Search

Project Gator

Availability: In Stock!
$1,295.00
$1,495.00
The PHRED instruments Project Gator gets its inspiration from a classic guitar design, and one of the iconic guitars played by Jerry Garcia. The body features a triple single coil setup with a 5-way pickup toggle, main volume, main tone, and a blaster knob. Project Gator 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. Scroll down to the full description and specs for more information.

Protect your guitar with a G&G Quality Hard Shell Case, custom made for PHRED instruments guitars. Case dimensions are approximately 42"x15"x4".

G&G Quality Hard Shell Case

Upgrade from Schaller M6 tuners to Schaller M6 Locking tuners.

Replace the stock bone nut with a brass nut to enhance the guitar's natural sustain and brightness.
Brass Nut

Upgrade the stock strap buttons to Schaller Strap Lock Buttons.

Replace the White 3-ply & Brass pickguard with a White 3-ply pickguard (White/Black/White).

*

Choose between Gold, Chrome, or a Mix of Gold and Chrome hardware as displayed in the photos.

Please add any additional notes in the text area below.

$1,295.00
$1,495.00
+ -

Buy with monthly payments and get more time to pay.

Look for the 'Check out with PayPal' button at checkout.
Click below to learn more.


Body

The body features a triple single coil setup mounted in a custom plastic/brass pickguard made by AxetremeCreations.  A standard 5-way pickup toggle made by CRL allows for smooth pickup switching. There is one master volume, one tone knobs, and one blaster knob.  The blaster knob at the lowest setting provides subtle gain, and at the highest setting can push your amp to light distortion.  There is one 1/4" output jack recessed on the top of the body.  On the back of the guitar, there is a 9V battery box that powers the built-in blaster circuit. The harmonica style bridge and curved tailpiece are by Kluson. We offer an optional custom hard shell case to go with the Project Gator guitar.

Neck

The smooth satin finish maple bolt-on neck is attached to the body using 4 wood 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 maple fretboard features 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 standard dot inlays.  At the top of the neck, you'll find a bone nut for good sustain.  The flat 6-inline signature headstock shape includes our widely recognizable 'ph' logo.  Under the fretboard is the adjustable double-expanding truss rod, keeping the neck stable in any climate.

Electronics

The electronics feature a CRL 5-way pickup toggle, CTS 250k Audio Taper pots for volume and tone knobs, a Blaster circuit by FuzzDog's Pedal Parts, and a 1/4" Switchcraft output jack. All wired together in our guitar workshop with vintage push back cloth wiring.

Pickups

The 3 pickups installed are DiMarzio Area 58 single coil pickups, designed to recreate the vintage tone of a 1958 single coil pickup, but with less magnetic pull and virtually no hum. As DiMarzio states, "A great pickup is clear and bright, but not thin-sounding. A great one makes the sound jump out of the amp when you pick hard and drop way down when you play softly, and the tone varies when the string is picked at different spots. The best pickup we’ve ever heard like this was from 1958, and that’s what inspired the Area 58™."

Additional Info

The guitar body, neck and bone nut are manufactured in China. The other parts are sourced locally and the guitar is assembled and setup in our Southern California workshop.

The white and brass pickguard includes the Alligator sticker, Harley Davidson sticker, and Policeman Helper sticker. Stickers are by AxetremeCreations.  The white 3-ply pickguard does not include the stickers mentioned above. 

Products specifications
Body
Body Style Solid Body
Body Wood North American Ash
Bridge Style Kluson Harmonica Tune-o-matic Bridge
Stop Tailpiece Style Kluson J.G. Style Tailpiece
Neck
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Maple
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Fretboard Radius 12 inch
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Nut Material Bone
Fretboard Inlays Black Dot
Neck Stabilization Double-Expanding Truss Rod
Headstock
Tuning Machines Schaller M6 Tuning Machines
Pickups
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Area 58 pickup
Neck Pickup Color White
Middle Pickup DiMarzio Area 58 pickup
Middle Pickup Color White
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Area 58 pickup
Bridge Pickup Color White
Control Knobs and Toggles
Volume Knob(s) Master Volume Knob
Tone Knob(s) Master Tone Knob
Pickup Toggle 5-way Pickup Toggle
Electronics and Wiring
Pre-amp / Buffer Yes (Requires 9V battery)
Battery Box Yes (9V Battery Included)
Electronics and Wiring Notes Blaster is wired post-volume knob
Output
Output Jack(s) One Mono Ouput Jack
Output Jack(s) Notes Plugging a guitar cable into the mono output powers on the blaster circuit
Other Specs
Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound 10-46
Dimensions 40" (h) x 13" (w) x 1.75" (d)
Weight About 10.5 lbs
Write your own review Close Review Form
*
*
  • Bad
  • Excellent

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 purchased with this guitar 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.

