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Lucem Custom Design Spirit Animal with onbaord Tracktion synth

Lucem Custom Design Spirit Animal with onbaord Tracktion synth  ·  Source: Lucem Custom Design/Facebook

The latest guitar from Lucem Custom Instruments features a fully functional soft-synth by Tracktion Corporation in the form of organic synthesizer BioTek 2!

Lucem Custom Instruments Spirit Animal

UK-based Lucem Custom Instruments is fast becoming one of my favourite boutique luthier-built guitar brands, so much so that I had to put them in my Top 5 Guitars of 2018 article last year.

Lucem Custom Instruments Spirit Animal

Lucem Custom Instruments Spirit Animal

BioTek 2

Well, they have certainly upped the ante for 2019 by launching its new Spirit Animal model. No, not just because it looks pretty stunning. The icing on the cake here is that it has a built-in softsynth, Tracktion’s BioTek 2,

The onboard BioTek 2 can be controlled via the X-Y 5” touchscreen pad on the front of the guitar. Its all controlled via a Raspberry Pi and needs no extra hardware to control it.

Lucem Custom Design Spirit Animal with Tracktion BioTek 2

Spirit Animal with Tracktion BioTek 2 onboard for the ride

Pushing Design

None of the build details of the Spirit Animal have been released yet. But once we have more information I will update you all. Lucem Custom Designs reckon a little bit of magic went into making this guitar come into being. You can check it out on their Facebook page below, as it is not currently listed on their main site.

This UK guitar company is one of those on my radar at the moment and I am keen to see what will come up with next. I love the way they do guitar design. They’re not following the herd but actually innovating and pushing forwards – with style.

You can check it out at the Tracktion’s NAMM booth 14201 this weekend.

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this is a pretty bad name for an ugly piece of shit