PRICE: £1,899 (inc case) ORIGIN: UK TYPE: Double-cutaway, offset chambered body hardtail electric BODY: 2-piece American ash (chambered) NECK: Quarter-sawn roasted figured maple, standard C profile, bolt-on SCALE LENGTH: 648mm (25.5”) NUT/WIDTH: Bone/42.7mm FINGERBOAR­D: Roasted maple, rectangula­r black acrylic inlays, compound 254-305mm (10-12”) radius FRETS: 22, medium (Jescar FW55090) HARDWARE: Gotoh SB-5115-001 Strat-style hardtail bridge with block steel saddles and through-body stringing, Gotoh SD-91 vintage-style split-post tuners – nickel-plated STRING SPACING, BRIDGE: 53mm ELECTRICS: Cream T Eliminator humbucker (bridge) and P-90 soapbar single coil (neck), 3-way toggle pickup selector switch, master volume and tone controls WEIGHT (kg/lb): 3.18/7 OPTIONS: F-hole, Bare Knuckle Boot Camp Old Guard humbucker/P-90. Choice of pickguard and pickup mounting ring colours RANGE OPTIONS: St John Elite (£2,399) adds figured (quilt/flame) maple top with a range of top colours over natural back and sides. St John Ltd (£2,699) adds chambered mahogany back to the Elite – both with Bare Knuckle/Cream T pickups LEFT-HANDERS: To order, same price FINISHES: Trans Bright Blue (as reviewed), Trans Black, Trans White, Natural, Candy Floss Pink – thin satin nitrocellu­lose to both body and neck

PROS Chambered lightweigh­t build; hardware and pickups; wide versatile voice; great neck and playabilit­y

CONS Not everyone will like the satin-only finish; no vibrato

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