CANADIAN HARD MAPLE NECK -The Canadian hard Maple neck provides power and stability as well as contributing a warn, beefy and punchy tone with a strong upper midrange. Dense and rigid yet with just the right amount of tactile flexibility, it responds sensitively to your picking attack and slapping techniques with plenty of articulation and power. 2BAND ACTIVE ELECTRONICS -The two J-style single-coil pickups and 2-Band active electronics provide a wide range of sounds for a variety of playing situations and musical genres. Whether you play jazz that demands increased dynamics or hard-popping modern funk that requires bright and fast compressed attack, the active electronics EQ adds sonic versatility so you can adapt to virtually any playing situation. ERGONOMIC NECK JOINT -Designed and implemented to facilitate easy access to the upper register of the fingerboard, the new Ergonomic Neck Joint increases playing comfort while reducing tendon stress and awkward wrist and finger positions. Now you can solo away and reach the highest notes with confidence as well as greatly improved playability.