As I Lay Dying rhythm guitarist Phil Sgrosso is a formidable creative force behind the Grammy-nominated melodic metalcore act. Snagging MTV's 2007 "Ultimate Metal God", Sgrosso has also contributed his ferocious chops to heavy metal supergroup Wovenwar and toured with Saosin and Slipknot.
In his honor, Charvel presents the Phil Sgrosso Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 H FR E–a modern take on a classic design.
Its mahogany body delivers rich and resonant tone for dark, chugging metal and has a scalloped lower back bout and sculpted shredder's cut heel for comfortable and unencumbered upper-fret access.
The bolt-on maple neck is graphite-reinforced to withstand the abuses of worldwide touring, and has a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish, fluorescent Luminlay® side dots for fingerboard guidance in low light, and a conveniently located heel-mount truss for adjustment wheel for neck tweaks on the fly. Engineered to deliver unrivaled playability, the 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard has a more pronounced curvature across its width near the nut for comfortable chording, and gradually flattens to a very slight curvature toward the upper frets for blazing fast solos and effortless bends. The fingerboard also has rolled fingerboard edges, 22 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays.
A multi-voice Fishman® Fluence® Modern PRF-MHB-AB1 alnico bridge pickup delivers the most sought-after humbucking tones, from a modern active pickup with a full, boosted sound to clean, crisp and fluid tones. The black single speed volume knob functions as a push/pull selector for switching between both voices. Dive bomb away without sacrificing tuning stability, courtesy of a Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system.
Sgrosso’s signature model is wrapped in an alluring Silverburst finish with a black anodized aluminum pickguard, chrome hardware and a licensed Fender® Strat® headstock with Charvel “toothpaste” logo.
Mahogany BodyScalloped Lower Back BoutShredder's Cut HeelBolt-on Maple Neck with Graphite Reinforcement12"-16" Compound Radius Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and 22 Jumbo FretsMulti-Voice Fishman Fluence Modern PRF-MHB-AB1 Bridge PickupSpeed Knob for Volume Control with Push/Pull Pickup Voice SwitchingFloyd Rose 1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo Bridge SystemLuminlay Side DotsHeel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment WheelCharvel "Toothpaste" Headstock LogoBlack Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
Model Number 2966855521 Series Artist Signature Color Silverburst Number of Strings 6 Orientation Right-Hand
Bridge Pickup Fishman® Fluence® Modern PRF-MHB-AB1 Pickup Color Black Controls Volume Control with Push/Pull Selector for Voice 1 & 2 Pickup Switching N/A Special Electronics Active Electronics Pickup Configuration H
Bridge Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) Hardware Finish Chrome Tuning Machines Charvel®-Branded Die-Cast Pickguard 1-Ply Black Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs Speed Saddle Height Wrench N/A
Neck Material Maple Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane Neck Shape Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges Neck Binding None - Rolled Fingerboard Edges Scale Length 25.5" (64.77 cm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 22 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Material Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Offset White Dot Side Dots Luminlay® Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel String Trees Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar Headstock Licensed Fender® Stratocaster® Neck Plate None - 4-Bolt Sculpted Heel
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges) Strap Buttons Dunlop® Straplok® Dual Design Other Features Luminlay® Side Dots