When I was a youngin. I learned to play on an old Silverstone guitar in the 70's/80's. I think it had mini's It sounded AWESOME !!! The ONLY dude in school with a better SOUNDING guitar was buddy with a MIA Strat he inherited from his uncle. It might not have LOOKED all glammy like the other pointy guitars, but it had great tone. Took peddles great as well.