That's a beautiful guitar, heffergm.
What color is that? Umber
stain? And are those jumbo frets?
Also, what are your opinions/findings regarding this
, if you don't mind me asking?
Thank you! A useful, well articulated post
To answer your question, the color is a Classic Burst... sort of. I basically sent them a pic I had found of what I wanted, and they did a nice job replicating it. It's basically a very orange version of a Classic Burst.
The frets are stainless jumbos. I love them!
As for limitation of the LFR without a locking nut...
I've been banging on the trem for a while now, and actually, it's very promising. It stays in tune quite well. There doesn't appear to be any issue with the Sperzels not holding tune. The only slight "issue" is that the trem doesn't want to return to zero-point. It's just slightly one way or the other, and a slight tap of the bar or some bends take care of it. This isn't anything new to folks that are used to played floating trems of any sort.
I think in this case, there are two issues/solutions:
1) lube up the studs with chapstick like I do all my EdgePros
2)they strung the guitar with a .054 low B. Compared to the rest of the set, the tension is very low at that end, and I think balancing the set will help significantly. I'll be restringing soon.