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Micro DeadBolt

$285.00
The PHRED instruments Micro DeadBolt gets its inspiration from Steve Cripe's Lightning Bolt, one of the iconic guitars played by Jerry Garcia in the 1990s. The body features a dual humbucker setup mounted in a custom pickup plate, with discrete split coil switches and a 3-way pickup toggle for 8 different tone combinations! Micro DeadBolt is professionally setup with low action and D'Addario 10-46 strings, and the frets are leveled and milled here at our shop in California for a nice smooth and clean feel all around. Micro DeadBolt has a 20.5" scale length and is tuned to Standard G tuning for best intonation with 10-46 gauge strings. So, rather than tuning to E A D G B E, DeadBolt Mini is tuned to G C F A# D G. Micro DeadBolt is the perfect guitar for young children learning to play electric guitar, and also as a travel guitar for adults.

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Body
The contoured body features a dual humbucker setup mounted in a custom pickup plate, with discrete split coil switches and a 3-way pickup toggle for 8 different tone combinations! There is one master volume and one tone knob, allowing you to dial in tone that goes from dark and muddy to crisp and bright.  There is one 1/4" output jack on the top of the body for a standard guitar cable to plug into an amplifier.  On the back of the guitar, there is a large and accessible electronics cavity. 

Neck
The maple core neck is attached to the body using 4 screws.  The back of the neck contour is a C-shape that feels somewhere in between a strat and an LP neck, not too thin, and not too chunky either.  The 22-fret ebony fingerboard has medium jumbo frets which are leveled and milled here at our shop in California for a nice smooth feel along the edge of the fretboard.  The fretboard features a 12 inch radius which is perfect for soloing and playing chords up and down the fretboard.  Topping off the fretboard are dot inlays for finding your place along the guitar neck.  At the top of the neck, you'll find a bone nut for good sustain, and white binding all around the fingerboard for a clean look and feel.  The tilt-back 3+3 headstock shape is inspired by Cripe's headstock with some visual design changes.  Under the fretboard is the adjustable double-expanding truss rod, keeping the neck stable in any climate.

Products specifications
Body
Body Style Solid Body
Body Wood Phoenix
Bridge Style Hardtail
Neck
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 20.5"
Fretboard Radius 12 inch
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Nut Material Bone
Fretboard Inlays White Dot
Neck Binding White with Black Dots
Neck Stabilization Double-Expanding Truss Rod
Headstock
Headstock Binding None
Tuning Machines Unbranded House Brand
Pickups
Neck Pickup Humbucker (4-wire)
Neck Pickup Color Black
Neck Pickup Toggle Switch Mini Toggle (Series/Split Coil)
Bridge Pickup Humbucker (4-wire)
Bridge Pickup Color Black
Bridge Pickup Toggle Switch Mini Toggle (Series/Split Coil)
Control Knobs and Toggles
Volume Knob(s) Master Volume Knob
Tone Knob(s) Master Tone Knob
Pickup Toggle 3-way Pickup Toggle
Output
Output Jack(s) One Mono Ouput Jack
Other Specs
Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound 10-46
Dimensions 34" (h) x 11" (w) x 1.5" (d)
Weight Approximately 4 lbs
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Guitar setup

Professional Setup and Feel

To ensure that we deliver high quality playability and tone, one of our master guitar techs in the Los Angeles area meticulously inspects your guitar from headstock to the bottom strap button, and performs a setup to make your PHRED guitar feel comfortable to play. You can look forward to smooth level frets without any sharp edges, low string action, and adjusted intonation.  If you have a specific request for your guitar setup, just let us know.  All upgrade options are installed by our techs in Los Angeles while your guitar is getting a setup.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Purchase a PHRED guitar with peace of mind.  We believe the best way to try out a PHRED guitar is to play one in your own home with your amp and your effects pedals. To make that possible for you, your PHRED guitar includes a 21-day money back guarantee.  It's really simple.  If you are not happy with your PHRED guitar within 21 days from the date of delivery, you may return your guitar for a full refund (see below).

