Suhr Modern T Select Guitar, Desert Gradient
- WHAT IS PRO SERIES
The Suhr Modern T Select guitars are a collaboration between Humbucker Music and Suhr and is available in very limited numbers. The Modern T Select was designed to bring the craftsmanship and quality of Suhr's Modern T line of guitars to a more affordable price while providing the player with some of Suhr's most popular appointments. These guitars are light, toneful and perfectly balanced.
Utilizing an African Okoume Mahogany body for lighter weight and resonance, an African Khaya Mahogany neck for strength and stability, and a beautifully Flamed Maple top, a fat, well-balanced tone can be had that produces smooth sounds without any harsh overtones. The finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection and beauty, while the thinnest possible coats of finish are applied to allow the wood to resonate freely and still provide ample protection.
About the Select Series: So what is the difference between a Suhr Custom and a Suhr Modern Select? Nothing! The Modern T Select is a fixed spec guitar with different finishes. With Suhr Custom guitars, you can practically customize every spec of your guitar. The Modern T Select guitars use the most common specs requested by players, allowing the EXACT same quality as a Custom, but at a better price.
Serial #: JS1M1G
Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz
Body: African Okoume Mahogany with a Flamed Maple Top
Neck: African Khaya Mahogany
Radius: 10" - 14"
Neck Shape: Modern Elliptical, .800 - .850
Nut Width: 1.650"
Frets: 24 Frets, Stainless Steel, Jumbo
Bridge: Gotoh 510, Chrome
Hardware: Nickel Chrome
Gears: Suhr Locking, Chrome
Pickguard: N/A, Rear Route
Electronics: Standard Wiring, 5-Way Blade, Volume, Tone
Input Jack: Side Jack, Chrome
Neck Pickup: Suhr Thornbucker - Raw Nickel
Bridge Pickup: Suhr Thornbucker Plus - Raw Nickel
String Gauge: .010 - .046
Case: Deluxe Suhr Gigbag (Hardshell case optional)
About the pickups in this guitar:
Suhr ThornBucker Pickups are designed out of a need for a no-compromise, consistent set of 50's Gibson PAF style pickups with none of the downsides associated with them. 50's Gibson PAF humbucker pickups have long since been coveted for their exceptional tone and ability to play both clean and dirty. With inspiration from Pete Thorn, Suhr has brought us the perfect set of PAF pickups, while also bringing them into the modern age. The ThornBucker pickups have 4 conductor wiring (ability to coil tap) and a variety of spacing options.
The neck pickup in this guitar features a raw nickel covered Thornbucker, while the bridge is a matching, slightly hotter version known as the ThornBucker Plus.
NECK SPECS (Thornbucker)
Magnet: Alnico V
DC Resistance: 7.3KΩ
Wire: Plain Enamel
Hook Up Wire: 4-Conductor
BRIDGE SPECS (Thornbucker Plus)
Magnet: Alnico IV
DC Resistance: 9.1KΩ (53mm version)
Wire: Plain Enamel
Hook Up Wire: 4-Conductor
With Custom Suhr Guitars: Each Suhr Custom guitar is built precisely to the customer's specs. Special woods, special inlays, neck shapes, fret sizes, colors, electronics, you name it. That whole process is a lengthy one and requires lots of special attention along the way to insure a custom Suhr is *EXACTLY* as the customer specified. IN addition, the machines that cut cut the necks, bodies, etc have to be reprogrammed for each guitar. The paint shop has to change everything up for each individual guitar. You get the picture.
With Select Series Suhr Guitars: The specs are all set and fixed for the entire run. Same body/neck woods, electronics, neck shapes, fret sizes, etc. We get together with Suhr and select the most common specs that customers request for a specific model, change up the colors a bit for variation, and do a run of 50+ at a time. But here's where the story gets more interesting... With the select series, *EVERY* step of the build process is exactly like the Custom build process. The same pickups, hardware, woods, etc are used for the select series. The same PLEK machines are used on the select Series. The same guys that do the setups and final finishing on the Customs are the guys who do it on the Selects.
So what does that mean? It means if a build spec for a Select Series guitar matches what you're wanting, then you'd be crazy not to get the the Select. :) It's the same guitar. Period. Honestly, it's a steal, and we think people should take advantage before Suhr comes it it's senses and does away with the Select Series.