This is an unusual design because it has the benefits of multiple pickups without actually having multiple pickups. How’s that work you say? The single lipstick style pickup is mounted on a slide that you can move from bridge position to neck position, or anywhere in between. It really does make a difference in the tone (just listen to the video). It’s also unusual in that the box has one large sound hole where the pickup is mounted, and the box itself is a very rough surface. There are both volume and tone controls and it sounds amazing played as an acoustic unit or plugged into an amp.