#1
Can you put a Floyd Rose on a Les Paul? I'm assuming it's possible, but I don't think I've ever seen it done, only ever the standard TOM or a Bigsby, so I'm thinking there might be a reason people don't often do it? Not something I intend on doing any time really, just asking out of curiosity.
#4
I've been searching for something similar that isnt so expensive. Today I remembered I hadnt looked at Fernandes guitars. This is my next guitar:
http://www.fernandesguitars.com/monterey/monterey-deluxe-tremolo-sustainer.html

EDIT: I know you're wanting to mod a les paul, but I just thought I'd mention this too.
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#5
I guess that the neck angle vs bridge height would be the main problem with this.
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#6
Oh ok, so it has been done, is there any reason I've never seen one being played? I see super-strats with Floyd Roses all the time, why never a Les Paul?
#7
http://www.kramerguitars.com/Assault.aspx

The white one with the black hardware looks super nice. I might get one myself some day.
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#10
Check out Stetsbar. I put one on my Les Paul Custom (Slash) and it simply popped into place where the bolts already were for the bridge. You don't get quite the depth of effect from a floating bridge, but pretty close. And if you no longer want it, you simply replace the original hardware. I also put a Stetsbar Trem on a Schecter type Tele. That one required actual work from a guitar shop, because of the non-standardized pickups on this guitar... but it works very well.
#11
Quote by theknuckster
Oh ok, so it has been done, is there any reason I've never seen one being played? I see super-strats with Floyd Roses all the time, why never a Les Paul?


The grand majority of people who want Floyds are shred and metal-type players--these genres don't use Les Pauls much because the upper fret access is horrendous and instead opt for Super-Strats and the like. Therefore there's not much demand for a Floyd-equipped LP and so they're a pretty rare sight.
#13
Quote by Speckled_Hen
I guess that the neck angle vs bridge height would be the main problem with this.



Correct. This is the reason you don't see many Les Pauls with a Floyd. Excluding the recessed style TOM bridge, these require the neck to be placed at a slight angle (3-5 degrees back) to the body to make the action on the higher frets reasonable. Guitars with a Floyd or other tremolos have their neck flat-mounted to the body. You can retrofit a Floyd into a guitar that came with a TOM, but it requires more work and forethought to function properly.
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#14


im pretty sure this is for metal players, but still les paul shape, and a thin neck
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#15
The ESP's are your best bet. Retro-fitting a floyd onto an LP would require a LOT of routing. That might affect the tone, taking out all that wood. Plus, would you really want to do that to such a nice mahogany body?
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#16
This ^^^
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#17
Neal Schon's sig was the first production LP with a Floyd, but he had to teach GIBSON how to build it right. Then they basically screwed him over and he went to PRS. The LP Axcess is the cheaper, simplified version of the Schon LP.
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