 

Left Handed guitars by PHRED instruments

Custom Builds for Left Handed Guitar Players

We do custom builds for left handed guitar players. In the Additional Notes text area above, just type in that you would like this guitar made left-handed.  There is no additional charge for left handed Phred guitars, but expect a 4-6 month build time. 

 

Shipping Options for PHRED guitars
Shipping Methods

If you live inside the continental USA, your guitar will ship via UPS Ground. If you live in Hawaii, your guitar will likely ship UPS 3 day. If you live outside of the USA, your guitar will likely ship via the United States Post Office. You may request FedEx shipping if you prefer FedEx delivery.

 

Package Tracking

Shipping Notification via Email

All guitars ship with a tracking number which will be emailed to you at the time of shipping. You will receive one email from PHRED instruments and possibly a second or third email from the shipping company and/or the place from which you purchased if it was other than the PHRED instruments website.

 

Phred International Shipping
International Shipping and Delivery Charges

Shipping charges are calculated at checkout for international shipping. If you live outside the USA, there may be additional import charges added at the time you receive your guitar. These charges are unknown to PHRED instruments, LLC, and will not be reimbursed by PHRED instruments, LLC.

 

Packaging without a Case
Packaging (without a hardshell case)

PHRED instruments guitars are placed inside a foam sleeve which is placed inside a corrugated guitar box with Styrofoam support for the guitar neck and bubble wrap around the bottom, top and sides of the guitar. The guitar box is sealed with clear tape and then wrapped with a second layer of corrugated cardboard and sealed with clear tape to add stability and strength to the shipping box.

 

Packaging with Case
Packaging (with a hardshell case)

PHRED instruments guitars are placed inside the hardshell case, the hardshell case is placed inside a plastic sleeve, and then placed inside a shipping box with cardboard end pieces, providing a protective air gap.

 


 

Return Guitar

Return and Refund Policy

We truly want you to be happy with your guitar purchase, but if you decide you'd like to return the guitar for any reason, please read below and contact us to initiate a return request.

Note: A full refund is the price you paid for your guitar plus the price you paid for shipping. Returns shipped from within the continental USA will be provided a pre-paid UPS ground shipping label upon request.

For returns shipped within the continental USA:

In order to receive a full refund for your purchase:

• Your guitar must be returned in the condition in which it was received
• Please reuse your original shipping box and packaging to return your guitar
• If the shipping box was damaged or the guitar appears to have been damaged in shipping, please notifiy UPS and contact us
• Your refund will be processed within 1-2 business days from the time your guitar is received and inspected

For returns shipped outside of the continental USA or returns past 21 days:

If your guitar was shipped to a location outside of the continental USA or if you would like to return your guitar after 21 days from delivery but within 30 days from the date of delivery, you may return your guitar for a refund of the price you paid for the guitar. Shipping charges will not be refunded and you will be responsible for the shipping charges to return the guitar.

In order to receive a refund for your purchase:

• Your guitar must be returned in the condition in which it was received
• Please reuse your original shipping box and packaging to return your guitar
• If the shipping box was damaged or the guitar appears to have been damaged in shipping, please notifiy UPS and contact us
• Your refund will be processed within 1-2 business days from the time your guitar is received and inspected

 

 

Damaged Package

What to do if there is Damaged upon Delivery

While it is extremely rare, there is a plan in place just in case things go wrong with the delivery. If your shipping box arrives with damage to the box (holes, tears, cuts, etc.), please take pictures of the box and email those photos to us. If possible, please also contact UPS (1-800-PICK-UPS) immediately to report it. If the guitar arrives with damage as well, please contact us immediately to arrange for a return request. We will need to setup a damage claim request with UPS and either tell UPS to pickup the package from your location, or have you return the package back to us.

Look for these 5 features on many PHRED instruments guitars.

