Suhr believes that great instruments inspire great performances. Every detail of the Modern Pro was carefully considered when they set out to craft an instrument that upholds this belief. This Modern shape is their high-performance take on the 24 fret, "Guitar-Slinger" design.
The sleek elliptical neck profile, balanced asymmetrical body, and innovative neck heel deliver unmatched playability and comfort. This stunning Flame Maple Top utilizes a transparent finish that has been specially developed to enhance its natural beauty.
NECK AND FRETWORK
This Modern Pro features a Maple neck with Pau Ferro fingerboard. The neck is finished with their satin acrylic urethane, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.
The Suhr Modern is equipped with their Modern Elliptical neck profile. Rolled edges and a 10-14” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape.
Jumbo Stainless Steel (.057″ x .110″)
Stainless steel frets offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Every Suhr receives a PLEK fret dress, ensuring the best possible string action, playability and intonation.
The sculpted heel of the Modern allows for easy access to all 24 frets. For optimum tone and stability, the neck joint must not be too tight or too loose, therefore all of their neck pockets are precisely fitted by hand, by expert craftsmen.
The Modern shape has a unique asymmetrical body that balances superbly with the extended 24-fret neck. Fast, sleek and sexy looking, the Modern shape will feel right at home to players who were weaned on the popular and innovative shapes that came into vogue in the 80’s.
The Basswood and Flame Maple top has a fat, well-balanced tone that produces smooth sounds without any hard edges.
Great care is taken to ensure that the thinnest possible layers of finish are applied. Their finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection, beauty, and tone. This allows the wood to resonate freely while still providing ample protection.
Scraped binding allows for the natural maple to be seen along the edge of the top wood. This painstaking and detailed process accentuates the beauty of the body shape and adds elegance to the design.
HARDWARE AND ELECTRONICS
The Modern Pro configuration is HH with a Gotoh Floyd, and utilizes a 5-way mega-switch to serve up an array of versatile split-coil tones.
The Gotoh Floyd Rose is a double-locking tremolo that features hardened steel saddles and locking studs for improved performance and tuning stability.
SUHR LOCKING TUNERS
Equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.
SSV Neck Humbucker
SSH+ Bridge Humbucker
The 5-way selector switch gives you two split-coil tones. Position 2 splits the neck humbucker, and position 4 splits both humbuckers.
The 5-way pickup selector switch gives you access to a variety of humbucking and authentic split-coil tones. The treble bleed circuit ensures consistent tone as you roll down the volume control, and is out of the circuit when the volume is on 10.