So, the kids came to visit for their spring break, and amazingly enough, I was able to get my ex to let them bring their guitars (I bought Strikers on the old forum & fleaBay as their first guitars for them back in 06/07 before her & I split) down here for repair & setup. Now keep in mind: it all fell apart in a short time after I came back from deployment, so not only had I never had time to get these set up, but they've been sitting in cases or collecting dust with no use or maintenance for nearly a decade now...
So now the real problem:
My oldest's (14) Kramer is most certainly a Striker of some vintage, however it's previous owner(s) "customized" it- including the addition of a Floyd II. This is causing a problem for setting it up, as the block seems to be too short for the depth of the body. The springs are hitting the bottom of the cavity route, and in fact are almost popping out of the block.
Now keep in mind: I know this is no classic show queen, but it does intonate & play as decent as it could be expected to. Aaaaand... It's of sentimental value, so I took it to a reputable shop where I'm friends with the owner, and he looked through his parts, and his catalogs (sp?
) , but couldn't find a block to fix the issue.
Any help appreciated- pics attached for reference/amusement...
BTW- if someone can confirm what the exact model is that would be cool. He's wanting me to find a cavity cover for him too. Thanks!