We could not be more excited for our first Suhr Mateus Asato Signature S. This guitar is everything we expected and more. Suhr was one of the first few companies to adopt Roasted Maple and make it part of their lineup. The neck on the Mateus Signature also features the Roasted Maple and is perfectly comfortable and smooth. You could slide up from the nut all the way to highest frets with no resistance, and Suhr’s custom contour by the neck plate make those higher frets even more accessible. They top it off with Stainless Steel frets and Suhr locking tuners – this is a player that will last forever.
As for the body, Suhr used Alder and finished it with a Nitro Lacquer in Shell Pink along with some aging to make it look and feel a little more broken in. Finally, this guitar features a Custom Humbucker in the bridge and two ML Single Coils in the neck and middle positions making it incredibly versatile with a huge amount of tonal options.
In 2013 Mateus Asato received his first Suhr Classic Antique. Little did we know at the time, he would go on to become one of the most inspirational and in-demand guitar players in the world today. He has performed with artists such as Tori Kelly and Jesse J, just to name a few.
This Mateus Asato Signature Series is the Antiqued Shell Pink finish. Both models feature our Even C Medium neck profile, which is carved from silky-smooth satin finished Roasted Maple. The Indian Rosewood fingerboard features our 9″-12″ compound radius and is appointed with 22 stainless steel heavy frets. A Gotoh 510 tremolo, ML single-coils, and Custom Alnico humbucker complete the specs. Each guitar comes with a special laser-engraved neck plate, Mateus’ signature on the back of the headstock, and is delivered in a classy black tolex hardshell case.