Lava Guitars announces the Lava Drop line.
From the company:
Lava Guitars are created by a Lithuanian industrial designer and musician Rapolas Gražys. The Lava trademark was founded by him on the principle of cross pollination between the fields of acoustics and precision craft. The output is innovative and forward-looking high-end gear that subtly amplifies the skill of a capable musician.
Lava Drops are shaped after actual physical drops to give some tangible ergonomic enhancement for a player to benefit from. These guitars are made via an exclusive technological process utilizing a choice solid piece of wood. Thus every Lava instrument is molded as a unique sculptural piece with artistic care and vision that has a value to it and adds to your stage presence. Each guitar has a vivid work of art personality compared to conveyor belt replicas. Combined with avant-garde technological know-how it is capable of advancing instinctive originality of even a seasoned instrumentalist.
Body core patterns of tree growth rings of mahogany, maple, merbau and ebony lumber are revealed clearly on display – a picture of undisguised naturalism. Just as in music itself that these guitars serve with same clarity of prolonged notes, subtler degrees of tonal character and variable musical harmonies. Elegantly streamlined forms of the slim guitar body provide functional and ergonomic benefits for a musician. Aviation grade aluminum alloy sparkles in contrast to matte volcanic rock inlays on the guitar neck. All that multiplied by master luthier care and craftsmanship transform the instrument into a collector's piece. Lava-drop electric guitars line is the immersive result of lifetime inspiration from nature combined with cutting edge technologies.
Lava Drop X
Lava Drop X The most cutting-edge model in the Lava-drop line and a tour de force technology-wise it is handcrafted from a sturdy block of rare Merbau wood. Master shipwrights do select this timber for vessels that ought to withstand more extreme conditions due to its high degree of natural durability and strength. Tonal character is warm and full. Aircraft grade aluminum alloy contour perfectly balances the guitar body and instills aesthetic elegancy into this unique instrument affirming its premium status. Its fatigue strength is higher and it has particularly good resistance to divots and even marine atmosphere and saltwater corrosion. Also this model features 24 jumbo frets and is incrusted with genuine petrified volcanic lava flow inlays. An integrated laser MIDI controller will captivate your audience with various stage setups while connected to either a computer, pedal or a synthesizer. Included in the package you will find a power supply unit and CV/MIDI Lava converter which connects to your computer via USB port. Unique feature: You are able to change your fingerboard played chords with laser technology configuration that is in a class of its own. Equipped with 1 bridge "Lace deathbucker” which has a coil split. Has two different pickup combinations and tone/volume control. Perfect for rock, electronic music, blues, hard rock tunes.
Lava Drop Plus
Ultra thin and therefore light electric guitar. This fine instrument has been crafted from a single elect piece of American/European Maple tonewood and decked out with upmarket Ebony fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets and Schaller tremolo bridge. The guitar propagates clear, rich and bright tones and has extra long note sustain. Perfect for rock, blues, country, and funk tones. Geared up with two Lace Alumitone humbuckers that are splittable —the guitar has six different pickup tone combinations.
Lava Drop Minus
This deluxe fretless instrument is handcrafted from a solid piece of high quality Sapele wood. The guitar has very slim, attenuate and ergonomic body weighing only 3kg (0.47 stone). It is envisaged to serve as an uninhibited and spontaneous source of innate musical creativity while your fingers slide smoothly and uninterrupted from around one Ebony wood fingerboard side to another exploring those micro tones. With this electric guitar one can sound totally different and recognizable. Perfect for jazz, world-music, slide bluesy tunes or may be even a distinctive style to be invented by yourself. Fitted with two Lace alumitone humbuckers that are splittable – the guitar has six specific pickup tone combinations.
Every guitar has a truss rod and two carbon-fiber inlays inside a neck.