Lake Elsinore, CA (December 12, 2012) -- Suhr Guitars has released a limited edition line of guitars available exclusively at Chicago's Make'n Music. The Modern Pro Limited Edition guitars feature hand-selected specifications and finishes and are limited to 20 pieces. Here are the details from the Make'n Music website:
The specifications of the Suhr Modern Pro Series M5 and M7 Limited Edition feature a Mahogany body with a brilliant, book-matched figured Maple top, natural satin Mahogany neck and a dark Indian Rosewood fingerboard. This wood combination, which is more typical of a 50's era Gibson-style instrument, in conjunction with the 25 '' scale bolt-on design give the Modern Pro Series M5 and M7 Mahogany Ltd. guitars a unique voice that is full and harmonically rich, with a pleasing 'snap' and immediacy as notes leap off the neck. Playability is enhanced with a compound radius (10"-14") fretboard, jumbo stainless steel frets (Plek'd) and the ultra-comfortable Modern Elliptical GG neck carve (.800"-.850"). The Modern body style, with its beveled contours and deep offset cutaways, ensures superior balance and upper fret access.
The Suhr Modern Pro Series M5 and M7 Limited Edition guitars offer an astounding array of usable and familiar tones. The unique voice of the these exclusive instruments is brought to life by an acclaimed trio of Suhr pickups- the SSV humbucker (neck), ML Single Coil (middle) and SSH+ humbucker (bridge)- all are controlled by a 5-way pickup selector and blower switch. The SSV is designed to provide the best sonic qualities of a vintage, PAF style humbucker with enhanced clarity and definition across the tonal spectrum. The ML single coil, designed by Suhr with input from the LA studio legend and solo artist Mike Landau, is a vintage style single coil that sounds big and full while retaining the detailed high-end sparkle and the big tight lows of the best vintage pickups. The SSH+ is a high output Humbucking pickup that produces a clear cutting top-end with excellent harmonics and a focused low end. Each pickup adds to the diverse sonic capabilities of this exclusive offering, but the real magic is in how they work together. These humbuckers, when split and combined with the middle single coil pickup, offer some of the most convincing "in between" tones available with plenty of spank and quack to make any Strat or Tele lover drool. The Blower switch is also a useful addition to the M5 and M7 Mahogany Limited guitars. When activated, the Blower bypasses the electronics and sends the bridge humbucker signal straight to the output jack at full volume. This means you can use it like a pre-set, to go from sparkly, bluesy, neck pickup or "in-between" style tones to full-on shred-style leads with the push of a button. If you have never experienced this option before you will be hooked immediately.
The M5 and M7 both feature high quality hardware. The primary difference between these two models is that the M5 features a Gotoh Floyd Rose locking tremolo system while a Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge with solid saddles and a steel block is fitted to the M7. Both bridges are recessed and set up to float for the ability to dive bomb, pull-up or warble your way out of any solo. Tuning stability is enhanced with the addition of locking Hipshot Tuners on both models and chrome knobs provide a sturdy, controlled feel.
Each Limited Edition Pro Series model is available in 5 beautiful finish options. Trans Blue Denim Slate, Trans Charcoal Burst, Dark Inferno Burst, Light Bengal Burst and Light Honey Burst were selected to bring out the natural beauty of the woods, each with natural scraped binding, a natural Mahogany back and a slick looking Black gloss headstock. Protection is provided by an included, Deluxe G&G Hardshell case.
The Make'n Music exclusive, Limited Edition Pro Series M5 & M7 from Suhr Guitars clearly stand out as top-notch player's tools. Their broad frequency response, tremendous playability and meticulous design make them an instrument worthy of serious consideration by any guitarist seeking top performance and versatility for any situation.
- Body and Build: Mahogany body with elegant, figured maple top. These limited edition Suhr Pro Series guitars are meticulously crafted in the Suhr custom shop in Lake Elsinore, California.
- Neck Profile and Fretboard: Modern elliptical neck profile, based on Suhr's Guthrie Govan signature model, for maximum comfort and speed. Mahogany neck and dark rosewood fingerboard.
- Pickup Config and Tremolo: H/S/H pickup configuration and "blower switch" option preferred by Guthrie Govan. Locking or non-locking tremolo system available.
- Pricing: The purchase price of the Limited Edition Pro Series M5 & M7 run has been set at only $2,680! That is hundreds of dollars less than similarly appointed custom shop models from Suhr.
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