A while back I ran a Fan Post asking for readers to vote on which guitar they think I should buy: an H44 Stratotone or an Airline Map.
Anywho, I went with the Taxicab Yellow H44 and I couldn't be happier with the choice. I'm running it through a classic tweed Weber 5E3x2 Fender mock-up (built through a kit) and the damn thing sounds like a horn section from hell. The amp is a copy of a 57' Fender Twin and I have the tone set up around 7 with the volume at 4 and it's already cracking through with some insane distortion on hard cords and double-stops. The H44 seems like it's about 1/2 the size of a Les Paul but it's about twice as thick and for whatever reason, pound-for-pound, it gets more out of each note than any guitar I've ever played before. This may be the best deal for a guitar you can get. I can't recommend it enough...especially when played through a kick-ass 50s-era vintage tweed tube amp. Screw the British Invasion, 50s American tubes are where it's at.
PS: The clip above is of a guy jamming on the H44. Listen to the first turnaround...it's a damn horn section.