PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby Arminius » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:28 am

Got this guitar a short while ago. Took half a year to ship out, but it was worth the wait. Tried to upload pictures but it said the quota has been reached. If you wanna check em out, head over to imgur at this address: http://imgur.com/a/2pYyv
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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:54 am

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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby Arminius » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:50 pm

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That should do the trick.
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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby waldo041 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:19 pm

Who did the tailpiece?

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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby Arminius » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:28 pm

waldo041 wrote:Who did the tailpiece?


Freddy Rose (Fred Rosenbloom) of Phred Instruments commissions the guitars built by some nameless chinese luthier. I wish I could tell you his name, but I have no idea. Might email Fred about that actually. What do you think about it? There was a scratch/grain inconsistency in the wood, as you can plainly see in the picture, but I don't think it's that big of a deal. There's a lot of people that don't like them.

EDIT: I was thinking about sanding it down eventually, not sure how that would work though.
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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby waldo041 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:08 am

i have not played one, so i have no real opinion of them. BUT, i will say that i have been eyeballing these and have made the decision that i will be getting one very soon! I know i will have to inquire myself, but hope i can get a single coil middle like this.



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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby Arminius » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:20 am

waldo041 wrote: ...hope i can get a single coil middle like this.


Not sure about that one dude! Good luck. That's cool you're joining the team though, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby broesau » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:23 am

I think that is one of Trey's old Languedoc's. IIRC he had the single coil disconnected at some point. I think Trey has stated that his guitar is always on the verge of feeding back, so maybe removing the single helped resolve that. At one point Phred had a Trey type with a single coil in the middle. I kind of like this new Phred http://www.phredinstruments.com/phredo.asp
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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby Arminius » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:26 am

Yea that guitar is looking pretty good. The old phredo wasn't very attractive, but it looks like they worked some kinks out. I like that he's branching out with doing his own guitars, not just copying jer and trey axes.
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Re: PHRED Ernesto VH Blonde

Postby easytoslip » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:05 pm

three humbuckers on that second Phred, interesting. I've always thought my Gibson comes real close to my favorite aspects of Trey's tone but don't love the high action up near the bridge. I believe Trey guitars are more like a strat in that area.
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