Help from boden classic 8 owners

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  1. teamSKDM

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    Hey there guys, talking to somebody about fitting a high quality multiscale scale tremolo onto a boden classic since the pickups are already straight. Can anybody take a shot with the pickguard removed to expose the pickup route and reveal how much useable wood is underneath the pick guard? Greatly appreciated thank you
     
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    anyone?
     
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    I don't know if it could help, but I've a 1st gen 7 strings classic. I had a "swimming pool" cavity under the pickguard, like on few Fender stratocaster (you can easily find pictures on Google). I had to change this because I have put new pickups (Fishman Abasi) in slant position, so pictures of my guitar are useless ^^
    And I know that on 2nd gen 8strings Classic you don't have this routing.
     
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    Same here, I've had Classic 8 (Made In China) and I've got 'swimming pool' cavity.
     
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    From a manufacturing standpoint, it’s the smartest pickup route.
     
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    Hey guys. Just wanted to bump this thread because I am in the same position as the OP. Got a Boden classic 8 and i’m looking to install a multi scale tremolo myself.
     
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    First gen Classic 6 is swimming pool route. Second gen Classic 6 is H-S-H. I'm presuming the 8s are the same routing but I highly recommend a second opinion beforehand. IIRC Boden 8s have a larger body? So it might fit...

    Second gen Classic 6 routing. Pic taken from the FB group.

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