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i have yet to build a guitar with a floyd, but have wanted to for a long time. i have this older floyd that i found for 50 cents. it is basicly brand new. but after measuring it, if i were to recess it, the body would have to be nearly 2" thick for it to not stick out the back. i cant seem to find other measurements for other floyds out there. how can you make a thinner guitar and have enough room for a floyd?

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its normal? well how do the thin ibanez's fit them? there are a ton of guitars thinner than that with floyds. how do they fit?

Ibanez uses their own locking designs known as Edge, Lo Pro, and Lo Pro II, among others. While they trace their heritage in design back to the original Floyd, that's pretty much where the similarities end. The original Floyds weren't designed to be recessed in a Strat body. They were designed to have the baseplate sitting on top of the guitar for dive-only operation. The recessing fad that started actually decreased the ability of the unit to keep the instrument in stable tune.

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its normal? well how do the thin ibanez's fit them? there are a ton of guitars thinner than that with floyds. how do they fit?

Ibanez uses their own locking designs known as Edge, Lo Pro, and Lo Pro II, among others. While they trace their heritage in design back to the original Floyd, that's pretty much where the similarities end. The original Floyds weren't designed to be recessed in a Strat body. They were designed to have the baseplate sitting on top of the guitar for dive-only operation. The recessing fad that started actually decreased the ability of the unit to keep the instrument in stable tune.

The recessed Floyd design also allows to have the strings closer to the body, like on a standard Fender trem.

There's nothing that prevents you from recessing a Floyd and have it sit right on the body, inside the recess... as opposed to having the Ibanez route for pulling up the trem.

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I saw this guitar where the cover for the floyd was curved outwards. Imagine one of those button thingys on top of the fast food drinks. The curve was in the shape of a teardrop since it was a Dimebag Darrel memorial guitar. I don't know if I explained the concept very well, but I think it would be a good solution to your problem.

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