My two pennies:
Convergent Tuning, Convergent Tuning Strings, Lever Tuners - all sounded very similar to the Steinberger System. I'm sure I'm wrong.
The Vibrato plate has been integrated into the pick guard. To use the plate, simply press it down with the tips of your fingers. This causes the pitch of the strings to go down. If you press on the bridge with the heal of your hand, the pitch of the strings goes up.
So, a totally different model for the vibrato arm to every other guitar for the last fifty years. I'm sure it will be a big hit.
One-Spring Easy Adjust Tremolo/Vibrato
The Floyd Rose Guitar uses a one-spring Vibrato System. The advantage of this feature is that you can adjust (through the rear strap button) the spring tension without removing any cover plates.
One-Spring Tensionable Vibrato? So, just like the Parker Fly, then.
Unobstructed Picking and Strumming Area
Floyd Rose Guitars have been designed specifically to remove any objects that could obstruct the picking and strumming area of the guitar. For example, the tremolo plate and pickup cover are flush with the radius guitar surface (i.e., slight outward curve). Also, the tuning knob, volume knob and pickup toggle switch are all conveniently located out of the strumming area.
Recessed pickups and controls on a curved top? So, just like the Ibanez FGM, then.
The Floyd Rose Headstocks can be replaced with after market Headstocks or your own custom design.
Separate headstocks? So, just like the Ibanez USRG, then. Plus this has to be the most useless feature on any guitar since the old "built-in-wah" of the Sixties.
To replace the pickup, just remove one screw and unplug the pickup. There is no soldering or unsoldering required.
I will make no snide comment here. This is how all pickups should be connected. It will, however, be interesting to see if any of the big pickup companies support this system.
Unlike most guitars the pickups on the Floyd Rose Guitar can be moved to obtain different tonal characteristics. Just slide the pickup movement knob to the desired position. The knob to the rear moves the bridge pickup and the forward knob moves the neck pickup.
Pickups that slide on rails? So, just like the Dan Armstrong Plexi, then.
Nut Height Adjustment and Action Adjustment sounds almost as if the man has gone completely insane. Again, this is a totally new system, which will require the learning of new skills and "tricks" for anyone who wants to set these guitars up properly, and which is unlikely to offer a huge leap in convenience over the traditional system. I will just add that adjustable nuts, one-bolt neck fixing, necks that can be removed and replaced with the strings on for storage and neck tilt adjustment have all been seen before.
Joking aside, this doesn't look like a massive winner. The styling of the guitar is grotesquely "Seventies", a feeling increased by the number of knobs and switches on the guitar, and it looks like every single thing about it was redesigned from first principles, without any consideration given to reasons why
every company does it the other way.
Sure, some things (like the removable pickups) are excellent ideas which, in a just world, would be the norm. However, the "vibrato plate" idea is just stupid. Guitarists do not normally want a keyboard-style interface on their instrument (see: Bond, Roland, Casio, Yamaha, Stepp, Synthaxe, and the rest). The point of the vibrato arm is that you can feel the tension and have minute control because of the leverage you can exert. It's tactile - you pull the bar and the strings go up in pitch. You push the bar and get vicious swooping noises.
I predict that this guitar is not going to be the reason that we'll all remember Floyd Rose in twenty years time.