A radical departure from the ordinary, Stumpy was designed from a blank sheet to be as ergonomically correct as possible. The unusual shape is optimally balanced while playing with a strap, over the left knee or the right, while providing excellent right arm support. A master volume and pickup selector switch are close at hand, while the headless 24 jumbo stainless-steel-fretted neck gives unparalleled upper register access. It utilizes a Steinberger R-Trem vibrato bridge, rock maple neck, leopardwood body wings, and GFS '59 PAF pickups.