suhr Guitars

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About Suhr Guitars

Suhr guitars is a boutique custom guitar brand from California. Headed up by John Suhr, the company makes modified versions of classic Californian electric guitars alongside a few designs of their own. Quality is paramount to Suhr: their instruments build upon traditional design and improve them to make some of the finest electric guitars and basses available anywhere. These guitars have been seen in the hands of some of the most famous players on the planet.

The company also make their own pickups: these hand-wound units are popular as an aftermarket upgrade and some other boutique guitar builders even use them in their own creations, such is the quality of these units.

In addition to these, Suhr make high quality valve amplifiers and boutique effects units. Several of their pedal designs have been deemed instant classics whilst their amps are finding great success with tone connoisseurs and gigging pros across the world.

Frequently Asked Questions about Suhr Guitars

Indeed it is! John Suhr was, a long time ago, part of the Pensa-Suhr custom brand of guitars famously played by Mark Knopfler. John has also worked at Fender's Custom Shop. Suhr guitars offer their own version of the famous Mark Knopfler guitar.
Suhr's Riot Distortion is their most popular drive pedal. It has recently been given a sister model in the Riot Reloaded pedal, which is proving extremely popular too. It has 30% more gain than the original Riot pedal which had tons to begin with already!
Yes they do! Suhr are one of the most accommodating boutique guitar brands for lefties: you can order pretty much any of their designs in left handed form. We keep scores of them in stock so that left handed players can have access to the best guitars too.
Suhr NAMM Select guitars are instruments made by John Suhr himself to specs he would choose for his own personal guitars. The woods, hardware, specs and finishes are all carefully picked by John to represent what he loves in guitars and guitar building. These are, naturally, extremely limited edition guitars. They are the centrepiece of any collection and are considered by many to be the high watermark of custom guitar making.
Every amp that Suhr make is hand-wired. All wiring and building is carried out in California.