floyd rose problems in Solidbody Guitar and Bass Chat Posted Thursday at 06:10 PM · Report reply it would boil down to how much clearance above the body there is. iow... a floyd needs to be recessed on a strat style neck whereas on a gibson style it would likely be able to float above the body as the strings are much higher off the body at the intonnation line. has almost nothing to do with just being able to go up/down, but more to do with string height at the body. for example, I have a hamer steve stevens that is not recessed, the trem goes up and down... but it is a set neck with an angle. i suggest you go look at the design docs for your trem and pay close attention to the height that the string goes over the saddle, and where that is going to put the rest of the trem on your guitar.