In 2011, Freddy Rose set out to find a guitar with a specific set of features and a distinct tone within a relatively affordable price range. After months of searching in guitar stores and online for that combination of features and tone, Freddy happened to meet an international guitar builder, and they worked out the details of the design for the TA-01 prototype. Other guitar players soon took notice and wanted to know how and where to get a TA-01 guitar by PHRED instruments.
Affordable, High Quality, Feature-Rich Guitars - this is our mission and goal. PHRED instruments listens to the needs of fellow guitar players in order to provide affordable instruments with features often only found in boutique and highly expensive instruments. In addition to being affordable, each guitar is highly valued and cared for by our team and professionally setup in Los Angeles prior to shipping in order to ensure smooth playability and outstanding tone. To that extent, PHRED instruments attempts to exceed the expectations of each customer with the understanding that buying an instrument is a very personal and intimate experience for each individual.
Business cards, brass plates, measuring tape, and parts storage
Overview of our workshop guitar bench
We use a Weller soldering station
Various guitar tools and supplies, and our machinist's tool box
Wiring harness block that we use for a USA Rewire on a Dockstar
Parts storage for electronics, hardware, and pickups
Crowning frets during a setup
Rounding off the fret edges during a setup
Production photos of the first batch of Wolph guitars
Production photos of the first batch of Liger guitars
A few photos of our stock electronics and wiring