The Suhr Modern has always bugged me. It's a gorgeous guitar, but there's something a tiny bit "off" about the cutaway shapes to my eye. After seeing and playing Chris' Modern 7, my suspicion was confirmed: The treble side cutaway is a tiny bit tighter than the bass side. But without whipping out my :calipers: and actually taking measurements, i couldn't tell by how much. So i did a quick check with images on the Suhr site and here's what i found:
By my (totally not accurate, but still somewhat relevant) measurements, the treble cutaway seems to be about 7.5% narrower than the bass side cutaway. This has always bothered me. I'm a little OCD like that. Not that it has to be perfectly symmetrical, but in this case, it's just enough off to look like a mistake rather than a deliberate design choice.
Here's what it looks like with the lower cutaway opened up to match the upper one:
It's a subtle difference, but to my eye, this looks much more balanced, and has a perception of the treble cutaway being deeper and more playable, even if the difference is only a fraction of an inch.
Here's a before and after animation, so you can see the difference.
Am i the only one who's noticed this? Or am i just the only one who's been bothered by it this whole time?
You have a lot of time on your hands!