Ride the Lightning

Attention, rare guitar lovers! Wildwood has managed to procure an incredible prototype from our friends at Suhr! John Suhr and his team of mad geniuses have put this guitar's finish through something called the Lichtenberg Process. That basically means that they coated the body in an electrically-conductive solution, attached two probes to the wood, and then zapped the it with thousands of volts of electricity. Then, the electricity burned beautiful fractal patterns that look like lightning bolts into the top of the guitar! Obviously, this is the most rock and roll method of applying finish, but it also elevates this guitar into a piece of art. The Lichtenberg Process is quite random--after all, who can predict what electricity will do?--yet they have managed to find the beauty in the chaos and package it into a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping final product. Suhr has literally managed to catch lightning in a bottle with this prototype, and we are proud to showcase the fruits of their labor for our exceptional customers.

Tonal Evaluation

Oh, and did we mention that it sounds amazing, too? This guitar is made out of Khaya, which has the depth, warmth, and quick response time of mahogany but with more bite to the midrange and a bell-like presence in the high end. The neck pickup does Hendrix sounds all day long, the middle pickup has just the right amount of snap and spank for just about any rhythm part,, and the bridge humbucker is filled to the brim with beefy, punchy rock tones. It also plays like a dream! This guitar looks like a piece of art, but it sounds good enough to impress even the pickiest guitar aficionado.


Brand Suhr
Finish ColorTrans Red with Lichtenberg Process
Weight7.82 lbs
Body WoodKhaya
Neck WoodKhaya
Neck ShapeModern Elliptical
Neck Dimensions.820 1st - .860 12th
FingerboardPau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius10-14 Compound"
Frets24 Jumbo Stainless Steel
Width at Nut1.650"
Nut MaterialTusq
PickupsV60LP Neck and Middle, SSH Plus Bridge
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-Way Switch
BridgeGotoh 510 - 2-Post, Bent Saddles, Steel Block, Black
TunersBlack Suhr Locking
CaseHardshell Case

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