Is it possible to install the new Floyd Rose system on my current JTV-89?
Is It Possible To Install The New Floyd Rose System On My Current Jtv-89?
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.
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.
"It is not our duty to understand the arbitrary, meaningless dictates of machines"
- Don Norman in The Design of Everyday Things
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.