Yesterday at first look I thought it was extremely ugly. Today it looks a little better. I wonder if there are acoustical reasons for the shape. Probably negligible. Why not just shape it like a regular acoustic. A feedback monster that would be untamable for a rock and roll band but if it weren't for the feedback and if it had a hot bridge pickup I'd bet this guitar would cover a lot of rock territory. If it weren't for the feedback I'd consider it.