Suhr Modern Pro
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Body and Build
Light weight mahogany body with Burl Maple, Flame Maple, and Quilt Maple tops.
These Custom Modern Limited Edition guitars are meticulously crafted in the Suhr custom shop in Lake Elsinore, California.
Neck Profile and Fretboard
Modern elliptical neck profile - based on Suhr's Guthrie Govan signature model - for maximum comfort and speed
Mahogany neck and dark rosewood fingerboard
Pickup Config and Tremolo
H/S/H pickup configuration and "blower switch"(Flat Top Only) option preferred by Guthrie Govan
Locking or non-locking tremolo system available
Tops and Options
Many colors and options available:
• Floyd / No Floyd
• Carved / Not Carved
Suhr Custom Modern and Custom Modern Carve Top Limited Edition
Right Features, Right Price, Right Now
Make'n Music is pleased to present two new Dealer Select runs from Suhr Guitars, based on the Modern and Modern Carve Top. These boutique electric guitars are meticulously crafted in the Suhr Custom Shop in Lake Elsinore, California under the watchful eye of former Fender Master Builder John Suhr. They feature specifications chosen by Make'n Music, the exclusive dealer of these Limited Edition models.
For over 17 years John Suhr and his team at JS Technologies have been crafting some of the world's finest electric guitars. Known for their exceptional tone, aesthetics and playability, attention to detail is a central hallmark at Suhr Guitars, along with a continual drive to innovate. These efforts culminated with the introduction of the Suhr Modern and Modern Carve Top guitars which are designed to be the ultimate 24 fret electric guitar and the foundation for these special Dealer Select models. Make'n Music, which has been serving the needs of guitar players since 1973, thoughtfully selected the appointments for their exclusive, Limited Edition electric guitars to offer players an exceptionally versatile tonal palette at an equally exceptional price point.
The specifications of the Suhr Custom Modern and Custom Modern Carve Top Limited Edition call for a lightweight Mahogany body with a brilliant, book-matched figured Maple top, natural satin Mahogany neck and a dark Indian Rosewood fingerboard. This wood combination, which is more typical of a 50's era Gibson-style instrument, in conjunction with the 25.5 '' scale bolt-on design give the Custom Modern and Custom Modern Carve Top guitars a unique voice that is full and harmonically rich, with a pleasing 'snap' and immediacy as notes leap off the neck. Playability is enhanced by a compound radius (10"-14") fretboard, jumbo stainless steel frets (Plek'd) and the ultra-comfortable Modern Elliptical GG neck carve (.800"-.850"). The Modern body style, with its beveled contours and deep offset cutaways, ensures superior balance and upper fret access while the new Carve Top version adds elegance in three dimensions. Both models are now available with highly figured Flame, Quilt, or Burl Maple top options.
These Limited Edition guitars offer an astounding array of usable and familiar tones. The unique voice of the these exclusive instruments is brought to life by an acclaimed trio of Suhr pickups- the SSV humbucker (neck), ML Single Coil (middle) and SSH+ humbucker (bridge)- all are controlled by a 5-way pickup selector. The SSV is designed to provide the best sonic qualities of a vintage, PAF style humbucker with enhanced clarity and definition across the tonal spectrum. The ML single coil, designed by Suhr with input from the LA studio legend and solo artist Mike Landau, is a vintage style single coil that sounds big and full while retaining the detailed high-end sparkle and the big tight lows of the best vintage pickups. The SSH+ is a high output humbucking pickup that produces a clear cutting top-end with excellent harmonics and a focused low end. Each pickup adds to the diverse sonic capabilities of this exclusive offering, but the real magic is in how they work together. These humbuckers, when split and combined with the middle single coil pickup, offer some of the most convincing "in between" tones available with plenty of spank and quack to make any Strat or Tele lover drool. The Blower switch (available on flat topped models only) is also a useful addition to the Custom Modern Limited guitars. When activated, the Blower bypasses the electronics and sends the bridge humbucker signal straight to the output jack at full volume. This means you can use it like a pre-set, to go from sparkly, bluesy, neck pickup or "in-between" style tones to full-on shred-style leads with the push of a button. If you have never experienced this option before you will be hooked immediately.
Several versions of the Suhr Custom Modern and Custom Modern Carve Top Limited Edition guitars are available from Make’n Music- Besides the aforementioned top wood choices, each model is also available with either a Gotoh Floyd Rose locking tremolo system or a Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge with solid saddles and a steel block. Both bridges are recessed and set up to float for the ability to dive bomb, pull-up or warble your way out of any solo. Tuning stability is enhanced with the addition of locking tuners. Chrome knobs provide a sturdy, controlled feel.
Each Limited Edition Custom Modern and Custom Modern Carve Top model is available in a multitude of rich, transparent, high-gloss finishes- Selected to bring out the natural beauty of the woods. They feature natural scraped binding, natural Mahogany back, satin neck beck finish and a slick looking black gloss headstock accented by a silver laser engraved Suhr logo.
The Make'n Music exclusive Custom Modern and Custom Modern Carve Top Limited Edition models are part of the Dealer Select Series from Suhr Guitars and clearly stand out as top-notch player's tools. Their broad frequency response, tremendous playability and meticulous design make them an instrument worthy of serious consideration by any guitarist seeking top performance and versatility for any situation.
Make'n Music worked diligently to bring these fully custom and feature-laden Limited Edition guitars to the market at a very competitive price point. The purchase price ranges from $3059 - $3479 depending on model and top wood! That is hundreds of dollars less than similarly appointed custom shop 1-offs from Suhr.
No need to wait months for a Custom Suhr Guitar! These Limited Edition Suhr Modern and Modern Carve Top guitars are available right now for immediate purchase from Make'n Music. But you must act fast for the best selection- They won’t last long!
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