Clean chime and spank. 50's has it. I was slightly un-inspired by guitar recently and I realized it needed some adjustments. I tweaked the truss (to get a little fret buzz--yup, I like me some fret buzz) and moved the pickups a little closer to the strings... this helps me get amp breakup a little earlier and gives the higher notes a little more body. I'm very, happy with the way this thing sounds now. These minor adjustments have staved off the temptation to make any mods.