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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Adding a trem...

What are the odds that a competent luthier could add a trem to a new guitar that's not routed for one without destroying the finish?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 02:16 PM
 
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Re: Adding a trem...

It can be done.. but it'll require A LOT OF safety precautions(namely scoring the wood and finish to keep it from chipping).

But figure it this way.. Do you have the trem already?? If not, the costs of a trem and the labour costs for routing may end up almost as much as buying a used guitar with a trem.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Adding a trem...

Yeah but finding a good used lefty 7-string with a trem is almost as easy as finding a 100 carat diamond in a bag of charcoal.
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Re: Adding a trem...

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Yeah but finding a good used lefty 7-string with a trem is almost as easy as finding a 100 carat diamond in a bag of charcoal.
Yay! Love that comparison... whats the guitar? Am about to begin building a lefty body for a right handed 7 string neck, think I'll stick to fixed bridge at the moment.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 03:22 PM
 
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Yeah but finding a good used lefty 7-string with a trem is almost as easy as finding a 100 carat diamond in a bag of charcoal.

Good reason and it probably makes it worth spending the money to get a trem installed. Do post pics of it after you get it done.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 05:24 PM
 
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It can be done.. but it'll require A LOT OF safety precautions(namely scoring the wood and finish to keep it from chipping).

But figure it this way.. Do you have the trem already?? If not, the costs of a trem and the labour costs for routing may end up almost as much as buying a used guitar with a trem.
exactly my thoughts
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 05:26 PM
 
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Yeah but finding a good used lefty 7-string with a trem is almost as easy as finding a 100 carat diamond in a bag of charcoal.
until i saw this
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