No matter how you dress it- the MotorAve BelAire sounds huge, and like all of Mark’s guitars... is designed to be played loud. Stylistically, the pick guard is a nod to the thinline telecaster. The F-hole is a sharp reaction to the Rickenbacker cat’s eye. The body is double bound like any self respecting fancy guitar should be. With a Bigsby and Filtertrons, the BelAire may resemble a Gretch (even with your eyes closed). While the BelAire is the same basic size as a 335, they are not constructed in the same way, and for this reason they sound quite different. The variety of inspirations that make up the BelAire have resulted in fairly multipurpose chassis. Out fitted with your choice of tailpiece and pickups, the BelAire lends itself to many styles.