Lava Music Blue Lava Acoustic comes complete with onboard reverb, chorus and delay effects. But unlike the previous models, this new budget version is a lot cheaper. As it comes minus the touchscreen, the cost is much more wallet-friendly.
Lava Music Blue Lava Acoustic
The Lava Music Blue Lava Acoustic is available now and in two versions. One is the FreeBoost-equipped version, the other a full standard acoustic edition without the added technology and effects.
FreeBoost is Lava Music’s system for amplifying sound without the need for an additional amplifier. It works by turning the rear of the guitar into almost what could be deemed a speaker. This paired with the L2 preamp pickup system should help with projection and make the guitar heard more easily.
Then the onboard guitar effects provide you with added depth. These include Chorus, Delay and Reverb, all perfect for enhancing your sound whilst playing.
Both models come in a new Walnut/Frost finish and look almost identical. Lava Music uses an HPL material (high-pressure laminate), which they state offers all-day weather resistance. I guess if you play outdoors a lot then this could be a consideration, but it is not high on my list of requirements when buying a new guitar. As I live in the UK, we don’t tend to suffer from huge temperature changes and issues with moisture. They could make a great travel guitar though, as they are around 3.7 lbs and measure 36” in length.
Each guitar comes with an ergonomic neck shape, a thin heel and a 2.3mm string height. All these factors are aimed at making them comfortable to play.
What is missing?
These models are missing some of the high-end features of their siblings. This includes the touchscreen that I mentioned earlier, which is a large part of the cost.
Also on the chopping block is the Lava Music 4-MASS technology. This is used on the higher-end models to aid “the vibration dynamics of the top, body, neck, and internal air, making them resonate in perfect unison to produce a full, bright tone.”
By losing these two features, they have managed to shave a lot of money off the price. Making these two new models very affordable and putting them within reach of more musicians. I would guess that most people would want the Blue Lava FreeBoost version with the added effects and L2 preamp system though.
LAVA MUSIC Blue Lava Orig. Freeboost WH
LAVA MUSIC Blue Lava Orig. Acoustic WH
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- FreeBoost or Acoustic?: Lava Music
- Volume, Reverb and Effects knobs: Lava Music
- A lightweight, weather resistant travel guitar: Lava Music