Concord 1 body thickness

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Concord 1 body thickness

Post by WonderCouncil on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:31 pm

Pretty simple question, what is the body thickness on a Concord 1 guitar?

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.

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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:34 am

If you are going to do it, just be really carful with the measurements. If it is routed off a bit, then you may not be able to intonate it. I would also look at the overall string spacing on the current bridge and compare to the replacement to make sure the strings "track" down the neck the same.
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.

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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by gittarasaurus on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:24 pm

concord body measures ~1 3/4" thick

maybe this is a silly question... if you are considering routing out for a trem, do you not have a concord I already? scratch
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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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by WonderCouncil on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:10 pm

Thanks for the input and info! Smile

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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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by westcoaster on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:17 am

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.

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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by Barry on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:47 am

My advice is, don't!
If you desire a Concord with a trem, look for a Concord II-T.

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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by WonderCouncil on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:58 pm

westcoaster 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.
Shocked lol...I know many that are like this with Fenders. Sort of why I asked, at least it's only an idea Razz

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. Smile 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 Smile

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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by eyebulger on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:25 am

You could always put one of these on it Twisted Evil
https://stetsbar.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=HDTM&keywords=all

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Re: Concord 1 body thickness

Post by WonderCouncil on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:00 am

I had forgotten about those. There's also the Washburn Wonderbar and of course Bigsby. But those would both require drilling.

I'll have to check out that Stetsbar again. Thanks.

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