The Mutant Twin was designed as a logical alternative to playing an acoustic guitar mounted on an upright stand--the typical manner of achieving a real acoustic sound in tandem with the use of an electric guitar. Alex Lifeson(Rush) was a big inspiration in this regard, while James Hetfield(Metallica) and other guitarists still utilize this manner. Essentially, the Mutant is an electric and acoustic sharing the same body, but being independent in all other aspects. The electronics for the bottom neck are run through the normal guitar rig, as any single neck guitar would be. The upper, acoustic neck's circuit runs independently to the PA system or a suitable amplifier. Both can be played as separate guitars, with the correct strings for each 'format.' A solid mahogany body is the foundation for the electric strings, while beneath the acoustic strings and bridge lies a small chamber, fitted with a braced, energy-absorbing spruce top for much more authentic acoustic response. The Mutant is lightweight, and only 1" wider than a regular Fender Strat body. It is amazingly easy to play and get around, with the neck spacing slightly widened from the two prototypes to the production models.