floyd rose equipped

Fig. 1: When a Floyd Rose-style tremolo is tilted back against the body—as shown here—you can't use the system to its full potential.

When a Floyd Rose-style tremolo is tilted back against the body—as shown here—you can’t use the system to its full potential.

Last week, a client brought in an Ibanez solidbody for a setup. Overall, it was in great condition, but the Edge tremolo was out of adjustment and the action at the locking nut was ridiculously high. My client wanted to perform with the guitar, but it was unplayable in its current condition. At first glance, it looked as if it was going to be a typical setup, but as you'll see, looks can be deceiving.

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KX5 FR-TF

Cort Guitars announces a limited edition series of guitars featuring the custom artwork of artist Stephen Jensen.

Northbrook, IL (June 18, 2013) -- Cort Guitars announces a limited edition series of guitars featuring the custom artwork of noted artist Stephen Jensen. The series includes the KX5 FR-TF and KX5-TF electric guitars and the NDX-TF acoustic guitar. Each model will be available in limited quantities, built with the finest materials and adorned with the exclusive artwork.

The Cort KX5 FR-TF is a solid basswood body double cutaway featuring white body binding and a Canadian hard maple bolt on neck featuring a 15 3/4” radius, 24 fret, rosewood fretboard with rectangular white pearl inlay. The 25 1/2” scale guitar features black hardware such as die cast tuners and a the Double Locking III tremolo system with a single volume and single push/pull tone controls with a 3-way toggle selector for the MB-2F and MB-2R Motherbucker pickups. The guitar comes complete with the D’Addario EXL 110 (10-46) strings.

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