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SB500

Availability: Currently in production. Pre-order today!
$689.00
$789.00

The PHRED instruments SB500 guitar is a set neck, double cut-away guitar that gets its inspiration from Jerry Garcia's Travis Bean TB500 guitar. The body features three P90 pickups by Artec Sound with Alnico magnets, discrete on/off switches, On Board Effects Loop, and our built-in pre-amp/buffer.  A P90 pickup upgrade option will become available soon and can be added prior to shipping. 


Our SB500 guitar 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. 


Pre-order now at $689!  The price will go up to $789 when the SB500 arrives into our shop.


Protect your guitar with a Hard Shell Case. Case dimensions are approximately 42"x15"x4".

G&G Quality Hard Shell Case

Re-wire the entire guitar with vintage cloth wiring, CTS pots, Orange Drop Capacitor, Switchcraft output jacks, and a CRL 5-way pickup lever switch.  In addition to upgrading your tone, you'll get smoother turning knobs and a more fluid pickup toggle selector.
USA Re-wire and Upgrade Electronics

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

Replaces the standard stock tuning machine heads with Schaller M6, 3 per side, chrome tuning machine heads.
Schaller M6 Tuning Machines

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Body
The body features a triple P90 pickup setup, with discrete on-off toggles for each pickup.  There is one master volume and 2 tone knobs, allowing you to dial in tone that goes from dark and muddy to crisp and bright.  There is one 1/4" output jack and one OBEL I/O jack.  On the back of the guitar, there is a large and accessible electronics cavity and a 9V battery box that powers the internal pre-amp. 

Neck
The 5-ply neck is comprise of maple and walnut.  The neck will have a natural finish on the back (not painted silver).  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 a nice balance for playing chords up and down the fretboard.  Topping off the fretboard are traditional dot inlay.  At the top of the neck, you'll find a bone nut for good sustain. Under the fretboard is the adjustable double-expanding truss rod, keeping the neck stable in any climate.

Products specifications
Body
Body StyleSolid Body
Body WoodNorth American Ash
Bridge StyleHardtail
Neck
Neck WoodMaple
Fretboard WoodRosewood
Frets22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length25 1/2"
Fretboard Radius12 inch
Nut Width1 11/16"
Nut MaterialBone
Fretboard InlaysWhite Dot
Neck BindingNone
Neck StabilizationDouble-Expanding Truss Rod
Headstock
Headstock BindingNone
Tuning MachinesUnbranded House Brand
Pickups
Neck PickupP90
Neck Pickup ColorWhite
Middle PickupP90
Middle Pickup ColorWhite
Bridge PickupP90
Bridge Pickup ColorWhite
Control Knobs and Toggles
Volume Knob(s)Master Volume Knob
Tone Knob(s)Multiple Tone Knobs
Tone Knob(s) Notes2 Tone Knobs
Pickup ToggleDiscrete Toggles
Electronics and Wiring
Battery BoxYes (9V Battery Included)
Output
Output Jack(s)One Mono Ouput Jack
Other Specs
Guitar StringsD'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound 10-46
DimensionsTBD
WeightTBD
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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 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 will make every effort to ensure that you are happy with your PHRED guitar when it arrives.  However, because our products are customized, all sales are final.  Our warranty outlines situations where we will honor an exchange.

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.


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.

Return Guitar

Return and Refund Policy

Purchase a PHRED guitar with peace of mind.  We will make every effort to ensure that you are happy with your PHRED guitar when it arrives.  However, because our products are customized, all sales are final.  Our warranty outlines situations where we will honor an exchange.

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