Supposedly they’re a few definite steps down in quality from their normal budget line (ie where they’re getting the $450 price from).$269 ain’t bad to get yourself a good modding platform!
That said, I’ve never played their placenta line of guitars, so they could be a bloody mess for all I know.
Hardware is as low end as you can find but it does work as it is supposed to. Pickups don't sound too bad. Tuning machines are really crappy. Neck had a spot of rough grain on it that I had to hit with scotch brite but the satin finish feels good. Strings were a 1/4" off the neck at the end of the fretboard and it had reverse bow. No idea what the size of the neck pocket is I am not taking it apart. If you are modding and only use the wood body it is a bit pricey. Yet again I will say you should save your money and buy a better bass/guitar. I just had to have something that will make noise through my bass rig and this works but is not any better than the other cheap made in China stuff.
It doesn't matter.. whatever lame brain thought that one up is probably in the unemployment line with the guy that thought up the robot tuners.I'm glad I'm not the only one that read that as "placenta".