Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Friedman Cali guitar. This one comes in a unique vintage white over 2-tone burst finish that really gives it that vintage vibe. And as you put your own battle scars on it, more and more of the burst finish underneath the vintage white will reveal itself.
A true nod to hot-rodded guitars of old, this marries old school searing tone with modern impeccable playability. The pickups are modeled after the holy grail of all pickups, a PAF, and they sound very accurate but they definitely pack a little extra punch. There's enough juice to hit pedals and amps hard while still having the warmth and balance that some of today's overwound pickups can lack. The Floyd Rose bridge helps maintain tuning stability while allowing for massive dive bombs. The overall fit and finish of the guitar is incredibly noteworthy. The fretwork is great and it's really a very easy guitar to play and shred on. The neck is thin and the compound radius helps allow for limitless bends up high and easy chord shapes down low.
Dave Friedman and Grover Jackson are two gentlemen who really seem to turn anything they touch into gold. This latest guitar-building endeavor of theirs is no different. These are some real-deal guitars that sound phenomenal and feel amazing to play!
- Spirit of San Dimas
- Vintage Feel - Modern playability
- Classic Hot Rod Design
Necks – Select eastern hard maple with your choice of Indian Rosewood, Maple, Birdseye Maple, Ebony and Pau Ferro fingerboard is available.
Frets – Jescar FW57110 nickel silver fret wire is used on CALI guitars.
Compound Radius – Grover Jackson invented the compound radius fingerboard (CRF) 35 years ago. The fingerboard geometry is based on a conical shape rather than cylindrical. The significance is tangible and substantial – a 10”-14” compound radius fingerboard allows for maximum playability with no chance of your strings fretting out when bending. The compound radius is time-consuming and laborious to get exactly right, yet worth-it – and featured on every Friedman CALI.
Tight Pocket and Exclusive Zero-Shift Neck Pins – Neck shifting results in incorrect string alignment and is a challenge for many guitars. A tight neck pocket helps, but in-and-of-itself does not eliminate the problem. CALI guitars raise the bar with the exclusive Zero-Shift Neck Pin design; whereby, two military-grade precision steel dowel pins align the body and neck, eliminating shift altogether. The tonal benefit of this connection is a virtual fusion of the body and neck whereby the transference of vibration is maximized.
Tuners and Bridge – The CALI utilizes modern locking tuners and features a German Floyd Rose locking tremolo system.
Plek – Very few boutique builders and many of the giants do not use a PLEK. This German-made device provides the ultimate in fretboard analysis.
Frets – Leveling and overall setup, and ensures maximum modern playability of all Friedman guitars.
Aged Nitrocellulose Finish – Grover Jackson is one of the few guitar manufacturers in Southern California permitted to spray nitrocellulose lacquer. Friedman guitars wear a thin nitro finish allowing the wood to breathe.
Custom Friedman Pickups – The Friedman Classic Humbucker is a 'tip-of-the-hat' to the legendary PAF Humbucker... smooth and sweet.
- Model: Cali
- Color: Vintage White over 2-Tone Burst
- Body: Ash
- Relic: Medium Age
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: Modern Slim Taper
- Scale: 25.5"
- Radius: 10" - 14" Compound
- Frets: 22x Jescar FW57110 - PLEK Dressed
- Pickups: Classic (neck) and Classic+ (bridge) Humbuckers
- Control: 1x Volume
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Pots: CTS
- Capacitors: Orange Drop
- Color: Aged Nickel
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge
- Nut: Locking
- Tuners: Locking
- Case: G&G Custom Tolex Hardshell
- Friedman Certificate of Authenticity Included
- Serial #: 0119-1020
- Instrument Weight: 6.8 lbs.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Friedman. This Cali 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
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