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Friedman Vintage-S Aged SSS Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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1500000000248664
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Friedman chose genuine Alder and Ash as the body woods of choice for their classic tonal character. Each piece of wood is hand-selected by Grover Jackson himself; in fact, in the last round of building 25 guitars, over 500 wood planks were inspected by Grover and 475 did not make the cut. Yours, however, did! Grain pattern and lightweight are bench...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Friedman chose genuine Alder and Ash as the body woods of choice for their classic tonal character. Each piece of wood is hand-selected by Grover Jackson himself; in fact, in the last round of building 25 guitars, over 500 wood planks were inspected by Grover and 475 did not make the cut. Yours, however, did! Grain pattern and lightweight are benchmarks for every VINTAGE-S.

Neck
Select eastern hard maple with Indian Rosewood fingerboard. Maple, Birdseye Maple, Ebony and Pau Ferro fingerboards are also available. Jescar FW47095 nickel silver fret wire is used on all VINTAGE-S 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 VINTAGE-S.

Tight Pocket and Zero-Shift Neck Pins
Neck shifting results in incorrect string alignment and is a challenge for many guitars. A tight neck pocket helps, but in-and-of-itself does not eliminate the problem. VINTAGE-S guitars raise the bar with the exclusive Zero-Shift Neck Pin design; whereby, two military-grade precision steel dowel pins align the body and neck, eliminating shift altogether. The tonal benefit of this connection is a virtual fusion of the body and neck whereby the transference of vibration is maximized.

Tuners and Bridge
The VINTAGE-S Bridge features vintage style bent metal saddles combined with a 2- point Fulcrum and Steel block paired with locking vintage inspired 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.

Custom Friedman Pickups
The Friedman Classic Single pickups produce that well-known vintage single coil chime with the ability to cut through the mix. This is combined with Classic+ Humbucker in the bridge position to provide every player with a full tonal palette.

Friedman Classic Single Coils feature Alnico 3 magnets and the middle pickup is a Reverse Wound Reverse Polarity (RWRP). This allows the 2 and 4 pickup selector positions to be Hum Cancelling.

All Friedman guitars come in a custom G&G case.

Features

  • Timeless, classic tones and design
  • Vintage feel and aura with modern playability
  • Versatile, proven design
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Body wood: Solid body Alder
  • Body finish: Aged Nitro lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Vintage taper
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Aged Nitro lacquer
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood or maple 
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: PLEK'd Jescar
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material 1.65 in. (42 mm) Bone
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Classic Single
  • Middle: Classic Single RWRP
  • Bridge: Classic Single
  • Brand: Friedman
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle
  • Tailpiece: Vintage Style Floating Tremolo
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: United States
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  • Expedited repair or replacement
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
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