Our Interpretation of the Set Neck Guitar
A Unique Modern Classic
Balance, Beauty, and Playability
Premium body woods - Every Metro D features a unique combination of high quality, hand selected tonewoods that deliver an elegant, rich tone. Each piece of wood is hand-selected by Grover Jackson himself. Dave and Grover found that the combination of an Alder body back with a maple top produces a punchy, resonant sound.
Necks - The Metro D long tenon neck is made with Genuine Mahogany and is paired to an Ebony Fingerboard.
Frets Jescar FW57110 nickel silver fret wire is used on Metro D guitars
Compound Radius - Grover Jackson invented the compound radius fingerboard (CRF) 35 years ago. The fingerboard geometry is based on a conical shape rather than cylindrical. The significance is tangible and substantial a 10-14 compound radius fingerboard allows for maximum playability with no chance of your strings fretting out when bending. The compound radius is time-consuming and laborious to get exactly right, yet worth-it and featured on every Friedman Metro D.
Tuners and Bridge The Metro D is loaded with a Tone Pros Tune-O-Matic style Bridge and Stop Tail Piece that is paired with locking tuners.
Plek Very few boutique builders and many of the giants do not use a PLEK. This German-made device provides the ultimate in fretboard analysis, fret-leveling, and overall setup, and ensures maximum modern playability of all Friedman guitars.
Aged Nitrocellulose Finish or High Gloss - Grover Jackson is one of the few guitar manufacturers in Southern California permitted to spray nitrocellulose lacquer. Friedman guitars wear a thin nitro finish allowing the wood to breathe.
Custom Friedman Pickups The Metro D is loaded with a Classic Humbucker in the neck position that is combined with the Classic+ Humbucker in the bridge. Adding these pickups to the entire Metro D equation delivers a rich, defined sound experience inspired by the golden age of guitar building.
The Friedman Classic Humbucker is a 'tip-of-the-hat' to the legendary PAF Humbucker... smooth and sweet.
The "+" in the Friedman Classic+ Humbucker signifies that it has more windings and is hotter than the Classic Humbucker. This gives the pickup a slightly crunchier tone in higher gain environments. This pickup is used in the bridge position of the CALI.
Case included All Friedman guitars come in a custom G&G case.
Certificate of Authenticity - Dave Friedman and Grover Jackson carefully inspect each guitar prior to shipping. A serial numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Dave and Grover is included.
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