We're absolutely stoked to present this Suhr Custom Modern! This one is most definitely one of the coolest Moderns we've had come through the store - it's part of a set of Drip Sparkle-finished siblings we're getting from our friends in Lake Elsinore. Starting with a white-painted canvas for the cascading blue & silver sparkle drip (and phenomenal matching headstock!), this one also features the balanced combination of a mahogany body and roasted maple neck.
The Suhr Modern is Suhr's take on the "Superstrat", a hot-rodded platform for the modern-day player who's not afraid to deviate from the norm and needs a more aggressive look and sound, whilst still retaining the familiar shape, Suhr features, ease of use, and high-quality craftsmanship.
Beyond its looks, it's clear from the specifications of this model that John and the gang took a minute to sit down and think about what the most practical guitar would be for a player who wants to focus on playing and sounding their best with no obstruction. We love how this guitar retains features from Suhr's more vintage-style models, such as the lightning-fast, perfectly-shaped roasted maple neck that remains ultra stable through the elements while feeling amazing to play, as well as the Gotoh 510 bridge with a steel tremolo block and the locking tuners. The latter is especially cool because, well, let's face it - the double-locking tremolo that usually comes on this style of guitar is awesome, but isn't for everyone. Opting for the standard 2-point trem and locking tuner configuration ensures both easy maintenance while still getting pretty much all the way there in terms of tuning stability and usage.
The Suhr Aldrich pickups in this one absolutely rip. They're the hottest 'pups in the Suhr arsenal and they take no prisoners. The signature pickup of renowned hard rock guitarist Doug Aldrich, these stay tight, focused and punchy at any level of gain, never losing definition in even the most saturated of lead tones. Hard rock and metal guitarists will feel right at home with these pickups under their fingers, and the neck and bridge set are perfectly matched. But even with their high output, they're dynamic and sweet, as well! We also had coil-splits included with the wiring of this axe for even more versatility.
In your face with its looks, and has the tone to match - that's this Suhr Custom Modern.
At Suhr we believe that great instruments inspire great performances. Every detail of the Modern was carefully considered when we set out to craft an instrument that upholds this belief. The Modern shape is our high-performance take on the 24 fret design.
FRETS - 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 our neck pockets are precisely fitted by hand, by expert craftsmen.
MODERN BODY SHAPE
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.
Great care is taken to ensure that the thinnest possible layers of finish are applied. Our finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection, beauty, and tone. This allows the wood to resonate freely while still providing ample protection.
HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS
This Custom Modern includes an HH pickup configuration with a Gotoh 510 bridge. It utilizes a 5-way mega-switch to serve up an array of versatile split-coil tones.
The Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge features dual steel knife edge pivot points to provide greater functionality and years of trouble free performance. The 510’s steel block increases sustain 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.
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.
- Model: Modern HH
- Color: Custom Blue/Silver Sparkle Drip
- Body: Mahogany
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Roasted Maple
- Neck: Roasted Maple, Satin Finish
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: Compound 10" - 14"
- Neck Profile: Modern Elliptical .780 - .830
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Frets: 24, Stainless Steel, Jumbo
- Neck Pickup: Aldrich Neck
- Bridge Pickup: Aldrich Bridge
- Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone (push/pull to split bridge)
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Gotoh 510 Tremolo
- Tuners: Suhr Locking
- Hardware Color: Chrome
- Case: Suhr Deluxe Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 7.8 lbs.