Make it a double: Double Guitar!

In honor of Fly After 5 becoming a bi-monthly publication, we’re here to bring you twice the Lancaster County fun. That means twice the music, twice the food and twice the arts and culture. Be on the lookout for our first two issues Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.

You know what’s twice as cool as a standard single neck guitar? A double-neck guitar. C’mon, you really should’ve known that one. Twice the rock!!

Just take a look at Jimmy Page’s famous “Stairway to Heaven” solo. Presumably “Stairway to Heaven” would’ve been 50 percent less cool had Page used a single-neck guitar.

Double neck guitars allow guitarists to access a wider variety of tones, different tunings or bass notes in their solos, but mostly they’re just cooler.

Here’s Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls and his double bass to prove it.

And a double neck guitar is perfect for a man with two jobs like Scott Topel, Wyndridge Farm’s cider maker and musician. Read more about Topel in our Choice Cuts feature from August of 2015. (And look out for more Choice Cuts coming in future editions of Fly After 5. Shout out to Michael Sirianni of BUZZ.)

Here’s Topel playing a double-neck guitar on his arrangement of “Chava’s Song” by Michael Hedges.



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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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