Of all the Fly guitars you built, which were your favorites?
I love ALL my children, of course!
My true faves have spruce or cedar bodies, so in spruce (one-piece of sitka spruce from out your way) it would be the “Artist” if you need the magnetics, and the “Concert” if you don’t.
Cedar bodies were so very few, maybe 10?
The awful problem was the human respiratory reaction to the nice cedar closet smell that murders moth larvae in their sleep, ya know?
Many of us suffered terribly in the shop when we made cedar guitars, and of course it would have been madness to ignore it.
Maybe the most heartbreaking event in our company’s story!!
My other favorite is the “lowly”, base model, the “Deluxe" using a poplar body.
Most of these were painted solid colors, as the poplar has its own color stripes which nobody thought looked good, it just isn’t the belle of the ball in the wood appearance contest.
We did make a few special ones, maybe 50 or 60? that had transparent green finishes and featured especially lovely looking material. These are cool, and signed by me, kinda trying to dress them up and make them a special edition.
We called them “Tulipwood", as the species is usually known as “tulip poplar", named for its extravagantly beautiful flowers,
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