It's an American Telecaster with a double cut-out. I like it - maybe because its an American Telecaster, or maybe because I like Double Cut guitars. All of my other Telecasters are imports from one country or another. I prefer double-cuts because they (usually) give me better access to the entire neck. This one sort of does that, but the neck join isn't really any less in the way than a regular Telecaster. In truth, the set neck Telecasters have better neck access. But I still like this one and think it's cool. You may disagree and think its an abomination. I don't care. Beyond the extra cut-in, it is very much an American Telecaster and does not disappoint in playability or tone.