- Dec 28, 2008
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I think you’re arguing both sides of the issue. If they are making the same number of guitars with Floyds, but are also putting out more guitars with two point trems, then they are either moving away from Floyds or from hard tail bridges. If a brand used to make 10 guitars, 3 with Floyds, and are now making 20 guitars, but only 3 have Floyds, and now another 3 have two point trems, then that matches the OPs argument.That seems right to me. But that doesn't necessarily mean that there are less FR guitars. It's perfectly possible that there are just as many FR-equipped guitars nowadays as there were ten years ago. It could just be the case that guitar makers are also putting out more guitars with two-point trems.
That said, there’s no way to know where the overall market is moving without knowing the percentage of Floyd’s on guitars now vs 10 years ago. But, as a Floyd user, I definitely see less guitars with them, and more with the two point trems. Maybe I’m imagining it, but that’s what it feels like.