This Larada USA Master Series guitar features a unique "Solar Storm" finish - a deep burst on the edges with gold flakes reflecting in the light. This nitro cellulose finish features checking lines, as well as some light relic'ing to complement the age cracks. It sports a roasted flame maple neck and a 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.
Lucky enough to snag this relic that truly exceeded expectations in terms of playability, sound and comfort. You can tell lots of thought has gone into the design and you get some of the best design ideas from other luthiers and brands on this guitar. This fanned fret design gives balanced equal tension on each string, which fits perfectly into your hand without adjusting your posture. It’s also a factor in the phenomenal tuning stability of the guitar as I play with extreme weather. Despite its obvious djenty shreddy application this is a very versatile guitar for some of my modern jazz applications. The cleans sound like big chimes, the rhythms are full and brutal but controllable as the Fishman pickups offer an endless amount of possibilities. This is the only 8 string that's easy for me to go between 6 string to 8 string without too much thought. If you have $3K+ to invest these instruments are true pieces of art and very inspirational to play.