Carvin adding OFR's to their 7 strings ...for lefties?!??!?!??

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  1. Cancer

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    From there website:
    "Carvin is excited to add a left-handed Floyd Rose tremolo to our lineup of Custom Shop guitar options. If you're a left-handed guitarist, now you can have this legendary double-locking tremolo (with or without locking nut) added to your Custom Shop DC Series guitar, Carved Top Series guitar or 7-string guitar. The Floyd Rose tremolo is one of the most popular tremolos in use today, and Carvin is pleased to offer this option for our left-handed customers. "


    I just went to their website and apparently, this option exist for right hand as well. Someone please check me on this, I don't want to spread false information.

    I mean why would you make available for left hand players and not right hand players....:scratch:
     
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    To my understanding, they will be offering OFR for left handed 6 strings only. Their 7's will have a left handed LFR much like their right handed ones.
     
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    If this is true then Carvin can bite me, because that is NOT what the email I received led me to believe. No where on that email does it say "licensed" and since they DO NOT, nor HAVE THEY EVER offered a licensed trem on a six string, if you are correct, then that email is a straight up lie.
     
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    FFS dude the email has poor word choice and was probably written by a business intern that doesn't even know what a Floyd Rose is. It also doesn't say ORIGINAL in the email anywhere either, which would lead me to believe they just didn't want to get into semantics.
     
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    That's what I thought too. They know how desirable OFR's are so think they would have specified.

    What I understand is the following:

    Left-handed 6's = Left-handed OFR

    Left-handed 7's = Left-handed LFR

    I think it's mainly a problem with the way it was worded. I can see how it can be misleading. But from what I know (since I own two carvin 7's), the string spacing in the ORF is wider than the Carvin neck is designed for. That's why they (and other companies such as Bo-El) have to use LFRs.
     
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    I know it doesn't have the word Original in front of it's name, but the floyd on 7x7's is pretty fricken good and I haven't had any problems with it going out of tune when using it or anything.
     
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    That fine, I'm calmer now, lack of lunch is making me angsty. Sorry folks, false alarm, nothing to see here.
     
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    What I understand is the following:

    Left-handed 6's = Left-handed OFR

    Left-handed 7's = Left-handed LFR


    This is correct.

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    But from what I know (since I own two carvin 7's), the string spacing in the ORF is wider than the Carvin neck is designed for. That's why they (and other companies such as Bo-El) have to use LFRs.

    Also correct.
     

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