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Instruments currently produced in Lake Elsinore, CA since 1997.
Luthier John Suhr began building his own instruments during the late 1970s while he was playing in various bands. In the early 1980s, Suhr went to work for Rudy Pensa and Rudy's Music Shop in New York City, where they collaborated to create the Pensa-Suhr line of guitars. While at Pensa, Suhr gained notoriety for building guitars for numerous guitar players including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, and Peter Frampton among others. In 1991, Suhr turned his attention to tube guitar amplifiers and moved to California to work with Robert Bradshaw where they designed several tube preamps. In 1994, Suhr went back to guitars and became the Senior Master Builder in Fender's Custom Shop. After building custom guitars and working in R&D at Fender, Suhr opened his own shop in 1997 called Suhr Guitars. Suhr partnered with CNC expert Steve Smith where they had complete control over guitar construction. In the following years, many of Suhr's friends and colleagues from Fender came to work in Suhr's shop where they currently build around 150 instruments each month. Suhr also builds basses, guitar amplifiers, pickups, and effects. For more information, visit Suhr's website or contact them directly.

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