When guitarists compare their lists of Top-Ten guitar builders, it is no surprise to find Tom Anderson Guitarworks topping those lists for over three decades. Anderson guitars are not only one of the finest playing instruments you can lay your hands on but incredible works of art. These are masterpieces, however, that are meant to be touched. They’re crafted to inspire and channel a player’s creativity not only with their elegant looks but their practicality and ease of use. Anderson guitars are built to the most exacting tolerances found in the guitar industry. You’ll find precision when examining every inch of these guitars. Fine detail woodworking, beautiful finishes, pickups designed and wound in-house and the wiring that ties them together are all hallmarks of Tom Anderson Guitarworks. That’s why it is no surprise to find the Floyd Rose Retro-Style Recessed Vintage Locking Tremolo as an optional hardware feature of Tom Anderson guitars.
The name Floyd Rose has been synonymous with guitars and tremolos for over 40 years. His quest for tremolo setups that would stay in tune with heavy use lead to the innovation of what we now know as the Floyd Rose Tremolo Locking System which became the rage for guitarists in the 1980s and has remained quite popular to this day. Artists such as Eddie Van Halen, Neil Schon, Brad Gillis, and Steve Vai, showcased Floyd Rose tremolos in their music and drove demand. The electric guitar was changed forever! In fact, Guitar World magazine calls the locking tremolo system one of the “10 Most Earth Shaking Guitar Innovations”.
Not only does it have a classic retro-style look but most importantly, guitars using it stay in tune under the most aggressive use. This tremolo, however, is for those not keen on locking-nut headstocks.
Intonation continues to challenge guitarists so innovation continues at Floyd Rose and their Retro-Style Recessed Vintage Locking Tremolo has become a favorite here at MESA Hollywood. Not only does it have a classic retro-style look but most importantly, guitars using it stay in tune under the most aggressive use. This tremolo, however, is for those not keen on locking-nut headstocks. You’ll find nothing mechanical, like locking nuts & fine tuners, getting in your way as you move your hands across the instrument and with less tension at the bridge, players can enjoy large string bends and find their guitar still in tune once they relax the pressure on the tremolo arm. Vintage Trem fans can bend notes up and you don't have to fight this tremolo. It operates smoothly and effortlessly. Plus, the block provides tons of sustain. The original Floyd Rose tremolo arm attachment makes its way back in this tremolo design. It feels incredibly stable and doesn’t permit audible mechanical noises from the arm that would interfere with the beautiful tone of the guitar.
The Floyd Rose Retro-Style Recessed Vintage Locking Tremolo is the perfect compliment to Tom Anderson guitars. Being both great looking and extraordinarily functional it’s easy to understand why it’s our choice for so many of the Anderson models we spec out.
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