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SKU SUHR-MDP-FTWBB-PAU

Suhr Modern Plus HSH Guitar, Faded Whale Blue Burst

$3,499.00
Basswood Body, Pau Ferro Fretboard, Roasted Maple Neck

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this Suhr Modern Plus with a highly figured flame maple top! The Suhr Modern series of guitars are designed for... well, you guessed it... the modern day player who's not afraid to deviate from the vintage tones of old and needs a more aggressive look and sound.

Want a strat-style axe that can melt faces and is comfortable enough to shred on until the sun comes up? Here you go! The Suhr designed pickups work together to provide a powerful and aggressive tone that does have the ability to be somewhat tamed and cleaned up. Both humbuckers can be split to achieve a thinner and glassier sound. Or, of course, run this race car at full speed for a rich, thick, and meaty tone that will be sure to turn some heads. It makes no apologies for its in-your-face sound, that's for sure. The roasted maple neck and pau ferro fretboard provide a bright and spanky sound but still have some nice mid-range presence to complement the versatile pickups. This guitar can handle anything you throw at it, whether you're looking to play clean, slightly dirty, or heavily overdriven. The pickup configuration gives you tons of options to work with and they're all extremely musical.

This is a hot-rodded Strat-fan's dream, right here. This axe looks lean and mean and is ready for some serious shredding!

Manufacturer's Description

The Modern Plus features a brand new roasted maple neck with pau ferro or maple fingerboard. The Modern Plus retains many of the original specifications of the Modern Pro including the sleek elliptical neck profile, balanced asymmetrical body, innovative neck heel and stunning flame maple top. Proprietary Suhr locking tuners and the Gotoh 510 tremolo provides superior tuning stability. 

NECK PROFILE
The Suhr Modern is equipped with our Modern Elliptical neck profile. Rolled edges and a 10-14” compound fingerboard radius offers a substantial, yet comfortable shape. 

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. 

SCULPTED HEEL
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.

TONE WOODS
The Basswood and Flame Maple top has a fat, well-balanced tone that produces smooth sounds without any hard edges.

BODY FINISH
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.

SCRAPED BINDING
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 & ELECTRONICS
The Modern is available in two bridge/pickup configurations: HSH with a Gotoh 510 bridge, or HH with a Gotoh Floyd. Both configurations utilize a 5-way mega-switch to serve up an array of versatile split-coil tones.

GOTOH 510
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.

HSH CONFIGURATION
SSV Neck Humbucker
V60LP Middle Single Coil
SSH+ Bridge Humbucker
Positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way selector switch auto-split the humbuckers when combined with the middle pickup.

VERSATILE SWITCHING
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.

Specifications

 BODY

  • Body Shape: Modern
  • Color: Faded Trans Whale Blue Burst
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Body Top Wood: Flame Maple
  • Binding: Natural Scraped

NECK

  • Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
  • Fingerboard Wood: Pau Ferro
  • Neck Back Shape: Modern Elliptical .800"-.850"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10"-14" Compound
  • Frets: Jumbo Stainless Steel (.057"x.110")
  • Nut: 1.650" Tusq

ELECTRONICS

  • Bridge Pickup: SSH+ (Black)
  • Middle Pickup: V60LP (Black)
  • Neck Pickup: SSV (Black)
  • Push/Pull Tone: Split Both Humbuckers

HARDWARE

  • Tuning Machines: Suhr Locking
  • Bridge: Gotoh 510 - Steel Block
  • Color: Chrome

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Case: Suhr Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
  • Serial #: 67939
  • Instrument Weight: 7.3 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Suhr. This Modern Plus is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.