Suhr Modern Satin Pro Black HSH Electric Guitar - DEMO  From John Suhr

**This guitar went out on Try Before You Buy and someone tried to reposition the backplate for some unknown reason, hence the extra holes in the body and the Demo pricing (please see picture)**

Close

Our product photos are the actual, specific serial number for sale!

This specific item was photographed by us here in Durham, North Carolina. We are a very small team dedicated to providing you the most accurate photos possible, through our obsessive focus - individually photographing nearly everything that comes through the door. Questions about what you see? Want more information, photos, or just a friendly conversation with someone that cares and who has actually had their hands on this exact item? Contact us now!
John Suhr Guitars

Available for Special Order

See something you like? This item is gone, but not forever. It can be special ordered, and even customized!

We can get it fast!

Because of our special relationship with John Suhr we can get this as fast, or faster than anyone in the industry. In some cases, we even have preferred build slots we can offer you.

Want to know when one lands?

Notify Me

Want to discuss a special order?

What We Think

Suhr just took the Modern Satin line to a much darker place...introducing the Black Modern Satin Pro!

This guitar has all the specs that shredders love and the sonic capabilities to handle any style you throw at it. 24 frets on a sleek, fast neck and an overwound humbucker in the bridge, you know you're going to want to play loud and play fast. The African mahogany body is bursting with a balanced but focused tone perfectly suited for rock and metal. Wrap it all up in a stripped-down, no-nonsense aesthetic and this guitar is absolutely ready to hit the stage or studio.

Grab a Modern Satin and everyone will know that you mean business. Get ready to rock!

Note: The Suhr Modern Satin Pro series is designed for consistency in both appearance and tone and thus varies only slightly between individual guitars. Therefore we do not picture each individual Modern Satin Pro that comes through but we will be happy to picture one if you are interested in a particular version that we have in stock!

Suhr Modern Satin Pro Black HSH Electric Guitar Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Frank Hamilton tests out the Suhr Modern Satin Pro Black HSH Electric Guitar (Demo) with a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Tan Jute Grill Amp Head, a 3rd Power Amplification Vintage Series 2x12 Custom Fawn/Blue Cab, a Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer Overdrive Effect Pedal, a Strymon Timeline Multimensional Delay & Looper Pedal, and a Shure KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Mic with Roswellite Ribbon.

Manufacturer's Description from John Suhr

MODERN SATIN
There are many reasons to love African Mahogany: it is beautiful, it sounds great, and it is lightweight. The Modern Satin was created to celebrate the sound and beauty of this tonewood. New for 2015 the Modern Satin is available in a Black Satin finish. The thin layer of satin finish allow the neck and body to resonate freely, producing a wide variety of tones from warm articulate Jazz lines to tight aggressive Metal riffs. Modern Satin’s tone is always loud and clear.

TONEWOODS
MAHOGANY - Typically harvested from Central America and Africa, Mahogany is a classic tonewood commonly used to make both bodies and necks. Being fairly dense, Mahogany is a medium-to-heavy wood that is brown in color with a red or orange hue. It has a mild grain pattern that looks great with many transparent finishes. Mahogany has pleasant highs, strong mids, and balanced lows which make it a popular choice among rock players for its thick, focused tone that cuts well in a mix.

ROSEWOOD - Being one of the most popular fingerboard woods for guitars, Indian Rosewood is usually sourced from either India or Bangladesh. It has a thick grain pattern with colors ranging from brown-black, purple, to red-brown. Indian Rosewood is particularly favored by blues and rock players for it’s thick, sweet tone. It has an ideal balance of fat lows, warm mids, and a sparkling high-end presence.

NECK
Each Modern Satin Pro is equipped with our Modern Elliptical neck profile. Rolled edges and a straight 14” fingerboard radius offers an extremely comfortable shape.

NECK FINISH
The African Mahogany neck is finished in satin, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.

FRETS
Every Modern Satin Pro includes medium stainless steel frets, which offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Utilizing the PLEK process on each instrument guarantees the best possible string action, ensures optimized playability, and eliminates intonation problems.

ELECTRONICS
The Modern Satin Pro™ is available in two pickup configurations: H-S-H or H-H.

SSV - The SSV is a versatile pickup that combines the warmth of a vintage humbucker with increased clarity and definition. It is wound hotter for more output, increased sustain, and a sweet midrange response.

SSH+ - The SSH+ is a high output pickup that produces a clear cutting top-end with excellent harmonics and a focused low end.

ML STANDARD (OPTIONAL) - The ML (Mike Landau) Standard single-coil pickup is overwound for more output and sustain. The ML Standard features our proprietary modified staggered pole piece design to provide an even magnetic field needed to accommodate instruments with flatter neck radius and today’s string gauges.

BODY FINISH
The Modern Satin Pro features a transparent satin finish, which displays the natural beauty of the African Mahogany. The thin layer of satin finish also allows the neck and body to resonate freely, producing warm, lively tones that project loud and clear.

Our finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection, beauty, and tone. Great care is taken to ensure that the thinnest possible layers of finish are applied.

HARDWARE

TUNERS - The Modern Pro is equipped with staggered locking tuners, which provide improved tuning stability and eliminate the need for a traditional string tree.

BRIDGE - The Modern Pro is available with a Gotoh 510 or Original Floyd Rose tremolo bridge option.

GOTOH 510 - The Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge features dual steel knife-edge pivot points to provide greater functionality and years of trouble free performance.

ORIGINAL FLOYD ROSE - Used by more professionals throughout the world than any other. The Original Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo is made of high-quality steel parts and offers unmatched tuning stability.

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.

Specifications

Model: Modern Satin Pro

Body Wood: African Mahogany, 2-Piece

Input Jack: Side Jack, Chrome

Top Color: Satin Black

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

Hardware Color: Chrome Hardware

PG Material: No Pickguard - Rear Route

Tremolo Cover: 510, Black Satin

Control Cover: Black Satin Control Cover

Neck Wood: African Mahogany

Paint Option: Satin Finish

Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

Radius: 14"

Neck Shape: Modern Elliptical .800 - .850

Headstock: Original

Finish: Satin Finish

Nut: Tusq

Nut Width: 1.650"

Frets: 24 Stainless Steel, Jumbo

Logo: Decal, Black

Gears: Suhr Locking, Chrome

Side & Face Dots: Clay

Neck Pickup: SSV, Neck, Humbucker, Black

Middle Pickup: ML Standard, Middle, Single Coil, Black

Bridge Pickup: SSH+, 53mm Bridge, Humbucker, Black

Case: Deluxe Padded Gig Bag

String Gauge: .010 - .046

Tuning: E Standard