I picked up a used Vinetto Legato about a month ago and I thought Id share some observations for those of you who are interested in these guitars. Im not trying to definitively define this guitar or anythingjust give you some information that I would have liked to have had when I was checking these out. Mine is solid alder, and all three pickups are DiMarzios. Build quality, fretwork, finish and the like are all superb; what you would expect from a guy with Vinces reputation. When I was looking at these guitars there were a couple of things I wondered aboutprimarily: how will those mini-HBs sound, will I like the 25-inch scale on this style of guitar, and can I live with that radius. TONE. First of all, this is not a strat replacement. If youre a strat guy who thinks the Legato looks sexy and probably similar enough to an S-style guitar, I think youd be disappointed. In fact, Ive really tried to distance myself from comparing this guitar to an S-style or a T-style. Instead, Ive tried to simply appreciate it as a pretty substantial spin on tradition. That said, the bridge PU does the T thing convincingly. The neck and middle minis are nice and smooth. The neck is great for smooth, woman-tonesque lead lines and so is the middle. Ive been surprised by how much I play that middle pickup by itself, especially for rhythm workjust the right amount of beef and cut. And probably my favorite position is neck and bridge together: killer articulation and sizzle. On a strat, I love the neck and neck plus middle positions. You dont get that with the Legato. The combination of the scale length and pickups trades the snap of a strat for smoothness. You kind of get some quack with the neck and middle but I find it too dark to be useful. It works okay when playing really, really clean, but its the one combination I havent found a use for. Again, I am using the neck, but not in a strat way. However, I do find the middle bridge position gives a little quack and is a very usable sound. I also have not been using all three pickups together because I just keep going back to neck bridge sound, but I was digging all three together the other night, and I think I might eventually work my way into using that sound. All three together is darker and mellower than the neck bridge combo. I think I'd be totally happy if I just had the duece. But I do use that middle pickup a lot, and it opens the door to a totally different sonic thing. So, even as I'm trying to resist T/S comparisons, I will say that I'm treating this guitar more like a T, but a T with something extra--the middle mini hb. In other words, I'm either playing the T combos or I'm playing the middle. I am not playing it like a strat as with a strat I only use the middle pickup in conjunction with the neck or bridge. PLAYABILITY: This thing plays great. The neck is nice chunky (this one is the 60s C), and the frets are big. Ive always played the 25 ½ scale but have had no problems adjusting to this guitar. Main differences are its a little easier to play and you trade some snap for smoothness. And most surprisingly, the radius hasnt bothered me at all. My Legato is the 7.25 to 9.5. For the past 8 or so years Ive been playing an Anderson. I think Andersons have a 10 or 12. I was concerned about the radius, especially buying blind, but I wont hesitate to own another traditionally-radiused guitar. In sum, Ive been very pleased with the tones Im getting from the Vinetto. Its fun to play and has been getting the larger share of my playing time. I think Vince has done a great thing by creating a guitar that is familiar enough not to scare us away (guitarists being the traditionalists that we are), yet different enough to occupy its own space in the guitar world. And before I get berated, I know, I know, post some pictures. Ill try to get that done. In the meantime, if you must know what it looks like, this is the exact sunburst Legato with the tortoise guard that is pictured on the Vinetto site under the Legato info.