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Old 12-13-2021, 02:09 PM
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Some Lava-like elements here:

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Not much to go on just yet - it looks like they're gearing up for an actual launch.
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It'll be interesting to see where they go with this. Given the 36" length and the image they show:

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the lower bout must be around 13-1/2", body length is around 17-1/4" and the scale length is 24". So it has about the same scale length as an Emerald X7, but a smaller body by about 3/4" in both the lower bout and body length. And the 3.3 lb is quite a bit less than the 4.1 lb of the X7. But who knows if this is the final version. Could be a nice travel size guitar.

The bit about the electronics is interesting too. Evidently you'll be able to add reverb and sustain and other interments via Bluetooth. Kind of sounds like a HyVibe of sorts.

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They say they are world’s first unibody guitar…hmmmmm??
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They say they are world’s first unibody guitar…hmmmmm??
That caught my eye too - I think Emerald might have something to say about that, from what I know of their construction methods.
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The preamp seems reminiscent of the recent Lava Me preamps.
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It is also carbon compression molding like the Lava instruments. While the impervious nature of the material is probably just as good as cured fiber/ resin builds (more expensive and more beautiful IMO), I wonder if there is any difference in strength?
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Reasonable (if not particularly detailed) review here:



And a much longer one here, which I have not watched yet:

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