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Old 09-29-2019, 09:13 AM
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Did some extensive checking around today and see there are a number of brands of guitars that use essentially this same idea and system. There are also sellers of the internal system that requires installation on whatever guitar you use.

The only external system that doesn't require extensive installing seems to be the Tonewood Amp.

All of them cost about the same $200-$250. So depends on your needs, if you like how it works. If you use several guitars, the Tonewood, but it usually attaches outside the guitar and looks a bit odd--but works great.

Dedicated one guitar person? Then maybe the installed type is attractive.

I did see one thread on with the OF660 where I "think" they were talking about actually being able to place the Tonewood "inside" the guitar because the soundhole was large enough to allow this. However, I'm not sure since none of the photos were visible to me for some reason.

I think for my likes, the Tonewood seems the way to go, but there are NO discounts unless someone happens to be selling used. I'd get one quickly then, but $250 makes me think twice since that is large percentage of the cost of the guitar itself.

Life is passing though. I may splurge as it really appeals to me for personal use vs hauling around a small amp of any kind.
Tonewoodamp also has a lot more tonal variations? Seems to me the way to go? Could put it in any guitar?
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You can also replace one of the electric guitar effects, e.g., overdrive, with chorus by a firmware upgrade. There's not much else I would need. A nice unit for my limited needs.

Waiting for a price discount through Sweetwater. Signed up on their email list and hoping they have occasional sale offers. Not sure where else I could find a discount. Musician's Friend and basically all the other major music supply companies online do not carry it.

I think I've decided, but I'm not in a rush . . .
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I just got one of these in the mail - a blue one with the Freeboost pickup. Initial impressions are very positive and better than expected.

This is a new era in guitar. The ability to dial-in an acoustic sound that you like thanks to both onboard transducer AND mic, along with reverb, delay, and chorus that comes across acoustically. Mind blown.

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I just got one of these in the mail - a blue one with the Freeboost pickup. Initial impressions are very positive and better than expected.

This is a new era in guitar. The ability to dial-in an acoustic sound that you like thanks to both onboard transducer AND mic, along with reverb, delay, and chorus that comes across acoustically. Mind blown.

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You know our rules over here in CF land...Photos!! Other than that... cool.. I am intrigued with these.
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16 frets clear of the body, very smooth high-ratio tuners that look good, semi-matte finish that feels durable, some kind of custom strap button that looks so nice. It's cool to see little details like that made custom.









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That is really nice looking...I have been checking out the videos ...I think I want one...white maybe
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iNDEED, A PRETTY GUITAR. HAS ANYONE DELVED INTO AC's QUESTION REGARDING BATTERY CHANGE?
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You want the orange one too, huh?
Haha! Nope.
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Old 10-18-2019, 06:18 PM
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Very nice concept. However if the user does not have access to the battery it's a bad concept. It's foolish to spend $700 for a guitar that will become as useless as a paper weight when (not if) the battery dies (they all do).
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And no nylon version--that's a pretty serious omission.
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And no nylon version--that's a pretty serious omission.
You just had to go there...sigh...expected though
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So does LAVA ME...mean “wash me,” or is my high school Spanish finally no bueno.
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So does LAVA ME...mean “wash me,” or is my high school Spanish finally no bueno.
Yep. The name seems fitting because you could probably do just that. I would advise to remove the electronics first though.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:46 PM
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This i really big 'oh oh'. What to do when the battery dies - they all do. Otherwise a nice guitar. But I do wish the nut width was a little wider.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:16 PM
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The full size model "Lava Me Pro" is coming out Jan/Feb next year. The free-boost system in this model has also incorporated LR Baggs system.
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