This Larada USA Master Series guitar features our new 2021 Art Series "Monarch" artwork design embedded into a rich, arctic white two-sheen gloss and matte/satin finish. It comes with an Okume body, paired with a roasted eastern hard rock maple neck and richlite 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.
1500 characters isn't enough to describe how much I love this guitar, but I'll try to keep this concise.
In my 13+ years of playing guitar, this is the most comfortable one I've played to date. I'm primarily a 6 string player (and had my doubts about 8 strings at first) but the transition from 6 to 8 has been painless. This is the 2nd 8 string I've owned but it blows the 1st one out of the water. If anything, this guitar has helped clean up the way I play. The Fishman Fluence Tosin signature set pickups are amazing, but honestly playing this guitar unplugged is also a joy.
The guitar itself is slim, the cutouts are perfect so the guitar sits nice and close to my body (I'm a heavier set guy), and it's light and balanced. This is the first guitar I've owned where I can play sitting down without a strap and still feel comfortable. So if you're after a comfortable guitar, this is it.
I cannot describe how much I love this guitar and what it means to me. I've wanted an Abasi guitar for a couple of years and this was well worth the wait. Before the Memorial Day release (which is when this guitar came out), I wrote down specs of an Abasi that I wanted; including the art design (I didn't want a solid color). This guitar came SO close to what I wrote down that I knew I had to get it.
All in all, if you're thinking about picking one up, I strongly recommend it. If you're primarily a 6 string player, do not worry about the extra strings. Just play it and you'll get used to it.