This Larada USA Master Series guitar features an Okume body, paired with eastern hard rock roasted maple neck, and a birdseye maple fingerboard. Each piece of wood is hand-selected, with great attention paid to quality and weight.
Larada 8 string guitars feature multi-scale fanned frets, offering a fusion of optimal string tension with uncompromised playability. Each USA Master Series Larada comes equipped with Tosin Abasi’s signature Fishman Fluence pickups, Hipshot Tuners, and D’Addario NYXL strings.
The transition from a 6 string to this 8 string master series was quite seamless. The comfortability was evident from the first few passages/phrases played. The voicings available, are such a blast to play with as well. No tone pot, but if you have some sort of band eq available, removing some high end from the neck humbucker isnt to much of a task; in retrospect to the jazzier tones i go for, the 2nd position is the gold of these pickups(in my oppinion), the chime you get is so ethereal its quite amazing, and selctive picking and thumping is so pleasant when played on the 2nd and 4th positions. Ergonomically speaking it was far lighter than I imagined it to be, which was quite bewildering. Our strandberg 6 is heavier..and thats a light quitar lolol. To conclude, just two big 👍🏼👍🏼, and a thank you to the abasi concepts team for making dreams come true!