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Suhr Custom Modern Black HH Electric #JS5M2W  From John Suhr

A sleek and sexy shred machine from Suhr!


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What We Think

Weight: 7.6 lbs.

Sleek and sexy, the "other guys" just don't make them like this. This one has been designed for the player that needs the utmost out of their instrument, and this Modern delivers in spades.

Made for the utmost in precision and versatility, this is an incredibly lively and resonant guitar. The first note or chord you hear from this one will leave you speechless - right up until it happens again with the next note... and the next... and the next... (repeat ad infinitum)

Don't let this pass you by!

Suhr Custom Modern Black HH Electric #JS5M2W Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Frank Hamilton tests out the Suhr Custom Modern Black HH Electric #JS5M2W with a  Bogner Helios 50W Amplifier Head (used), a 3rd Power Vintage Series 2x12 Custom Amp in Fawn/Blue, and a Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay Effect Pedal.

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

The Suhr Modern features: a balanced asymmetrical body, a 24 fret elliptical neck profile, and innovative neck heel.

The innovative Suhr Modern is our high-performance take on the 24 fret design. From the speed and precision of Fusion to the pounding rhythms of Metal, the Modern is designed to deliver on every level.

With its sleek elliptical neck profile, balanced asymmetrical body, and innovative neck heel, the Modern delivers unmatched playability and comfort. Top quality wood selection and lustrous finishes make the Modern as stunning to look at as it is to play.

Quality tonewoods and Suhr pickups ensure the Modern is never short on tone. If the ultimate in performance and beauty is what you are after, look no further than the Suhr Modern.


The thick, sustaining sound of the set-neck electric guitar has helped define Rock music for half a century. The set-in neck joint produces a warm, singing tone and facilitates easier access to the upper frets.


Native to Asia, Europe, and North America, Basswood gained prominence as a favored tone wood for shredders in the 1980’s. It is light in color and weight with almost no grain pattern. It is best suited for solid colors or as a backing wood for a figured top. Basswood bodies have a fat, well-balanced tone that produces smooth sounds without any hard edges. 

John Suhr Guitars

About Manufacturer

At Suhr Guitars, we don’t merely produce some of the finest hand-crafted guitars and amplifiers – we produce dreams that inspire musical passion and artistic creativity. Our fervent dedication to the highest quality standards possible, our famous fanatical attention to detail, our ears for tone, and our love for music ranging from rock to country to jazz to blues to pop to metal to fusion are all evident in every instrument we produce. The passion to build the very best possible is the underlying current of what Suhr Guitars is all about. From there comes the vision of John Suhr to design and create the best instruments possible. From there the skill of experienced master craftsmen, technological know-how, and the hard work of dedicated employees who truly love what they’re doing take over to produce modern works of art that discriminating artists and musicians will savor for a lifetime.


Serial Number: JS5M2W

Model: Modern, Right-handed

Body Wood: Alder, 2-Piece

Contours: Arm, Hand & Tummy Contours

Input Jack: Side Jack, Black

Body Color: Black, Gloss

Bridge: Gotoh Floyd

Hardware Color: Black

Pickguard: No Pickguard, Rear Route

Tremolo Cover: Floyd

Control Cover: Black Satin

Neck Wood: Roasted Maple, Natural, Satin

Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Maple

Radius: 16"

Neck Shape: Modern Elliptical .780-.830

Headstock: Reverse Original

Headstock Color: Natural, Satin Finish

Nut: Floyd, Black

Nut Width: 1.650"

Frets: 24 Stainless Steel, Jumbo

Logo: Inlay, Abalone

Gears: Suhr Locking, Black

Side & Face Dots: Black

Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade, Black

Controls: Volume, Tone

Knobs: Black Speed

Push/Pull: Split Bridge Pickup

Switch: Mini Push Button, Blower Switch

Neck Pickup: SSV, HB, Neck, Black

Bridge Pickup: SSH Plus, HB, Bridge, Black

Case: Hardshell Modern, Black

String Gauge: .010-.046

Tuning: E Standard