Re: FS: Sims Custom Shop SURF GREEN Single Cut - Carved Top - Hardtail
Several people have asked me why we chose to go with Poplar and what does it sound like. Poplar is a stringy, dense, yet lightweight hardwood that is unusually resonant. Poplar, when used in solid-body electric guitars, has an exceptionally crisp sound, often described as "spirited" and "bouncy" - even "funky."
I took this decription from Fender's website.......
"One of the softer hardwoods, its very resonant with a meaty tone. This wood is being used by many electric guitar manufacturers as a substitute for alder as it is quite similar in tone."
So its used in alot of Fenders and quite a few Jacksons from the mid to late 80's & Carvins in the mid to late 80's, Ibanez's Prestige S2170, Parker Fly's, etc just to name a few.