He got it for a great price from the Sam Ash in Huntington because it was an odd color, Razzberry. His mom took one look at it and gave him grief. Meanwhile, he had a vision, and it included some Volkswagen flower decals. He made modifications.
The first time I saw this, I expressed delight at how freaking cool this thing looked.
I suspect the Daisy guitar people saw Ed at a random gig of one of his small town Long Island band gigs and were inspired.
It is still pretty darn cool.