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Is It Possible To Install The New Floyd Rose System On My Current Jtv-89?

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#1 bazworld


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:43 AM

Is it possible to install the new Floyd Rose system on my current JTV-89?

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:15 AM

Technically - Maybe, Practically - No


To fit the Floyd will require you routing out cavities into the body of your 89, Drilling new holes, filling in others, and using new components that I am pretty sure are not available commercially.  Fitting a FR on a normal guitar isn't so bad, but this isn't a normal FR and it isn't a normal guitart. You might also need to move some of the existing bits around such as the main CPU.


If you are a good luthier, and can get the necessary parts then probably yes you can install it. But if you were a good luthier you wouldn't be asking this question.


I would say that the required modifications unless done by an expert will simply destroy the value of the instrument and will invalidate your warranty.


See if a retailer will let you exchange you current guitar for an F.  It is the only sensible option.

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#3 phil_m


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:47 AM

It would probably be easier and more economical to sell your current JTV89 and put those funds towards and 89F.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for your help looks like I will be doing a deal on a new  89F soon ,cheers Baz.

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