This Spectre Deluxe Jr. is a straight up tone machine. It features a single Lollar Goldfoil in the bridge position with a volume and a tone control. The guitar top is beautifully figured, bookmatched cherry backed with alder. Admittedly, the flame in this top inspired the single pickup configuration. I wanted to cover as little of it as possible! I find cherry tonally similar to red maple, lively and responsive to its player. The 25.5" scale provides a snappy tone and extended low end response.