I have pretty small hands, so playing the short-scale model really makes a difference in terms of wide fingerings and getting around on the fretboard. I was playing a Les Paul before this, so the rosewood neck really feels comfortable. The sound is great, but mostly after I plopped a Duncan in the bridge pickup position. A great guitar for the money.
Model Year: 1990
Where Obtained: E.U. Wurlitzer (Boston)
Semi-solid, 23 frets, rosewood fingerboard, two humbucking pickups, two volume and tone control knobs, 3-way pickup selector, tune-o-matic type bridge, stop tailpiece, pretty standard configuration
The bevel on the neck is very flat, and I have the action set extremely low. A friend of mine had one and I played his and completely freaked out. I can really motor around this fretboard.
It's a jazz guitar so it doesn't distort particularly well. I replaced the neck pickup with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup and when I play it clean through a Boogie, it's warm and just sings.
So far, so good. No truss rod adjustments, no bad frets.