- Inspection and Set-up
- Humidity Care
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LAVA ME 2 - Future Evolution
We believe the future of the guitar can be better than the past. They should be lighter, more durable and easier to play, giving you more of what matters the most - Great Sound, without fear of climate change. This belief finally came true with the introduction of the LAVA ME 2.
Material and Soundboard - Reinvented. From the inside out
The revolutionary BreatheNet Honeycomb add a sense of hierarchy to your performance.
Combining the strongest and most efficient mechanic structure with the acoustic simulation design.
Each honeycomb has different height and thickness based on its mechanical function.
It generates extraordinary sound even with just a slight pluck. The curved honeycomb structure keeps providing a sonorous and clear sound.
- 1.4mm Thickness
- 15% Lighter
- 70% Stronger
- Curved honeycomb structure
A new breakthrough for AirSonic carbon fiber composite: The Super AirSonic Body material has the same weight as AirSonic but 20% Stronger. A thinner, lighter soundboard with a higher flexural modules has been created, to produce a brighter, clearer sound.
Introducing the FlyNeck. The neck with parametric design. The idea behind FlyNeck was to design and build the most comfortable intuitive guitar neck possible. The structural geometry of the FlyNeck was achieved by tracking the different forces on the neck during the shifting of positions whilst playing the LAVA ME 2. We carefully designed the neck profile, adding or removing materials as necessary to ensure the FlyNeck would fit your individual playing style without you even noticing it.
The most advanced fret machining system, easy and comfortable to press. The Plek PRO machine is the most advanced guitar fret machining system on the planet. Designed to ensure the best string action available, this state of the art process removes any potential intonation issues and allows the LAVA ME 2 to have an advanced level of playability and sound quality straight out of the box. After simultaneously scanning the surface of the fretboard whilst simulating the strings tension, it then cuts the frets with an accuracy of 0.01mm. Plek Pro's high accuracy cutting assists the LAVA ME 2 in achieving it's exceptional tone and comfortable playing position.
- 0.01mm - High accuracy cutting
- 2.1mm - Low string action
- Parabola - Fret radian
300% Stiffer. Always works for you
LAVA MUSIC re-designed the neck structure of the LAVA ME 2 and reinforced it with 2 Ultra Stiff carbon fiber rods. This FlyNeck is 300% stiffer that the previous generation as a result, giving longer lasting durability and enhancing the overall playing experience.
The world’s leading unibody guitar. The revolutionary one-piece injection moulded technology.
LAVA MUSIC invented the first one-piece injection moulded LAVA ME guitar in 2017, revolutionising the design, materials used and manufacturing process of the modern guitar. This technology allows us to not only make the shape more comfortable to hold but also significantly reduce the use of glue, whilst retaining excellent levels of acoustic performance.
Works in all Conditions
Unlike wood, which tends to warp in changing weather conditions, the Super AirSonic carbon fiber body material of the LAVA ME 2, can adapt to changes in temperature from -20℃ to 90℃ and humidity of 10% - 90%. Whether you’re in a desert or polar region, the LAVA ME 2 will always work for you.
Introducing the L2 preamp system with Freeboost™ technology
Playing with effects without plugging into an amp.
The all new technology on the L2 preamp allows the back of the guitar to be utilised as a speaker. Turn on the preamp anywhere, anytime and play freely with built in Reverb, Delay and Chorus, all without the need for any cables or an amp.
The L2 preamp now utilises a percussive sound receiving mic. It enhances and embellishes the percussive sounds created, with or without plugging in.
LAVA ME 2 bag - Introducing the Ideal Bag 2, lighter and ultra portable
The size of Ideal Bag 2 is now 20% smaller than the first generation. The inside of the Ideal Bag 2 fits the LAVA ME 2 seamlessly, ensuring the safety & stability of the guitar at all times and is included with every purchase of the LAVA ME 2
- 1.7kg lightweight and portable
- L2 Freeboost technology, playing with effects without amp.
- Super AirSonic carbon fiber body works in all conditions
- BreatheNet Honeycomb keeps providing a sonorous and clear sound
- The most advanced fret machining system, easy and comfortable to press
- What’s in the Box ? - Including following items
- Micro-USB charging cable
- Cleaning cloth
- Ideal Bag 2
- Ideal Pick Mix
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.