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Tella - DJ Williams Signature Model

The PHRED instruments Tella gets its inspiration from an iconic guitar design from the 1950s, the Fender Telecaster. The body features a dual humbucker pickup setup with a custom rectangular pickup mounting plate, along with a 3-way pickup selector for various tone combinations! Our Tella guitar features a full 2-octave fingerboard (24 frets) and a set-neck design for improved sustain. Tella 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. DJ Williams Signature Model includes the Seymour Duncan '59 pickups, USA Electronics and Rewiring, Schaller Tuners, and a Gotoh Bridge.

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Options

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

Re-wire the entire guitar with vintage cloth wiring, CTS pots, Orange Drop Capacitor, Switchcraft output jack, and a CRL 3-way pickup lever switch.  This option also adds a push-pull toggle on the tone knob for split-coil operation on both humbuckers (pull up on the knob for split-coil).  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 stock pickups with Seymour Duncan pickups. Four-conductor wiring and no logo on the pickups.

'59 Pickups (SH-1) Stag Mag Pickups (SH-3)
Seymour Duncan '59 pickups Seymour Duncan Stag Mag SH-3 Pickups

Replace the standard stock tuning machine heads with Schaller or Gotoh 6-inline, chrome tuning machine heads.
Schaller M6 Tuning Machine Heads on PHRED instruments Guitars

Replace the standard stopbar tailpiece with our custom made pH Tailpiece.  Available in brass or chrome plated aluminum.

pH Tailpiece

Replace the stock tune-o-matic bridge with one of the following options.
Gotoh Chrome Bridge

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Body
The body features a dual humbucker pickup setup with a custom rectangular pickup mounting plate, along with a 3-way pickup selector for various tone combinations!  There is one master volume and one master tone knob, allowing you to dial in tone that goes from dark and muddy to crisp and bright.  There is a single 1/4" standard guitar output jack on the bottom side of the body.  On the back of the guitar, there is a small rear access panel to gain access to the electronics cavity.  The top of the guitar has a burl maple veneer, which adds to the uniqueness of each Tella guitar.  We offer an optional custom hard shell case to go with the Tella guitar.

Neck
The maple core set neck is attached to the body using very strong wood 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 ebony fingerboard has 24 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 custom pearloid inlays inspired by the 15th fret inlay of Doug Irwin's iconic Tiger guitar.  At the top of the neck, you'll find a bone nut for good sustain, and black binding all around the fingerboard for a uniform look and feel. The tilt-back 6-inline headstock shape is a PHRED instruments trademark design.  Under the fretboard is the adjustable double-expanding truss rod, keeping the neck stable in any climate.

Products specifications
Body
Body Style Solid Body
Weight Approximately 7 lbs
Body Wood Mahogany
Bridge Style Tune-o-matic
Stop Tailpiece Style 1950s style
Neck
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Frets 24 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Fretboard Radius 12 inch
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Nut Material Bone
Fretboard Inlays Pearloid Design
Neck Binding Black with White Dots
Neck Stabilization Double-Expanding Truss Rod
Headstock
Headstock Binding None
Tuning Machines Unbranded House Brand
Pickups
Neck Pickup Style Humbucker (4-wire)
Neck Pickup Color Chrome
Bridge Pickup Style Humbucker (4-wire)
Bridge Pickup Color Chrome
Control Knobs and Toggles
Volume Knob(s) Master Volume Knob
Tone Knob(s) Master Tone Knob
Pickup Toggle 5-way Pickup Toggle
Output
Output Jack(s) One Mono Ouput Jack
Other Specs
Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound 10-46
Dimensions 40" (h) x 13" (w) x 1.75" (d)
Weight Approximately 6 lbs
Existing reviews
The setup is great, sounds awesome.
Wow the Tella arrived and let me tell you It rocks. The setup is great, sounds awesome. Thank you so much...
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Setup for a PHRED instruments Guitar

Professional Setup
PHRED Instruments guitars are professionally setup prior to shipping. Setup will include string-height adjustment, intonation, and electronics inspection, and may include fret leveling and fret dressing as needed.



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Secure Shipping with Tracking
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These 5 important features can be found in almost every PHRED instruments guitar.


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. 

Products specifications
Body
Body Style Solid Body
Weight Approximately 7 lbs
Body Wood Mahogany
Bridge Style Tune-o-matic
Stop Tailpiece Style 1950s style
Neck
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Frets 24 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Fretboard Radius 12 inch
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Nut Material Bone
Fretboard Inlays Pearloid Design
Neck Binding Black with White Dots
Neck Stabilization Double-Expanding Truss Rod
Headstock
Headstock Binding None
Tuning Machines Unbranded House Brand
Pickups
Neck Pickup Style Humbucker (4-wire)
Neck Pickup Color Chrome
Bridge Pickup Style Humbucker (4-wire)
Bridge Pickup Color Chrome
Control Knobs and Toggles
Volume Knob(s) Master Volume Knob
Tone Knob(s) Master Tone Knob
Pickup Toggle 5-way Pickup Toggle
Output
Output Jack(s) One Mono Ouput Jack
Other Specs
Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound 10-46
Dimensions 40" (h) x 13" (w) x 1.75" (d)
Weight Approximately 6 lbs
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