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Ordered by Mike Rutherford during the 1986 Mike and the Mechanics tour.
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on how and why that approach was originally developed
It also incorporates an original Nelson semi-solid internal substructure design employing multiple sound chambers with integrated tone block elements. The benefit of this is to help increase both the more desirable "acoustic guitar-like" qualities like better defined attack response, increased detail clarity when playing chords, balanced low end and an increase sense of spaciousness with the sustain, power and complex voice development often looked for in a solid-body type. The trick is to blend them and bring out the best in both without compromising either. This requires more that the usual amount of care in structurally tuning the body, but the results are well worth it.