Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders fame has just announced the new Larada Legion range, a more affordable version of the ultra swish Abasi Concepts Larada models. Available in both 7- and 8-string versions, these guitars feature great hardware choices throughout.
The new and relatively affordable Abasi Concepts Larada Legion models feature basswood bodies and bolt-on wenge necks with a compound radius ebony fingerboard, and 24 jumbo stainless steel frets. The necks have a thin U profile, multi-scale fanned frets, graphite nuts, and a set of Abasi Concepts locking tuners at the headstock. All guitars come loaded with a set of Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi pickups.
With such high quality specs, these more affordable models should be able to handle all you can throw at them with ease.
Both 7- and 8-string models of the Larada Legion are available in Charcoal Burl with a poplar burl veneer top, as well as limited colours Blue Sage, Overcast, and Aquaburst, also with a poplar burl veneer top. All models have black hardware throughout, to offset those great finishes, and the necks have offset pearl dot fret markers. Overall, I personally really like the whole modern aesthetic of these models and think they look really good.
All the guitars are sold with a hard case included in the price. Considering the high specs of these instruments, I think the prices are fairly reasonable. If you’re looking for a well spec’d modern guitar, the new Larada Legion models are great value for money.
RRP – 7-string Charcoal Burl USD 1799, Larada 8 Charcoal Burl USD 1899 and limited colours USD 1999