Suhr unveils 80s Shred model - mad paintjobs!

20th Jun 2012 | 13:37

Suhr unveils 80s Shred model - mad paintjobs!
Introduction

High-end guitar manufacturer Suhr has unveiled a new custom model, the 80s Shred, inspired by the brightly coloured, speed-obsessed axes of its namesake decade. An extremely limited run, the company is making just 100 - 50 of each of the two designs.

Suhr unveils 80s Shred model - mad paintjobs!
Body

The 80s Shred is based on Suhr's Modern body-shape, with the addition of a Gotoh Floyd Rose lock tremolo bridge and two high-output Doug Aldrich humbuckers (the Whitesnake guitarist's Suhr-made signature pickups).

Suhr unveils 80s Shred model - mad paintjobs!
Fretboard options

The standard fretboard on the 80s Shred is made from ebony, mounted on a maple neck. A scalloped option will also be available for truly unrepentant shred-heads.

Suhr unveils 80s Shred model - mad paintjobs!
Headstock

There's also the small matter of a reverse headstock - Suhr says it's part of the guitar's "aggressive styling". And also that "black eyeliner and big hair" are recommended.

Suhr unveils 80s Shred model - mad paintjobs!
Paint jobs

It’s not just the tech specs that have gone spandex though, the two paintjob options (Tiger and Neon Drip) are unashamedly mousse-friendly.

Suhr unveils 80s Shred model - mad paintjobs!
Matching Riot pedals

Each guitar also comes with a Suhr Riot distortion pedal, painted and antiqued to match its partner guitar - just in case those high-output humbuckers aren't providing enough squeal.

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