In his honor, Charvel presents the Phil Sgrosso Signature Pro-Mod which is a brutally modern take on a classic design.
As I Lay Dying principal songwriter and 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, Nails and Slipknot.
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 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 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.
Charvel Phil Sgrosso Signature Pro Mod SC1 Guitar Features
- 25.5” scale length
- Mahogany body with scalloped lower back bout and shredder’s
- Bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and hand-rubbed
satin urethane finish on the back
- 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with rolled edges, 22
jumbo frets and offset white dot inlays
- Luminlay® side dots
- Heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel
- Multi-voice Fishman® Fluence® Modern PRF-MHB-AB1 bridge
- Active electronics
- Speed knob for volume control with push/pull pickup voice switching
- Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system
- Charvel®-branded sealed die-cast tuning machines and Dunlop®
- Available in Silverburst with black anodized aluminum pickguard,
chrome hardware and a licensed Fender® Strat® headstock with
Charvel “toothpaste” logo