I bought a Phred Stratus back in August of 2017, and wanted to give it a thorough test before writing a review. First of all I should mention that I was a guitar and amplifier technician in Flagstaff Arizona for 10 years, so I do have experience in guitar construction and setups. It only took 2 months after placing my order to receive the guitar, and it came to me well packaged. The guitar was very well put together, and the set up was excellent. The Stratus has 3 single coil pickups and the sound was better than I expected. After playing my Stratus for about 2 mouths, I decided to convert the 3 single coils to a Dimarzio 111 in the neck, and a 104 in the middle and neck positions to give it more of a ”Tiger” sounding guitar. I had several questions while I was converting this guitar, and for every question I sent to Freddy Rose, I received answers back all within 24 hours. All well constructed replies. He was a huge help, even sending me parts to help in this guitar change. I now have a Phred Stratus guitar that sounds a lot like Jerry’s Tiger. I love this guitar, and the customer support is the best I have ever seen. Hope to make it to the 2019 NAMM Show so I can thank Freddy personally for the guitar and the personalized customer service that came with it!
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