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Friedman Vintage-S Electric Guitar HSS Black Over 3-Tone Sunburst (SN:0618733)

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Serial Number 0618733 - 7 lbs, 10.2 oz

All Frieman guitars are custom ordered and built by hand. Dave chose premium woods 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 Vintage-S.

This guitar is made with Jescar FW47095 nickel silver fret wire.

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 Vintage-S.

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. Vintage-S 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 Vintage-S bridge features vintage style bent metal saddles combined with a 2 point Fulcrum and Steel block paired with locking vintage inspired tuners.

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 Single Coils feature Alnico 3 magnets and the middle pickup is a Reverse Wound Reverse Polarity (RWRP). This allows the 2 and 4 pickup selector positions to be Hum Cancelling.
  • 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.

Certificate of Authenticity
Dave Friedman and Grover Jackson carefully inspect each guitar prior to shipping. A serial numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Dave and Grover is included.


  • Alder Body w/ Black Over 3-Tone Sunburst Finish
  • Select Eastern Hard Maple Neck w/ Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Classic+ Hum Bridge Pickup, Classic Single RWRP Middle Pickup, & Classic Single Neck Pickup
  • Bent Metal Saddles
  • Case & Certificate of Authenticity Included

Get your Friedman Vintage-S Electric Guitar HSS Black Over 3-Tone Sunburst (SN:0618733) from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Category Solid Body Electric Guitar
Number of Strings 6
Body Style Vintage-S
Scale Length 25.5"
Number of Frets 22
Body Wood Alder
Neck Wood Select Eastern Hard Maple
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Pickup Configuration H-S-S
Color Black
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Hard Case
Weight 7 lbs, 10.2 oz
Series Vintage-S
Warranty Info:

Hand-Wired Amps: Limited Lifetime Warranty

Runt: 5-Year Limited Warranty

Pedals: 3-Year Limited Warranty

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