Hand Made Guitars. Made in California, USA.
Triple single coil solid body guitar with a built in unity gain buffer/pre-amp and On-Board Effects Loop (OBEL). Made in the USA. This guitar is custom made in Southern California. The Stratus Custom Shop displayed in the photos is currently in stock and for sale. New Stratus Custom Shop builds take about 3-5 months. Wood, finish, paint, electronics, and neck size can all be customized. Please contact us to discuss.
The Phred Instruments R2 is a small body archtop guitar Hand Made in California: carved top and back, sides moulded and shaped to form, all solid woods, parallel bracing, kerfing, and fully hollow. No details were spared in the making of R2.
Featuring a hand carved figured claro walnut top, back, and side.
Curly eastern maple with padauk center lamination.
Adironadack spruce top braces.
The body, f-holes, neck and headstock are bound.
Additional features include a high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, 24 frets, 25.5” scale length, 14" radius, 1 11/16" nut width.
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.
R2 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.
There will be 5 build slots available every 6-7 months. The first R2 is nearly complete, and photos were documented during production.
The first production run will begin around July/August 2021.