• What are the specifications of our guitars?
    "Route 66" guitar neck.
    ·         The width at the nut - The nut width is 43 mm
    ·         the width of the neck at the base – 56.8 mm
    ·         the radius of the fretboardboard – Between 14” & 15” but closer to 14”
    ·         mounting of the neck to the body (wood screws or metal inserts) - metal
    ·         nut material (plastic or bone), etc. - plastic
     
    Cal Classic:
    ·         Fretboard radius: Approximately 14”
    ·         Fret wire size: 2.4 mm
    ·         Pickup routing configuration in the body: 5-position switch fir 1st position; 1st & 2nd position; 2nd position 2nd & 3rd position; 3rd position
    ·         Nut width: 42 mm. String spacing at the bridge: The distance from the 1st string to the 6th is 51.5 mm, so the distance between strings is about a hair over 10 mm.
    ·         Neck thickness at nut, 12th fret: 41.5 mm @ nut;  53mm @ 12th fret

    Specific Customer Questions for Both Types of Guitars:
    ·         The tuners or machineheads are chrome and “filled-in”
    ·         Fretboards are Rosewood

    Retro vision guitars:
    ·         Fretboard radius: Approximately 14”

  • What are the testing procedures for Route 66 Solid Body Electric Guitars?
    Route 66 Solid Body Electric Guitars:
    •    Visual inspection for blemishes
    •    Truss Rod Neck tightening or loosening
    •    Nut Height Adjustment
    •    Saddle/string height adjustment
    •    Intonation (set the string length):
    •   Sanding the frets if necessary
    •   Knob adjustments if their numbers are too far out of alignmen
    •   Functional playing test of electronic components to check each pickup & knobs 

    California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitars – Same as above, plus:
    •  Tremolo (set against body but not too tight)

  • What does Distortion refer to?
    An undersized change in a wave form or signal. A distortion is the alteration of the original shape (or other characteristic) of an object, image, sound, waveform or other form of information or representation. Distortion is usually unwanted, and often many methods are employed to minimize it in practice. In some fields, however, distortion may be desirable; such is the case with electric guitar distortion. The addition of noise or other extraneous signals (hum, interference) is not considered to be distortion, though the effects of quantization distortion are sometimes considered noise. A quality measure that explicitly reflects both the noise and the distortion is the Signal-to-noise-and-distortion (SINAD) ratio.