Abasi Concepts, the company run by Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi, has unveiled three iterations of its first electric guitar, the Larada. The models, now available for pre-order, are the Larada 8 flagship, the Space T and the Larada 6.
The Larada 8, billed as the guitar that Abasi plays live and in the studio with Animals as Leaders, is offered at a base price of $2,399. The guitar features multi-scale fanned stainless steel frets; individual string saddles; Hipshot Griplock tuners; a Graphtech nut; signature Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi pickups; 5-way switching, single volume and compound radius from 16 inches to 21.5 inches.
The Larada Space T remote referencing, offered at the base price of $2,469, features standard stainless steel frets; a Wilkinson-style bridge with 3 T-saddles; Vintage Hipshot Tuners; a bone nut; Fishman Greg Koch signature pickups; 3-way switching; 1 volume + 1 tone; dual voice mode; a compound radius of 10 inches to 14 inches and a scale length of 25.5 inches.
Finally, the Larada 6, which has not yet been revealed, is offered at a base price of $2,399. Guitar features include stainless steel frets; a floating bridge without fine adjustment; Hipshot Griplock tuners; a Graphtech nut; Fishman Fluence pickups; a compound radius of 16 inches to 21.5 inches; a 25.5 inch scale length and 5-way switching, single volume.
All models are customizable with a variety of tonewood options for the body, neck, and fingerboard, as well as hardware, finish, and pickup choices.
The Larada, which has already found a fan to John Mayer, can be pre-ordered herewith a lead time of 10 to 12 weeks on all orders.