... one of the most underrated tone-wood species for instruments, I had thought that way forever. I really like Danelectro guitars and think one of the secrets of their unique (to me "magical") tone might be the use of poplar. But had no chance to try a tele/strat built with a poplar body till now. The chance suddenly came to me the day before yesterday thanks to the incredible bargain by our friend/ great pickup builder Rob Di Stefano, who crafted it, the poplar/rose tele (pics below), for the incredible bargain sale at classified page here. I bought the guitar Friday and could open the box Saturday (1day priority free shipping! lol), and now Sunday morning, I'm still playing it. Yes that's right, I couldn't stop, didn't sleep, had to keep playing it even unplugged all night. The guitar became my number 1, plugged (through fabulous Cavalier Fat Lion set) or unplugged, it's the number 1. If you also are interested in a poplar body, you shouldn't hesitate to try or own one!