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by GM
Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Body (original)
Replies: 11
Views: 4659

Re: Fly Body (original)

Hi again,

What is the angle between the planes of the body and the neck ? Are they fully parallel or do they vary a little ? I do not mean a fingerboard relief that would induce a little curvature between head and bottom but a kind of very open "V", nearly 180 degrees.
by GM
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Super !

Even if it may be a little less strong (by no mean weak), the bond with other layers is probably much better due to the nature of the fiber. I would have suspected it was also unidirectional to maximize strength...

It is a plus for a oneoff project.
by GM
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Hi again, In the "Anatomy of a Fly", there is a picture of a Fly, showing its back. https://flyclone.com/download/file.php?id=544&mode=view It tells about a reinforcing " 1-inch wide carbon fibre strip" I would like to know if it is really a strip of woven stands of fibre, im...
by GM
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Proprietary part fabrication aside, there isn’t anything essential to a Fly that is truly “beyond” repair or replacement - Though I think I would prefer to repair any other guitar :) Very interesting indeed. I was not suspecting this level of quality control compared to other manufacturers. On the ...
by GM
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Just for comparison, first Steinbergers did not have truss rods then but have now. For a serial production, you can let the client choose what suits him best but for a one-off, either for personal use, of for a luthier, you cannot have an inventory of "near acceptable" setup guitars. That ...
by GM
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Hi again, I have read the FAQs and also peeked at some points of the 2+ hour conference given by Parker. That's particularily because it was labeled "innovation lab" I was drawn to it and I was curiou to have other opinions on this topic. In theory, Parker's idea to reinvent the electric g...
by GM
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Still thinking further... A strip of graphite or aramide fibre, glued on the outer edge of the head, would suffice as a spring to maintain integrity of the shape. VJManzon, can you describe with more details the piano wiring system please ? I have never seen a Fly for real. A traditional truss rod i...
by GM
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Thanks for the info Is the piano wire initially stressed or does it serve as an "insurance" when the neck geometry steps out of tolerances ? Does it follow a straight or a bent route much like in a Fender neck ? Have you seen an anchoring point at the tip of the head that would serve a sim...
by GM
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Fly Neck

Is the head of the Fly prone to creep ? Have you seen, over time, an overall bending or, a deformation at the junction of the neck and the head ? Same question goes for the overall neck stability. Flies do not have a truss rod and have a relatively low Young modulus wood as core. I have read that th...
by GM
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Fly Body (original)
Replies: 11
Views: 4659

Re: Fly Body (original)

Hi, I am interested about the original Fly body as a starting point for a personal build. I do not have access to an instrument to assess its dimensions besides having to use photographs for analysis. For the moment, my main interrogations lie around overall, lowest point inside the ridge and neck a...