Also kind of curious, how big of a no-no would it be around these parts to route a Concord 1 for a tremolo? And it wouldn't be a Strat style trem FYI, but it would be a Fender tremolo.
And if you are going to use a real Fender trem - I would go for the one they put on the US deluxe models. Those along with locking tuners really do the job. The bridges on the MIM, MIK, MII and MIC are all just show peices, they will not stay in tune with any real bit of trem work.
maybe this is a silly question... if you are considering routing out for a trem, do you not have a concord I already?
or is this a theoretical kind of alteration of, an imaginary guitar or a possible future acquisition?
if you are looking to increase it's value for resale, then most alterations from original tend to decrease value to collectors. but, they may also spur interest in other persons to which the brand is not already known.
if it is your guitar, then i say, make the guitar what you want it to be, and jam out!
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No I don't own one, more of just and idea I was kicking around. The main reason I asked about if it would be looked down upon to modify it, is that a few other forums I'm on (non-Westone) people can get very...upset when it comes to irreversible mods like that. Especially if it's vintage instrument. I know Westone's aren't necessarily fetching big bucks right now...and as far as resale, I more then likely would never sell it.
I'd play the guitar for quite a while though before settling on if I wanted to put a trem on it. I'd want to be sure that I really get along with the feel of it.
To be honest I've only ever played a Westone once, a year or so ago in a store. I think it was a Concord model, pretty sure it wasn't the short scale one though. I'm basically trying to thin out my current gear and get a some what inexpensive but good quality guitar I can make my main gigging one.
I've been waiting for one to pop up on eBay or Craigslist for a while now.
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If you desire a Concord with a trem, look for a Concord II-T.
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lol...I know many that are like this with Fenders. Sort of why I asked, at least it's only an ideawestcoaster wrote:Theres a special place reserved in the depths of hell for anyone who screws up a Westone. Every day is a tuesday and you're forced to endure hoax's intoxicated stream of consciousness on a constant loop for eternity. It could be entertaining though.
The only "problem" with a Concord II is the longer scale. I really do prefer the 24" length.
Like I said though, I only wanted some opinions for now. I don't foresee modifying one (even if I had it now) any time soon. Shoot maybe it would be nice to have a guitar with a hard tail!
Thanks for the thoughts and opinions everyone
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I'll have to check out that Stetsbar again. Thanks.