Friedman CALI-AMVHH+P Cali Aged Alder Electric Guitar in Vintage White with Case
Spirit of San Dimas
Vintage Feel - Modern playability
Classic Hot Rod Design
***NOTE: Aging and wear marks are all one of a kind...so expect variations, as no two are the same.
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 CALI.
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,
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 full tonal palette.
The Friedman Classic Humbucker is a 'tip-of-the-hat' to the legendary PAF Humbucker... smooth and sweet.
The "+" in the Friedman Classic+ Humbucker signifies that it has more windings and is hotter than the Classic Humbucker. This gives the pickup a slightly crunchier tone in higher gain environments. This pickup is used in the bridge position of the CALI.
Case included – All Friedman guitars come in a custom G&G case.
If you have any questions about our selection of Friedman guitars, amps and accessories, then give us a call or chat today.
Available at Ken Stanton Music.
- Model: CALI-AMVHH+P
- Color: Vintage White
- Body: Solid
- Body wood: Alder
- Body finish : Lacquer
- Neck wood: Maple
- Neck finish: Good Stuff
- Neck shape/size: Modern Taper
- Fingerboard wood: Maple
- Fingerboard inlay: Dots
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Radius: 10" ~ 14"
- Number of frets: 22 - Plek'd
- Nut material: Floyd
- Nut width: 1.687"
- Tuning keys type: Hipshot
- Bridge type: Floyd Rose
- Hardware finish: Nickel
- String brand/gauge: D'Addario 10 ~ 46
- Neck Pickup: 1 x Friedman Classic Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: 1 x Friedman Classic + Humbucker
- Knobs: 1 Volume
- Switches: Traditional 3 way selector
- Pots: CTS
- Capacitors: Orange drop capacitors
- Fretwire: Jescar 57110
- Case: Custom G & G
- Extras: Painted Headstock
- Country of Origin: USA