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AXOLOGY: Super-Vee Double-Locking System for Strat

The Super-Vee is the first “drop-in” double-locking vibrato system of its kind. Designed exclusively for the Stratocaster, it requires no modifications to your guitar’s body or neck.

The Super-Vee uses patented Blade technology that, unlike the typical pivoting-fulcrum design, provides frictionless action. As a result, it won’t wear out and always returns to perfect tune.

The system has individual height-adjustable saddles, deep fine tuners for quick drop-D tuning, a low profile for ease of playing, heavy nickel plating and a side-locking nut to eliminate string pinch.

Prices for the Super-Vee range from $229 to $259, and component parts can be purchased separately. The system comes with do-it-yourself installation instructions, or Super-Vee will install the system and set-up your guitar for $85, shipping included, with a three-day turnaround.

The SuperVee system can also be adapted for other models. Check out the company’s web site for more information and options.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.