I've just did my first gig with a Jerry Jones Longhorn...and I'm VERY impressed. A couple of years ago I did a gig with a Danelectro Longhorn and though it sounded okay, it had a "cheap" cheesy sound to it. The Jerry Jones is really in a whole other class. The tone is buttery thick and very defined even if it is a short scale. I played through a Thunderfunk and Bergantino NV610 placed on gramma pad. The venue was a large auditorium, which normally has tendency to be boomy, but the Jerry Jones sat perfect in the mix...At first the sound guy and my band mates laughed at it, but as soon as it blossomed throgh the PA they all flipped. Though it doesn't have the growl of a full scale, it has a punchy warm defined sound, that seems very addictive. It is ofcourse ultra light and very easy to play because of the short scale. Can't wait to hear it through the Whappo Jr. I have on order.