 

 

 

24 frets on PHRED instruments Guitars

24 frets

While most electric guitars have only 22 frets, PHRED instruments guitars give you an extra two frets on the fretboard, providing a full 2 octaves on each string. We believe that 24 frets helps you more easily locate your position when playing above the 12th fret and provide better access to the higher frets when soloing.

 

Set Neck on PHRED instruments Guitars

Set Neck

A set neck is glued in rather than screwed in to the guitar body. As a result, a set neck will transfer more of the string vibrations to the guitar body, producing a more warm and resonant tone with more girth and sustain.

 

3 Humbuckers on PHRED instruments Guitars

3 Humbucker Pickups

While many guitars have just 1 or 2 pickups, we believe that a 3 humbucker setup opens up the pallet to guitar tones you might otherwise never get the chance to play. Almost all of our guitars feature a triple humbucker setup with split-coil switches, however, we also recognize the unique tone of playing with true single coils and so we offer them as well on some of our guitars.

 

Mini Toggles on PHRED instruments Guitars

Split-coil Toggles

If a guitar has a humbucker pickup, we believe that it should also have split-coil mini-toggle switch. Splitting the coils on a humbucker reveals a single-coil pickup tone, allowing you to get two tones from one pickup at the flick of a switch. Split-coil toggles are found on almost all of our guitars that have humbuckers.

 

Built-in Pre-amp on PHRED instruments Guitars

Built-in Preamp

Behind the scenes, a built-in preamp (unity gain buffer) maintains and improves the tone of the guitar pickups as the sound travels along the guitar cable to fx pedals and amplifier. All of our guitars that have an On Board Effects Loop (OBEL) also have a built-in preamp.

 

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Description

Body
The contoured body features a dual humbucker setup mounted in a custom pickup plate, with discrete split coil switches and a 3-way pickup toggle for 8 different tone combinations! There is one master volume and one tone knob, allowing you to dial in tone that goes from dark and muddy to crisp and bright.  There is one 1/4" output jack on the top of the body for a standard guitar cable to plug into an amplifier.  On the back of the guitar, there is a large and accessible electronics cavity. 

Neck
The maple core neck is attached to the body using 4 screws.  The back of the neck contour is a C-shape that feels somewhere in between a strat and an LP neck, not too thin, and not too chunky either.  The 22-fret ebony fingerboard has medium jumbo frets which are leveled and milled here at our shop in California for a nice smooth feel along the edge of the fretboard.  The fretboard features a 12 inch radius which is perfect for soloing and playing chords up and down the fretboard.  Topping off the fretboard are dot inlays for finding your place along the guitar neck.  At the top of the neck, you'll find a bone nut for good sustain, and white binding all around the fingerboard for a clean look and feel.  The tilt-back 3+3 headstock shape is inspired by Cripe's headstock with some visual design changes.  Under the fretboard is the adjustable double-expanding truss rod, keeping the neck stable in any climate.

Products specifications
Body
Body Style Solid Body
Body Wood Phoenix
Bridge Style Hardtail
Neck
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 20.5"
Fretboard Radius 12 inch
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Nut Material Bone
Fretboard Inlays White Dot
Neck Binding White with Black Dots
Neck Stabilization Double-Expanding Truss Rod
Headstock
Headstock Binding None
Tuning Machines Unbranded House Brand
Pickups
Neck Pickup Humbucker (4-wire)
Neck Pickup Color Black
Neck Pickup Toggle Switch Mini Toggle (Series/Split Coil)
Bridge Pickup Humbucker (4-wire)
Bridge Pickup Color Black
Bridge Pickup Toggle Switch Mini Toggle (Series/Split Coil)
Control Knobs and Toggles
Volume Knob(s) Master Volume Knob
Tone Knob(s) Master Tone Knob
Pickup Toggle 3-way Pickup Toggle
Output
Output Jack(s) One Mono Ouput Jack
Other Specs
Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound 10-46
Dimensions 34" (h) x 11" (w) x 1.5" (d)
Weight Approximately 4 lbs