- Sep 23, 2021
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One of my challenges with roasted birdseye, is that I think it works best with no inlays...and I do need inlays. And, yes: I'm sure. After 30+ years of playing guitar, and owning all types of fretboards, I do need inlays if I want to enjoy myself. 😂
Yeah, I definitely get that. Black inlays would probably work well, though! But I also don't think birdseye always works well with a figured top wood because than the fingerboard and body are kinda fighting for attention. I guess it depends how "bling-y" you want to go.
I could go back and forth and be totally happy with the Delos (and until the bevel-delete option came out last week, I'd have still picked the Delos for this sort of aesthetic)...but I'm really starting to dig the swept-forward, almost-offset look to the Lyra, as well as the lack of the front-mounted strat-style jack plate.
And, dang...I'm normally not a huge fan of the Holdsworth-style headstocks, but...it...I...does it really work here?
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I'm typically not into the Holdsworth headstock either, but it's definitely working in that mockup! I think there's a nice balance with the longer upper bout of the Lyra running into the "short" side of the 2+4 headstock. A reversed 6-inline headstock might look pretty good for the same reason.