#1
so I just bought an Ibanez AX220QM electric guitar, anyways it looks like a les paul double cutaway, and I want to put a Floyd Rose Tremolo on it. What do I have to do in order to achieve this goal, and what is involved in putting on the Floyd Rose?

heres what the guitar looks like

http://www.guitarsetc.net/guitar_el/ibanez/ax220qm_w921733_f1_lg.jpg
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#2
Well your going to have to cut away at the body to fit it in, not to mention cutting away space for the springs that go in the back. You'll have to get it set up too, most likely get the trust rod adjusted, and the intonation as well. There are a lot of factors besides the actual installation that you'll need to consider.
#3
alrite thanks i was hoping i wasnt going to have to cut away from the body but thats inevitable
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#4
it wont be worth it, because that istn even a stringthru, is it?
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#5
You will also have to retrofit the neck for the locking nut as well. I would suggest buying one with a Floyd Rose as standard equip. Unless you are really good at this, I don't believe it's worth the trouble and chance of ruining a good guitar.
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well id def get someone else bto do it at like guitar center or something i wouldnt do it myself
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Just a quick question, how were you expecting NOT to cutaway at the body?
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If you want a guitar with a floyd, buy one with it already installed. It costs A LOT of money to buy it and then have someone cut it for you, you may be able to do it yourself, but it would end up costing a lot of your time and still quite a bit of cash. I'm not sure on the thickness of the body either, so you might not even be able to put one in it.
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#12
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You'd be amazed at how easy it is to do most guitar cavity routing. Creating templates is by far the hardest part, but if you can buy the templates premade.....
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#13
there is a floyd rose fixed bridge, but i think u'd still have to do something with the neck (for the locking nut)

http://www.floydrose.com/fixedbridge.html
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#14
see i want one with the tremolo and yea ill see if i can find a template cus my dad and i already modified my ibanez acoustic and made that from a regular acoustic to an acoustic-electric this summer so thanks for hte input guys
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do u need a tremelo on ALL songs? cuz u could just use ur fender strat, that has a tremelo
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yea but i like the type of synyster gates type floyd rose playing
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#17
Kahler Trems anyone?

They retrofit hardtail and string through guitars and work as well, if not better in some peoples opinion compared to a floyd rose.

They run about $275-$350 and require minimal work to install.
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