NAMM 2018: Suhr gets into the single-cut game with the Aura

NAMM 2018: Suhr is famed for its high-performance bolt-on designs, but to celebrate 20 years of making guitars, the company has announced the Aura single-cut.

The instrument will be limited to just 100 worldwide, and John Suhr will be personally involved in every guitar.

Full specs are yet to be unveiled, but the following will be included, says Suhr:

  • A deep-dish carve top
  • 24.625″ scale length
  • Frets that lay over the binding
  • A headstock that promotes strength and tuning stability
  • Ergonomic body contours
  • Easy upper fret access
  • A lightweight body that isn’t chambered or weight relieved

“I grew up playing this type of guitar,” says John. “It’s been a dream of mine to make the perfect version for me; one that eliminates the niggles that always personally bugged me.”

We're so excited, we included the Aura in our round-up of the best new guitars of NAMM 2018.

There’s no word on pricing yet, but the first Auras will be built in summer 2018 for a period of one year. Suhr has more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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