#1
Quick question, is it possible to install a FR trem on an originally fixed bridge guitar? specific example is on a Gibson BFG. and if it is, how much roughly would it cost to get done?

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#2
It is, only if there is room in the guitar for it. I'm not sure but I think it's an expensive job. Your almostbetter off buying a guitar with a floyd, but that's my opinion.
#3
You can its possible. If its worth it is another question, it will cost a bomb but maybe if you could contact a luthier, a local one then they might do it for cheaper
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#5
Yes it's possible. You can put any bridge on any guitar. It just depends on how much you are willing to spend to do it.
How much would it cost? Not counting the cost of buying the floyd itself, probably somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 US.

the reason you're not getting a straight answer is probably because most people think it's not worth doing it.

1. For the price of the bridge, and paying someone to do it, you cold likely just get another guitar that already has a floyd. Maybe just slightly more..

2. To install it requires major woodwork, routing out some wood to make room for the floyd. And it essentially ruins the guitar's resale value.

3. You will probably enjoy more having the 2nd guitar, one with a floyd, one without

4. You will proably regret ruining your guitar to put in the floyd.

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#6
yes but alot of routing, of the body then the installation of a locking nut.

you might aswell get a gibson LP axecess
#7
it's possible alright, but some MAJOR modifying is at hand here.
Are you sure you want to do something as major as that?

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#8
Yeh, You would have to completely rout out enough space to install, Re-finish, and all that stuff...
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#9
Not worth it on a BFG. A regular Paul maybe, but not a BFG. For starters, I've never seen an F-spaced P-90. Second ... you really want to invest that much into a guitar that's designed to be cheap and unfinished?

That's like installing a dash kit on a car with no upholstry.
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Yes it's possible. You can put any bridge on any guitar. It just depends on how much you are willing to spend to do it.

Actually that's not true many guitars aren't thick enough to accommodate a floyd rose system
#12
You can, It'll be to expensive though, have you looked at the Gibson Les Paul Acxess though? that comes with a FR on a gibson Les Paul.
#13
Some strats have a FR without extra routing [so it can dive only].

Why not do the same for a LP? Less routing that way [but you will still need some
as most LPs aren't string-thru IIRC].
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You can, It'll be to expensive though, have you looked at the Gibson Les Paul Acxess though? that comes with a FR on a gibson Les Paul.

But it is like over $3,000 and the most the job could be is $600.
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what about a bigsby?
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#16
Try out some ESP's if you want a good les paul with floyd rose that wont cost $3000. Problem is if you dont like the floyd after a while, you ruined the resale value of your guitar and your left with a guitar you wont like playing. However, with an entirely new guitar that already has a floyd, you dont have to worry about any of that.
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#17
I have done it before, Was not that hard at all then again Ive been a custom wood worker for the last 15 years, I got a good deal on an OFR from craigs list a couple years ago before I got my Razorback V and my Loomis C7fr I had this no name string through strat style guitar I made 5 jigs 2 for the front, 2 for the back, 1 for the nut I had to take it slow but it worked out great.
#18
If you don't wanna mess with a ****-ton of routing, look at Kahler 2200 series.
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