Although the name would lead you to believe that the Widow Maker Bass
was strictly for playing bass, it can just as easily be used to play lead guitar, making it a good option if you're looking to free up some space, but find yourself mostly playing as a solo artist (alternately, you could also try TAC's Double Range
guitar if you're concerned with aesthetics).
The Widow Maker is designed similar to a bass guitar, so if you've never held one, it might throw you off a bit. The neck is a little longer and the fret buttons are more spaced out, which is helpful for big-fingered players. Compared to the stock guitar, the buttons don't feel as mushy and have a nice responsive "click". The new neck contours easily making this one of the more comfortable guitars I've played with. I have a tendency to grip the neck a little too hard to make sure I have a good grip; with the Widow Maker, the neck has a slightly heavier feel, so I found myself loosening my grip a little more. The only major layout issues are the strum and whammy bars, which felt a little too close together for my tastes.
I can't tell you the number of times I've tried to either show off my wireless guitars or get a game going only to be slammed with the embarrassment of having to find new batteries. The power management systems on the Widow Maker are a godsend. There's a red LED that will let you know that your batteries are running low. There's also a PowerThief Mode that will automatically turn the guitar off after a long bout of inactivity.
One of the Widow Maker's more interesting features is the 360FLY function. Using a big clip that attaches to your belt, you can snap the guitar into place and twirl it around like ZZ Top. It doesn't do much for the actual performance, but it's a fun addition - at least if you're tall enough to keep the guitar's head from hitting the floor.