This Larada USA Master Series guitar features a roasted basswood body, paired with a gorgeous roasted and figured maple neck, paired with an ebony fingerboard. Each piece of wood is hand-selected, with great attention paid to quality and weight.
Master Series Laradas come equipped with Tosin Abasi’s signature Fishman Fluence pickups, Hipshot Tuners, and D’Addario NYXL strings.
This is a wonderful instrument, and I feel very luck to have it! :)
It looks great, feels great, plays great, and most importantly sounds great!
Things I love in particular:
The neck is super smooth and the neck/body joint is completely seamless. Playing on the upper frets has never been easier!
The truss rod adjustment wheel is so easy to use. I was able to quickly straighten the neck to my liking.
The locking tuners feel great and are very precise.
The battery lasts forever and is really easy to recharge.
Positions 2 and 4 sound really great for a humbucker guitar, thanks to the magic of Fishman!
The black/gold style is stunning. The matte sections feel super smooth.
The shape is great and feels comfortable in any playing position.
My only negative feedback would be that the nut slots weren't cut deep enough. This made pressing the first frets harder than necessary, and the minimum action higher than I like. I have nut files so I was able to fix this, but it's not something most players can do... (Abasi: please address this on future guitars, there's no reason to have such high slots.)
So overall, an exceptional guitar. Congratulations to the Abasi team, you've really made something special here! :)
It’s been a year since I have been craving this particular guitar. Every time I attempt to acquire one, it gets sold out within seconds of the launch. After a prolonged waiting period, my efforts finally paid off and I managed to get one.
I am beyond thankful and grateful to @abasiconcepts for creating this unique guitar. Special thanks to Marshall and Ivan Chopik for their kindness and exceptional efforts that led to getting my hands on it.
The guitar have far exceeded my expectations in terms of it’s amazing sound and how elegantly it’s been put together. A musical piece of art.
It feels light, easy to play, sounds full and with Fishman pickups, it is very versatile and can range from clean, crunch to heavy sounding effortlessly. It definitely can handle different kinds of genres and playing styles. The golden hardware tuners and tremolo are beyond amazing, the Hipshot Locking Tuners are very unique and modern looking.
The hard case is light, slick looking and modernly stylish. I cannot get enough of how easy it is to recharge the battery without opening any covers.
The effort that goes into making these beautiful instruments and knowing how the Abasi behind the scenes crew care about their products and value their customers have converted me into a lifelong fan and customer. I managed to get 2 more Abasi guitars; Blue Larada 6 and White Legion 7. Definitely worth every penny.