- Timeless Classic
- Vintage Feel - Modern playability
- Versatile Proven Design
Premium body woods: Dave chose genuine Alder and Ash as the body woods of choice for their classic tonal character. Each piece of wood is hand-selected by Grover Jackson himself. In the last round of building 25 guitars, over 500 wood planks were inspected by Grover - 475 did not make the cut. Grain pattern and lightweight are benchmarks for every VINTAGE-S.
Necks: Select eastern hard maple with your choice of Indian Rosewood, Maple, Birdseye Maple, Ebony and Pau Ferro fingerboard is available.
Frets: Jescar FW47095 nickel silver fret wire is used on VINTAGE-S 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 VINTAGE-S.
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. VINTAGE-S 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 VINTAGE-S bridge features vintage style bent metal saddles combined with a 2 point Fulcrum and Steel block paired with locking vintage inspired tuners.
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, fret- 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: In addition to the Friedman Classic pickup line. The Friedman Classic Single pickups were designed to produce that well-known vintage single coil chime with the ability to cut through the mix. This is combined with Classic Humbucker in the bridge position to provide every player with a beautiful and full vintage-voiced tonal palette.
When Dave Friedman and Grover Jackson were designing the Friedman line of guitars a lot of thought was put into every aspect of the instrument build, especially the pickups. Inspired by both modern and vintage guitar tones, Dave wanted to make sure that the pickups used in all Friedman guitars delivered the exact tone he envisioned. With Dave’s clear vision and Grover’s unsurpassed skills, the Friedman Classic Pickup line was born!
- Classic Humbucker DC Resistance: 7.9k Bridge
- Classic+ Humbucker DC Resistance: 8.2k Bridge
Case included: All Friedman guitars come in a custom G&G case.
Certificate of Authenticity: Dave Friedman and Grover Jackson carefully inspect each guitar prior to shipping. A serial numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Dave and Grover is included.
- Model: Vintage-S HSS
- Color: Lake Placid Blue
- Relic Level: Heavy Age
- Body: Alder
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Wood: Maple - Satin
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: 10" - 14" Compound
- Frets: 22, Jescar FW47095, PLEK
- Pickups: Single-Coil (neck), RWRP Single-Coil (middle), Classic Humbucker (bridge)
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade
- Bridge: Vintage Style, Bent Metal, 2-Point Fulcrum Tremolo
- Tuners: Locking, Vintage Inspired
- Finish: Aged Nickel
- Case: G&G Black Tolex Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs.