We think everyone can agree that there is something special about a guitar that has been played and loved for years. There is nothing quite like the feel of an instrument that has been worn by years of use. These characteristics can be difficult to replicate if you don’t have 30 years to wait. That’s why we designed the Modern Antique. We wanted to preserve the spirit of a well-used instrument while ensuring that it still performs like a Suhr. Impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail ensure that every neck pocket is tight, every fret is perfectly dressed, and that every instrument is ready for peak performance before leaving our facility.
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish and our proprietary antiquing process make each Modern Antique feel like it has been played and loved for years. The Modern Antique is offered in four vintage-inspired finishes, a satin finished Roasted Maple neck, stainless steel jumbo frets, and a choice of Roasted Maple or Pau Ferro fingerboards.
The Modern Antique features a Roasted Maple neck with your choice of Roasted Maple or Pau Ferro fingerboard.
MODERN ELLIPTICAL (.800″-.850″)
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.
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.
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.
Available in two different body wood configurations: Alder or Basswood with a 3/16″ plain Maple top.
The body is finished in an extremely thin nitro-cellulose lacquer. The neck features our satin acrylic urethane finish, renowned for its raw wood-like feel.
Each antiqued finish is different and can range from light checking to medium wear. The Roasted Maple necks are left pristine, with no aging.
The unique blend of locking tuners, a high performance bridge, and versatile pickups, create the perfect combination of vintage tones with modern performance.
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.
Includes the SSH+ bridge, ML Standard middle, and SSV neck pickups. Positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way selector switch auto-split the humbuckers when combined with the middle pickup.
Equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.
|Body Wood:||Alder or Basswood with maple top|
|Body Top Wood:||Plain Maple (on Basswood body only)|
|Body Finish:||Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer|
|Body Aging:||Light To Medium|
|Neck Wood:||Roasted Maple|
|Fingerboard Wood:||Roasted Maple or Pau Ferro|
|Neck Back Shape:||Modern Elliptical .800"-.850"|
|Fingerboard Radius:||10"-14" Compound|
|Frets:||Jumbo Stainless Steel (.057"x.110")|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Acrylic Urethane|
|Bridge Pickup:||SSH+ (Black)|
|Middle Pickup (optional):||ML Standard (Black)|
|Neck Pickup:||SSV (Black)|
|Tuning Machines:||Suhr Locking|