The fully hollow archtop body features koa sides, koa back, and koa top, with a dual humbucker setup, discrete split coil switches and a 3-way pickup toggle for many different tone combinations!
There is one master volume and one master tone knob for dialing in your tone.
The guitar strings pass over a gabon ebony floating bridge with brass saddles that is not anchored to the guitar body. Similar to a violin, banjo or mandolin bridge, the bridge simply rests on top of the body and is held in place by string tension.
The gabon ebony tailpiece is attached to the end of the guitar, holding the strings in place.
There is one 1/4" standard guitar output jack on the side of the guitar body.
R2 is delivered inside a custom Hard Shell Case.
The curly eastern maple with padauk center lamination neck is set-in to the body with glue. 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 2-octave gabon ebony fingerboard has 24 frets which are leveled and milled in California for a nice smooth feel along the edge of the fretboard and all around.
The fretboard features a 14 inch radius which is perfect for soloing and playing chords up and down the fretboard.
Topping off the fretboard are hand cut "R2" pearl with reconstituted stone accent inlays, inspired by R2D2.
At the top of the neck, you'll find a bone nut for good sustain, with a tilt-back 6-inline headstock featuring our signature Phred Instruments logo in hand cut pearl.
Under the fretboard is the adjustable double-expanding truss rod, keeping the neck stable in any climate.
The PHRED instruments R2 gets its inspiration from Trey Anastasio's Languedoc guitar.