One of the hottest new players on the scene is Brazilian wonderkid Mateus Asato. Gaining fame for his slick improv and viral YouTube videos, Mateus is now a fully-fledged Suhr signature artist! Recently hitting the stage with Jessie J, Mateus is one of the most fluid and smooth players around!
The Mateus Asato Classic Antique features all the vintage elements we love but back it up with super stable and reliable modern-day benefits. The classic Alder Strat body is finished in a Shell Pink thin lacquer and then subject to Suhr's own antiquing process, subtly and authentically antiqued it features natural checking and light ageing. The ultra-thin nitro will wear naturally to allow each guitar to develop its own roadworn look. Complete with a signature Mateus neck plate, this is one super cool guitar!
The roasted Maple neck features a slick satin finish for a smooth, slick feel. With an even C shape profile, rolled frets, a 9-12'' radius and an Indian Rosewood fingerboard this a substantial but real comfortable guitar.
Benefitting from 2 Mike Landau Standard single coil pickups it replicates those famous Strat tones, rich, punchy and ready to growl. The ML Standard pickups are overwound for increased sustain and a higher output. With a Suhr Custom humbucker at the bridge you get even greater tonal variation. The Classic Antique is versatile and adaptable and boosted by the Suhr SSCII, a completely transparent noise reduction system. Installed inside the body, it reduces 60 cycle hum and has no effect on tone, it just helps keep those crystal clear tones ringing!