Sporting easily the warmest tone of all the guitars on display here, there’s scope to utilise the Rockingham in both the jazz and rockabilly scenes. For full chords and single-note licks, your tone is full and very convincing, even though fatter semis such as this one rarely twang.
With no tuning issues to report, we found we could wiggle and waggle the Bigsby with abandon and, although the big body does get in the way of upper fret access, it’s a joy to both play and listen to.
Bridge then neck pickups:
Pros: Authentic looks; decent tonal variety; price, especially considering the included hard case.
Cons: Roller saddles would be nice.
Verdict: If you’ve hankered after an affordable big-bodied semi, you must try this beauty.