LAVA MUSIC ME 2 Freeboost BK

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Compact Steel String Guitar with Pickup

  • Ideal as a travel guitar
  • With FreeBoost technology: Uses the back of the LAVA ME guitar as a speaker - reverb
  • Delay and chorus effects can be played without an amplifier
  • One-piece, injection moulded AirSonic carbon fibre construction for better physical conductivity, with fuller tone and longer sustain
  • Tolerates temperatures between -20 to 90 degrees Celsius and humidity from 10% to 90%
  • Top: Extra stiff Super AirSonic carbon fibre composite - particularly thin and resonant
  • Fretboard: HPL (High-Pressure Laminate)
  • Scale: 597 mm (23.5")
  • Nut width: 42.9 mm (1.69")
  • Nut: TUSQ
  • 18 Frets
  • Pickup: L2 with Freeboost Technology
  • Bridge material: HPL (High-Pressure Laminate)
  • 21:1 Aluminium alloy machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: Elixir 16052 .012. - .053
  • Colour: Black
  • Gig bag included
available since June 2020
Item number 493655
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Model Parlor
Top Carbon
Back And Sides Carbon
Cutaway No
Fretboard HPL (High Pressure Laminate)
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Pickup System Yes
Colour Black
Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes
Design Travel Guitar
Frets 18
Pickups 1
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A compact carbon fibre acoustic guitar

Thanks to its short scale length of 597 mm (23.5") and compact form, the LAVA Music ME 2 Freeboost BK is the ideal travel acoustic guitar. The instrument itself is an entirely new concept: Made from carbon fibre and equipped with the unique Freeboost technology, this guitar has some very special features that you won’t find in the same form anywhere else on the market. The carbon fibre construction results in a full and rich sound with plenty of sustain, while providing the high level of strength associated with this material. The Freeboost technology turns the back of the body into a speaker, while adding integrated delay, reverb, and chorus effects. This impressive system is loud enough for playing at room volume, without ever having to plug into an amp! Of course, you can also use the internal L2 pickup to connect to an amplifier, mixer, or similar if you want to use the ME 2 Freeboost BK on stage or in the rehearsal room.

Robust construction

The injection-moulded AirSonic carbon fibre construction is extremely resistant to the elements and can withstand temperatures between -20 and +90 °C, and humidity levels of up to 90% - unthinkable for a guitar made from traditional tonewoods. The extremely thin and resonant top, with the sound hole on its bass side, ensures a clear sonic projection. This is also where you’ll find the USB port, a microphone for picking up percussive playing techniques, and a switch to activate the chorus and delay effects. The controls for the reverb effect, on the other hand, are located on the top panel of the guitar and include effect level and master volume. And because the Freeboost technology transforms the back of the body into a speaker, the effects can be heard even when not connected to an amplifier.

High-tech steel string acoustic sound

With its extremely sturdy compact carbon construction, a neck that’s been through the PLEK process for improved playability, and its integrated effects, the LAVA Music ME 2 Freeboost BK is recommended for anyone wanting to be treated to a unique guitar experience, both at home and on the go. And, with its striking matt black finish, it is certain to be an eye-catcher on stage too. Other impressive features include the elegant aluminium tuners, a TUSQ nut, and a high-pressure laminate bridge which provides tuning stability and great intonation all along the neck. The ME 2 Freeboost BK comes from the factory equipped with a set of high-quality .012 - .053 gauge Elixir strings. You even get a gig bag, perfect for protecting your instrument when you are on the move.

About LAVA Music

LAVA Music is a Chinese brand that develops and builds musical instruments, such as guitars and ukuleles, in a completely new and modern way. The use of moulded and robust materials, for example, enhances durability and weather resistance, and also makes it possible to modify their shapes from those of conventional instruments, which have evolved only slightly over the years. In addition, many instruments from LAVA Music also come with state-of-the-art pick-up systems that exceed the functional range of conventional systems. So, if you are interested in the use of modern techniques in instrument making, LAVA Music is a go-to outfit.

Limitless inspiration

Regardless of whether you are using the ME 2 Freeboost BK in the living room, in your hotel room while on a trip, in the rehearsal room, in the studio, or on stage at a live gig, the possibilities are virtually endless. You’ll be surprised how convincing the AirSonic carbon fibre construction sounds, and it can then further be enhanced by the integrated effects. All this, of course, is possible without ever plugging into an amplifier thanks to the Freeboost technology. In addition, the "PLEK’d" neck enables effortless chord playability due to the pleasantly low string action, as well as offering soloists easy access to notes in the upper octave.

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30 Customer ratings

22 Reviews

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not that great
Mike18 18.11.2020
I have mixed feelings on this guitar. I feel like the freeboost system is a bit overhyped. i cant even hear the difference in the raw guitar sound and the chorus mode on max volume. i can barely hear any effects when strumming the guitar. the sound of the guitar is good though. a bit harsh in on the high end, but it resonates well. i feel like the sound can be better when you change the strings for strings with a warmer tone. the guitar is very loud for its size. the playability is great but the tension on the low E string is low so drop tunings are not great. although i am impressed by this product i feel like this is not worth my money but might consider buying the electric version without the freeboost system for traveling when the pandemic is over.
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A beast, as people say
Emil Vakhitov 05.06.2021
I like this guitar. It is pretty loud, and the effects are amazing. It is a pleasant thought that the guitar does not have to be made of wood to sound good. It is also lightweight.

Cons - not a big deal, but could be improved:
- The effects could be louder.
- The frets could be smoother.
- Tap tempo for the delay effect would be more preferable that a turning knob. But I know it is fixed in the Pro version, although it is 2 times more expensive.
- Micro USB for charging - it could be USB Type-C. It is USB Type-C in the Pro version, AFAIK.
- No pockets in the case (for strings/picks/lyrics sheets/charging cable/...).
- Being lightweight is also a drawback for me, because you have to hold it tighter with your hands in comparison to heavier normal-size guitars.
- As the body is quite small, it is not very comfortable for my right arm - hard to rest it on the guitar, my arm has to flow it the air. Normal-size guitars are more comfortable.
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João Salgueiro 01.03.2021
Fist carbonfiber guitar......SIMPLY IN LOVE.
Great sound e reallu cool details.
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Just the best travel guitar ever!
Gladis 16.09.2020
Great feel, well made, it won’t mature in sound obvs and it’s sturdy feel, in place electronics and build detail do it for me.
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