Pasquale USA Custom Modern Series guitars are a continuation of the changes made to our original Classic design. Both Series of guitars feature the comfort contour heel that is tapered a full 1/4” allowing smooth limit free access to the upper register. The Modern series also features the same 24 fret necks with heel mounted spoke nut truss rods and they are available with any pickup and switch configuration.
The striking difference between Pasquale Classic and Pasquale Modern series guitars is the dramatic exaggeration of the upper and lower horns of the body. We wanted a guitar design that made the horns look more like the tips of flames so we exaggerated the scoop in the lower horn to allow even more access to the upper register and elongated the tips to give it that sleek and sexy look. I have often referred to the Pasquale Custom Classic series as the “Comfort Strat” and the Pasquale Custom Modern series as our “Sexy Strat”. We also do a full 1/2” roundover on the front and back of the Modern series which really adds the look.
In order to keep the balance of weight evenly distributed we did not trim the same 7/16” off the rear of the guitar like we did with the Classic series but instead we tapered the body ¼” making it slightly longer and more narrow than the classic. Both Series of guitars are a standard 1 ¾” thick but we do offer a beefy 2” version of each which feature a full 3/8 book matched top rather than the standard 1/8” top.
Pasquale USA Custom Classic and Modern Series guitars are both available in HTC, STC and LTC models which feature only the best assortments of hardware and pickups.