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Friedman Cali Aged Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
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Friedman selected genuine Alder and Ash as the body woods of choice for their classic tonal character on this guitar. Hand-selected woods by Grover J...Click To Read More About This Product
A hot-rodded classic in the spirit of San Dimas.
Friedman selected genuine Alder and Ash as the body woods of choice for their classic tonal character on this guitar. Hand-selected woods by Grover Jackson himself arew at the heart of the Friedman Cali. One of the first great designers of locking-nut tremolo guitars with high output pickups and a hot-rod mentality Grover additionally is a leading expert on guitar wood properties. Grain pattern and lightweight are benchmarks for every CALI.
Select eastern hard maple necks are featured on Cali guitars. This model features an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. It is also available in Maple, Birdseye Maple, Ebony and Pau Ferro. All Friedman Cali guitars use Jescar FW57110 nickel silver fret wire.
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, and it is 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.
Very few boutique builders and many of the giants do not use a PLEK. This German-made device provides the ultimate in fretboard analysis, leveling and overall setup, and ensures maximum modern playability of all Friedman guitars.
Custom Friedman Pickups
All Friedman guitars come in a custom G&G case.
- Truly in the spirit of San Dimas
- Vintage feel with modern playability
- Classic hot-rod design
A great rock guitar. Order today.
- Body shape: Double cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Body wood: Solid body Alder
- Body finish: Aged Nitro lacquer
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Modern slim taper
- Neck wood: Maple
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5 in.
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Aged Nitro lacquer
- Material: Indian Rosewood
- Radius: Compound
- Fret size: PLEK'd Jescar
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width/material 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Locking
- Configuration: HH
- Neck: Classic Humbucker
- Bridge: Classic Humbucker+
- Brand: Friedman
- Active or passive pickups: Passive
- Series or parallel: Parallel
- Control layout: Master volume
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
- Bridge design: Floyd Rose with locking nut
- Tuning machines: Locking
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Case: Hardshell case
- Country of origin: United States
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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