The SIDEJACK series are based on the 1960’s MOSRITE. Mosrite guitars were made in USA and began gaining in popularity in the early 1960’s with the help of The Ventures. Its distinctive shape features a reversed-Stratocaster look. The Sidejack is available in many different models and colors.
The "HB" version has coil-tapped Alnico Hot-10 Humbuckers. Pull up the tone knob to get the surf tones, push it back down for full on humbucker blues/rock.
Posted by Matt (The Lurids) on 1st Aug 2015
I ordered the Sidejack HB DLX to use on a surf album I was planning after watching the amazing video posted here. (Watch it, if you haven't yet.) I received the guitar on June 26th...I wrote, mixed, and released the album one month later. From scratch! I do credit the guitar for a lot of this, since it was both very comfortable to play and had THAT surf sound right out of the box. Once I had that sound rocking, the inspiration just hit...
That's not much of a detailed guitar review, I know. I will say that when I first got it I tested it with a few different amps/settings on a KPA to see what it could do. It handles straightforward rock extremely well, and I even dialed in a killer metal tone. I was not expecting this at all! I'm confident I could use the Sidejack on any recording project in my studio, it is that versatile.
For the surf tones, I did switch to flatwound strings and pulled up the tone knob as recommended. Unreal! The stock tremolo, once I got used to it, was ideal for surf guitar.
It's a tremendous value at this price, and looks hot to boot. Get it, you'll be very happy! A great investment.