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Suhr Modern Carve Top Desert Gradient HSH Electric #29900  From John Suhr

This gorgeous Modern Carve Top is no mirage!


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Weight: 9.15 lbs.

Another incredible example of exotic woods and tops creating the perfect piece to the puzzle. A Desert Gradient finish fades wonderfully down the beautiful Flame Maple top, and the satin-finished Pau Ferro neck and fingerboard offer effortless playability. Pair those exotic tonewoods with a resonant mahogany body and you have a recipe to die for! The range of Suhr's SSV/SSH+ pickup set can get you anywhere from classic crunch to modern, saturated lead tones, and the ML Standard Single coil in the middle is just icing on the cake to provide all the spank you'll need!

John Suhr himself deemed this particular combination the "holy grail of tone!" 

Suhr Modern Carve Top Desert Gradient HSH Electric #29900 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Frank Hamilton tests out the Suhr Modern Carve Top Desert Gradient HSH Electric #29900, with a Bogner Helios 50W Amplifier Head (Used), a 3rd Power Amplification Vintage Series 2x12 Custom Fawn/Blue Cab, and a Strymon El Capistan dTape 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. 

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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: 29900

Model: Modern Carve Top, Right-handed

Body Wood: Genuine Mahogany, 2-Piece

Contours: Hand & Tummy Contours

Input Jack: Side Jack, Chrome

Top Wood: Angel Quilt Maple, 2-Piece, 3/4"

Top Color: Desert Gradient

Back Color: Natural

Binding: Scraped Binding

Bridge: Gotoh 510, 2P-SS-SB, Recessed

Hardware Color: Chrome Hardware

Pickguard: No Pickguard, Rear Route

Tremolo Cover: 510, Black Satin

Control Cover: Black Satin Control Cover

Neck Wood: Pau Ferro, Oil Finish, No Tint

Fingerboard Wood: Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Radius: 10"-14"

Neck Shape: Modern Elliptical .800-.850

Headstock: Original

Headstock Top Wood: Angel Quilt Maple, 3/32"

Headstock Color: Desert Gradient, Gloss Finish

Nut: Tusq

Nut Width: 1.650"

Frets: 24 Stainless Steel, Jumbo

Logo: Decal, Gold

Gears: Suhr Locking Chrome

Side & Face Dots: Clay

Wiring: Standard Wiring

Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade, Mega

Switch Tip: Plastic, Black

Control 1: Volume, Chrome Knob

Control 2: Tone, Chrome Knob

Push/Pull: Split Both Humbuckers

Neck pickup: SSV, HB, Neck, Black

Middle Pickup: ML Standard, SC, Middle, Black

Bridge Pickup: SSH Plus, HB, Bridge 53mm, Black

Case: Hardshell Modern, Black

String Gauge: .010-.046