Eagerly awaited for several years, the 24-fret Modern model was introduced to great fanfare in January, 2008 at NAMM in the Anaheim Convention Center. The Modern is John Suhr's vision and realization of the ultimate 24-fret bolt-on solid-body guitar. It is super sleek with its downsized body and extended horns.
The neck heel has been completely redesigned for super easy access to the highest frets - including the two extra frets to hit that high-E! The new neck shape designed specifically for this guitar is based on an early-80's shape that is fast and slim but not too thin with enough girth for your hand to grab onto when you want to dig in with bluesy string bends.The balance between the body and the neck needs to be rethought out as well. John Suhr spent many months looking at the most popular 24-fret bolt-on guitars on the market and wanted to offer something a little different but still familiar to those who have played such guitars for many years.
The result is a slightly asymmetrical body shape that balances superbly whether you are playing it strapped on standing up or on your lap sitting down. It looks really cool, too!
Ultimately, though, what matters is how it plays and how it sounds and this is - once again - where the Modern really shines. The acoustic sound is big and robust with superb clarity and string-to-string definition.Body:Korina, Light Trans Brown finish Weighs in at 7lbs 12oz
Neck: Maple with Maple Fingerboard (no tint), Modern Elliptical GG shape (.800"/.850"), 16" radius, Floyd nut, 1.650" nut width, Heavy frets.
Hardware, Pickups & Electronics: SSV Zebra Neck/FL Black Middle/SSH+ Zebra Bridge, No pickguard-rear rout, Chrome knobs, Side Jack, Chrome hardware, Gotoh Floyd-Recessed bridge, Sperzel Locking tuners, Vol/Tone/5-way/Push-Push to Split Humbuckers, Blower Switch.
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