Fans of arty aethetics and luxury looks could do worse than having a exploratory strum on one of these three new Trevor Wilkinson-designed models from Italia.
The showy double-cutaway Modulo Tipo 3 (£449) sports a triangular scratchplate, a Tolex back with pearloid guitar-shaped back plate and comes in red or black sparkle.
Go beyond the razzle dazzle and it features a Agathis tonewood body, a Wilkinson vibrato bridge and a soapbar P-90-style bridge pickup.
The slightly more refined hollow-bodied Fiorano (£549) has a spruce top, chrome hardware, rosewood fretboard and a distinguished, fuller tone via a pair of Wilkinson W90 Dog ears.
Lastly, a discerning bass - the Imola 4 (£569) - with chambered Korina body, canny f-hole/scratchplate design, 22 medium jumbo frets, two Wilkinson WBJ pickups and two stylish finish options.
All the specs at www.jhs.co.uk/italia