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abstract_flight



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:34 am    Post subject: Suhr Modern Satin ? Reply with quote

I just discovered the Suhr Moden Satin, and am curious about it (as I am currently shopping around for my first Suhr).

The Modern Satin is available with an HSH pickup configuration (which I want), but not stainless steel frets (which I would have liked to get). I think it has 24 frets (which I also want). So far, so good...

Can anyone comment on the tonal characteristics of a Modern Satin? Its african mahogany body must have a significant impact on tone? How does it compare with the other Moderns, with alder/maple-top or basswood/maple-top? What about weight? Is it lighter, same or heavier?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm actually curious why it has an Original Floyd Rose instead of a Gotoh. Maybe CS could shed some light on this?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we know it's an original Floyd? The old Rasmus range (which I believe this replaces) had a Gotoh Floyd...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lienffur wrote:
Do we know it's an original Floyd? The old Rasmus range (which I believe this replaces) had a Gotoh Floyd...


When looking at the pictures, you can see it's a regular floyd:

http://www.suhr.com/guitars/modern-satin-by-suhr/

Notice the "Floyd Rose" logo, the arm insert etc?
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abstract_flight



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So are these just "rebranded" Rasmus guitars? Or are they real Suhrs?

If real Suhrs, why no stainless steel frets?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is in fact an original Floyd. We revisited the Floyd's and found them to be much improved. The tone and performance are excellent.

The African Mahogany is bright and lively sounding with some nice sparkle on the top end. It's also lighter weight than standard Mahogany. Average weight on this batch are running around 6lbs! The weight may vary in future batches, so if lightweight is something you're looking for, then you may want to get on board with one of this first run of Modern Satins.

The light weight African Mahogany, combined with the thin satin finish, makes for an extremely resonant guitar. These things just ring like crazy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

abstract_flight wrote:
So are these just "rebranded" Rasmus guitars? Or are they real Suhrs?

If real Suhrs, why no stainless steel frets?


Real Suhrs, built in USA and everything.

This is what I think the reason for no stainless steel frets are. Stainless steel is more time consuming and expensive, and the Satins are supposed to be their most affordable line, hence no stainless steel. Just speculation though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an original floyd installed in my Modern. John and I both agreed at that time that the Original Floyd was more stable in keeping the guitar in tune than the Gotoh was, not sure if things have changed, this was a year or so ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea what the switch config is, please? Will it be the same as my H-S-H S3? (Neck HB / Neck split & middle / Middle SC / Middle SC & Bridge split / Bridge HB)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zombiesheep wrote:
Any idea what the switch config is, please? Will it be the same as my H-S-H S3? (Neck HB / Neck split & middle / Middle SC / Middle SC & Bridge split / Bridge HB)


You are correct!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

major bummer about no SS frets Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drkorey wrote:
major bummer about no SS frets Crying or Very sad

Yeah, major bummer here too... if it wasn't for that, I'd be buying today... but without SS frets, I'm considering other options.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto. I thought I was done until this revelation broke. It would have been an overwhelming package with SS frets.

abstract_flight wrote:
Drkorey wrote:
major bummer about no SS frets Crying or Very sad

Yeah, major bummer here too... if it wasn't for that, I'd be buying today... but without SS frets, I'm considering other options.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Stainless Steel Frets Reply with quote

Please stay tuned for an announcement pertaining to Stainless Steel frets on Modern Satin models.

Thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Stainless Steel Frets Reply with quote

sales@suhr.com wrote:
Please stay tuned for an announcement pertaining to Stainless Steel frets on Modern Satin models.

Thank you

Great!!! This brings me back into the game. Anxiously waiting... I hope the retailers (even in Canada!) will be informed soon.
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