New for 2015! African mahogany body with a sleek black satin finish!
Suhr just took the Modern Satin line to a much darker place...introducing the Black Modern Satin Pro!
This guitar has all the specs that shredders love and the sonic capabilities to handle any style you throw at it. 24 frets on a sleek, fast neck and an overwound humbucker in the bridge, you know you're going to want to play loud and play fast. The African mahogany body is bursting with a balanced but focused tone perfectly suited for rock and metal. Wrap it all up in a stripped down, no-nonsense aesthetic and this guitar is absolutely ready to hit the stage or studio.
Grab a Modern Satin and everyone will know that you mean business. Get ready to rock!
Note: The Suhr Modern Satin Pro series is designed for consistency in both appearance and tone and thus varies only slightly between individual guitars. Therefore we do not picture each individual Modern Satin Pro that comes through but we will be happy to picture one if you are interested in a particular version that we have in stock!
There are many reasons to love African Mahogany: it is beautiful, it sounds great, and it is lightweight. The Modern Satin was created to celebrate the sound and beauty of this tonewood. New for 2015 the Modern Satin is available in a Black Satin finish. The thin layer of satin finish allow the neck and body to resonate freely, producing a wide variety of tones from warm articulate Jazz lines to tight aggressive Metal riffs. Modern Satin’s tone is always loud and clear.
MAHOGANY - Typically harvested from Central America and Africa, Mahogany is a classic tone wood commonly used to make both bodies and necks. Being fairly dense, Mahogany is a medium-to-heavy wood that is brown in color with a red or orange hue. It has a mild grain pattern that looks great with many transparent finishes. Mahogany has pleasant highs, strong mids, and balanced lows which makes it a popular choice among rock players for its thick, focused tone that cuts well in a mix.
ROSEWOOD - Being one of the most popular fingerboard woods for guitars, Indian Rosewood is usually sourced from either India or Bangladesh. It has a thick grain pattern with colors ranging from brown-black, purple, to red-brown. Indian Rosewood is particularly favored by blues and rock players for it’s thick, sweet tone. It has an ideal balance of fat lows, warm mids and a sparkling high end presence.
Each Modern Satin Pro is equipped with our Modern Elliptical neck profile. Rolled edges and a straight 14” fingerboard radius offers an extremely comfortable shape.
The African Mahogany neck is finished in satin, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.
Every Modern Satin Pro includes medium stainless steel frets, which offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Utilizing the PLEK process on each instrument guarantees the best possible string action, ensures optimized playability, and eliminates intonation problems.
The Modern Satin Pro™ is available in two pickup configurations: H-S-H or H-H.
SSV - The SSV is a versatile pickup that combines the warmth of a vintage humbucker with increased clarity and definition. It is wound hotter for more output, increased sustain and a sweet midrange response.
SSH+ - The SSH+ is a high output pickup that produces a clear cutting top-end with excellent harmonics and a focused low end.
ML STANDARD (OPTIONAL) - The ML (Mike Landau) Standard single-coil pickup is overwound for more output and sustain. The ML Standard features our proprietary modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges.
The Modern Satin Pro features a transparent satin finish, which displays the natural beauty of the African Mahogany. The thin layer of satin finish also allows the neck and body to resonate freely, producing warm, lively tones that project loud and clear.
Our finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection, beauty, and tone. Great care is taken to ensure that the thinnest possible layers of finish are applied.
TUNERS - The Modern Pro is equipped with staggered locking tuners, which provide improved tuning stability and eliminate the need for a traditional string tree.
BRIDGE - The Modern Pro is available with a Gotoh 510 or Original Floyd Rose tremolo bridge option.
GOTOH 510 - The Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge features dual steel knife-edge pivot points to provide greater functionality and years of trouble free performance.
ORIGINAL FLOYD ROSE - Used by more professionals throughout the world than any other. The Original Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo is made of high quality steel parts and offers unmatched tuning stability.