Friedman Metro D (Alligator Burst)
• Our Interpretation of the Set Neck Guitar
• A Unique Modern Classic
• Balance, Beauty, and Playability
ALL FRIEDMAN GUITARS are Custom Ordered and built by hand. The Neck wood, body wood, color, aging, hardware and pickups are all Customizable by YOU! Or, if you see something from the gallery you like, we'll just make that, if we don't already have it in stock. Custom orders take 8-10 weeks.
***NOTE: Aging and wear marks are all one of a kind...so expect variations, as no two are the same.
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. The Metro D is also available with a traditional Mahogany back version.
Necks - The Metro D long tenon neck is made with Genuine Mahogany and is paired to a Rosewood or 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.