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    New Luke II owner - But why doesn't the case fit ?

    Hi all !

    Just bought my first Luke II - I've had a EVH a few years back and figured it was time to get a new guitar

    I am VERY happy with it - I am in the process of setting it up to my personal taste with EB010's - Has anyone measured the height of the tremolo ? I just want to find the right spot for string tension/spring tension

    Below I have posted a few pics of the beauty - and yes i like the colour BUT - is it the right case for it ? if you look in the pictures you ca clearly see that the case is too big for that little body on the guitar. Is this correct ?

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    Congrats! A beauty!
    About the case, it seems to be the good one.
    But there are others here who know this for sure!
    Enjoy!
    Ernie Ball MusicMan Luke III HSS PDN 2012 Honey Burst

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    The case is deliberately sized that way - it actually results in less damage to the guitar if there is a shock. Search through the forum archives and you'll find some older threads about it.

    As for the trem, the factory specification is 3 mm gap behind the trem, and looks like this!

    New Luke II owner - But why doesn't the case fit ?-tremsetup-jpg

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    Hi and welcome!
    The trem should be set up in a way that you can bend up a minor third on the G-string.

    Cheers
    Mikey
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    Congrats , you're gonna love that guitar,

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    Welcome to the forum - love the matching headstock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    The case is deliberately sized that way - it actually results in less damage to the guitar if there is a shock. Search through the forum archives and you'll find some older threads about it.

    As for the trem, the factory specification is 3 mm gap behind the trem, and looks like this!

    New Luke II owner - But why doesn't the case fit ?-tremsetup-jpg

    And welcome to the forum family!


    Thank you for great info ! And the 3mm is for guitars with 010's ?

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    Luke's normally ship with 9s. But for ten's that's what I would do too. Try it and see. It's not critical. Set it where you like it.
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