Mine was manufactured in 1999 according to serial number, well before the acquisition by US Music Corp..
Sitka spruce body, Basswood neck, reinforced with a resin composite carbon fiber / glass fiber / epoxy.
The resin is applied across the neck and the back of the body of the guitar, it works on the model of the exoskeleton of an insect.
The name of the guitar comes from this analogy. (Fly = fly in English)
24 stainless steel frets bonded to the handle,
Mechanical locking Sperzel,
Parker vibrato tremolo bridge can be set to float, or just down, you can also adjust its stiffness (softer, harder) with the knob behind the bridge vibrato.
Electronics active: two double + 1 DiMarzio Fishman piezo.
In short, we can use:
- The double handle alone
- The double bridge alone
- The two doubles, in which case they are automatically Splitter (intermediate position of its type Stratocaster).
Can be used:
- The piezo alone
- The piezo and mixed doubles.
The piezo and magnetic pickups each have a master volume and tone, we can assay the mixtures.
There is also a master volume for all microphones.
It can also signal splitter using the Y cable provides for sending the sound of magnetic pickups and the piezo in the two different processing chains.
It also comes with a good flight case.
I do not think I have forgotten much ...
Channel standard, hard to play on something else when we went through this one ...
Guitar very light, we do not feel it. As I was told a musician friend of profession: "With this guitar, you can do 12 hours of concerts !"...
Access to acute impeccable, perfectly true throughout the round.
I have read on forums that the dorsal horn could return plexus, but I have to be particularly badly screwed up because I never had this problem.
By design of the guitar, the handle requires no adjustment.
The frets are indestructible, no one in 9 years early signs of wear.
This guitar is a true Swiss army knife, you can do anything with, then it is a matter of taste, imagination and research, especially with the mix between the piezo and magnetic pickups of those.
The overall color is more "modern", the accuracy is emphasized.
All their product voluntarily or not agree, they do not forgive.
If you are looking for sound "vintage", it will not be easy.
I have 9 years, it's a stroke of heart, you love it or hate it this guitar.
In the store, as soon as I got it in hand, I realized that my bank account was screwed up ...
So, one negative: The hatch for the 9-volt battery that opens reinforcement screwdriver, while a clip could very well fit the bill ...
More importantly, it is particularly addictive, hard to play on anything once you get used to.
Ultra precise, it requires to become a better guitarist.
Since the price down but it is no longer imported into France ...
If my funds allow me again, I most certainly do it again this choice.