Friedman has taken the tube amp market by storm on a worldwide basis. The instant players plug into a Friedman amp there is something familiar - but there’s more - that special something that makes them want to keep playing - and then own one, regardless of cost.
In reality, an amp is just a set of parts - capacitors, resistors, wire, transformers, potentiometers and switches etc... Individually, none of these components deliver the “Secret Sauce” that makes a Friedman amp a Friedman. The secret sauce is, in fact, simply a series of choices made by Dave Friedman, using his trained ears, 20-plus years of experience working on amplifiers and the highest level of craftsmanship. Which parts? What value? Used where? Connected how? In which configuration? These answers, and Dave’s painstaking attention to every nuance is what delivers the tone players seek. This high standard is the reason Dave himself bench tests, plays and signs EVERY amp before it leaves the shop.
So why discuss amplifiers in a guitar sales sheet? Because it is this same relentless perseverance that makes Friedman guitars so special. Many people know Dave’s history of working on amplifiers and building rigs for rock’s elite players. What most people don’t know is that Dave’s passion and knowledge of guitars is just as deep. Dave has been consulting for and advising guitar companies in the background for years.
This wealth of knowledge is infused into the new Vintage-T Collection. Just like every Friedman amps, in their raw state, Friedman guitars are just wood, frets, tuners and pickups etc... The “Secret Sauce” is all of the subtle choices Dave made, then brought to life by legendary guitar builder, Grover Jackson.
Plug into a Vintage T and you will be inspired to play and keep playing. A carefully seasoned mixture of the familiar and that which is new.
The Vintage T solidbody electric guitars are the result of a collaboration between tone guru Dave Friedman and legendary master luthier Grover Jackson. Crafted in the USA from beautifully aged hardwoods, finished in a thin nitrocellulose lacquer with Friedman custom-wound pickups and Plek’d-finished fretwork, these guitars deliver vintage tone with modern playability.
Dave Friedman is the man behind the signature tones of rock icons Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens, Jerry Cantrell, Phil X and Bill Kelliher to name a few. Dave Friedman has been building, modding and repairing music equipment for many of the world’s biggest stars for the past 25 years. Friedman’s innovative designs and meticulous attention to detail has made him legendary in the world of professional touring musicians while earning him a loyal clientele from all over the world.
Grover Jackson has been a name synonymous with high quality USA made guitars for decades. With over 40 years’ experience and having made guitars for many of the top guitarists in the world, Dave has entrusted Grover and his wealth of knowledge to make these fine instruments. Grover is personally involved in every step of the creation of Friedman Guitars and hand selects each piece of wood, oversees paint, custom Friedman electronics and final assembly.