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Licensed vs. Authentic

Many people are unaware of the difference between a licensed system and a genuine Floyd Rose tremolo.  There are dozens of manufacturers that have used our patents to make their own systems, each with varying dimensions and materials.

How to tell:

An authentic system will have our logo on the top of the base plate.  In addition, German-made systems have a stamp on the bottom stating "Made in Germany".  The Special and 1000 Series will not have a stamp, but can be identified by the logo on top of the system.  

The licensed systems will normally bear the phrase "Licensed by Floyd Rose Patents".  This means that it is not manufactured by Floyd Rose, but is licensed to an OEM to make their own.