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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.
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.
Typically harvested from Central America and Africa, Mahogany is a classic tone wood 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 makes it a popular choice among rock players for its thick, focused tone that cuts well in a mix.
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.
The African Mahogany neck is finished in satin, which provides the smooth feel of natural wood as well as protection from moisture.
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.
BODY Wood: 2-Piece African Mahogany NECK Wood: African Mahogany Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood Shape: Modern Elliptical neck profile Finish: Satin Acrylic Urethane Scale Length: 25.5” Fingerboard Radius: 14” Number of Frets: 24 Frets: Jumbo Stainless Steel Nut: Tusq or Gotoh Floyd Rose Nut Width: 1.650” Inlays: Dot ELECTRONICS Bridge Pickup: SSH+ Middle Pickup: ML Standard Neck Pickup: SSV Controls: 5-Way, Volume, Tone Pickup Cofinguration: H-S-H HARDWARE Bridge: Gotoh Floyd Rose Finish: Chrome Tuning Machines: Suhr Locking Control Knobs and Switch Tip:Black speed knobs and black switch tip FINISH: Black Satin