The Phred Instruments Reprise Koa is a small body archtop guitar: hand built, carved top and back, sides moulded and shaped to form, all solid woods, parallel bracing, kerfing, and fully hollow.
Featuring a hand carved koa top, koa back, and mahogany sides, the body is bound in maple on the top, back, and sides.
The flame maple neck with an ebony fingerboard is also bound by maple, and the maple binding goes all the way around the headstock.
Additional features include a nitro glossy finish, 24 frets, 25.5” scale length, and a arch top style neck joint.
Electronics include a dual humbucker setup with Seymour Duncan '59 pickups, discrete humbucker/split coil/parallel switches per pickup, and a 3-way pickup toggle. One main volume, and one tone control.
Our small team of expert luthiers overseas build jazz arch top guitars and every detail of Reprise Koa is drawn from that tradition.
Reprise Koa is professionally setup in California with low action and D'Addario 10-46 strings. The frets are leveled, dressed and milled for a nice smooth and clean feel all around. Hardware and Electronics are installed in California as well.
After you pre-order Reprise Koa, you will be able to select the koa top and back from a small selection of koa wood available at the time of pre-order.
Note: Reprise Koa production photos are from September 2020.