Recently Uploaded YouTube Videos

Click on the Playlist Button in the top right of the video to see more from our YouTube Channel.

*
*
*
Description

Body

The body features a triple single coil setup mounted in a custom plastic/brass pickguard made by AxetremeCreations.  A standard 5-way pickup toggle made by CRL allows for smooth pickup switching. There is one master volume, one tone knobs, and one blaster knob.  The blaster knob at the lowest setting provides subtle gain, and at the highest setting can push your amp to light distortion.  There is one 1/4" output jack recessed on the top of the body.  On the back of the guitar, there is a 9V battery box that powers the built-in blaster circuit. The harmonica style bridge and curved tailpiece are by Kluson. We offer an optional custom hard shell case to go with the Project Gator guitar.

Neck

The smooth satin finish maple bolt-on neck is attached to the body using 4 wood 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 maple fretboard features 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 standard dot inlays.  At the top of the neck, you'll find a bone nut for good sustain.  The flat 6-inline signature headstock shape includes our widely recognizable 'ph' logo.  Under the fretboard is the adjustable double-expanding truss rod, keeping the neck stable in any climate.

Electronics

The electronics feature a CRL 5-way pickup toggle, CTS 250k Audio Taper pots for volume and tone knobs, a Blaster circuit by FuzzDog's Pedal Parts, and a 1/4" Switchcraft output jack. All wired together in our guitar workshop with vintage push back cloth wiring.

Pickups

The 3 pickups installed are DiMarzio Area 58 single coil pickups, designed to recreate the vintage tone of a 1958 single coil pickup, but with less magnetic pull and virtually no hum. As DiMarzio states, "A great pickup is clear and bright, but not thin-sounding. A great one makes the sound jump out of the amp when you pick hard and drop way down when you play softly, and the tone varies when the string is picked at different spots. The best pickup we’ve ever heard like this was from 1958, and that’s what inspired the Area 58™."

Additional Info

The guitar body, neck and bone nut are manufactured in China. The other parts are sourced locally and the guitar is assembled and setup in our Southern California workshop.

The white and brass pickguard includes the Alligator sticker, Harley Davidson sticker, and Policeman Helper sticker. Stickers are by AxetremeCreations.  The white 3-ply pickguard does not include the stickers mentioned above. 

Products specifications
Body
Body Style Solid Body
Body Wood North American Ash
Bridge Style Kluson Harmonica Tune-o-matic Bridge
Stop Tailpiece Style Kluson J.G. Style Tailpiece
Neck
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Maple
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Fretboard Radius 12 inch
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Nut Material Bone
Fretboard Inlays Black Dot
Neck Stabilization Double-Expanding Truss Rod
Headstock
Tuning Machines Schaller M6 Tuning Machines
Pickups
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Area 58 pickup
Neck Pickup Color White
Middle Pickup DiMarzio Area 58 pickup
Middle Pickup Color White
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Area 58 pickup
Bridge Pickup Color White
Control Knobs and Toggles
Volume Knob(s) Master Volume Knob
Tone Knob(s) Master Tone Knob
Pickup Toggle 5-way Pickup Toggle
Electronics and Wiring
Pre-amp / Buffer Yes (Requires 9V battery)
Battery Box Yes (9V Battery Included)
Electronics and Wiring Notes Blaster is wired post-volume knob
Output
Output Jack(s) One Mono Ouput Jack
Output Jack(s) Notes Plugging a guitar cable into the mono output powers on the blaster circuit
Other Specs
Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound 10-46
Dimensions 40" (h) x 13" (w) x 1.75" (d)
Weight About 10.5 lbs
Product tags
Customers who bought this item also bought

DeadBolt

The PHRED instruments 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 triple humbucker setup mounted in a custom pickup plate, with discrete split coil switches and a 5-way pickup toggle for 14 different tone combinations! 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.
$650.00

Micro DeadBolt

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 22.75" scale length and can be tuned to Standard E with 10-46 gauge strings.
$285.00