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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guitar Center's Pro Coverage
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Click To Read More About This Product.
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