If you’re after a cheap semi that looks iconic from a distance, you’ll be hot for the ‘Mickey Mouse’ cutaways, f-holes and Gibson-style tuners. It feels tough and plays smooth, with a manageable neck profile and familiar scale. The body has a slight tendency to pull away when seated, but it’s so light you should be standing anyway.
Trev Wilkinson’s played a blinder with his twin ’buckers. We got the best results cranking the volume on the neck and peeling off some lazy rock licks. This setting was superbly powerful with moderate distortion too. The bridge item would eat up a solo in a live context, but doesn’t quite have the authority of its thicker-voiced sibling. Overall, though, this is one workhorse you should take for a ride.
Pros: Iconic looks, solid execution.
Cons: Bridge lacks character.