Rapolas Grazys wanted to create a guitar that connects the past and the future while also giving a nod to his home of Lithuania, where black amber from the Baltic Sea is harvested. The construction of the guitar is a single seamless piece of darkened sapele...
Rapolas Grazys wanted to create a guitar that connects the past and the future while also giving a nod to his home of Lithuania, where black amber from the Baltic Sea is harvested. The construction of the guitar is a single seamless piece of darkened sapele wood for the body and neck with an ebony fretboard and 25.5 scale length. The neck is reinforced by two rods of carbon fiber. The sapele has been routed out in the body to house the 4.4 pounds of Baltic black amber, with a 5mm rim around the inlaid amber rocks. Baltic amber is over 45-50 million years old, produced by the pine trees which grew in Northern Europe and around the Baltic Sea. It is also considered by many to have therapeutic properties due to its high level of succinic acid, a compound said to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. The fact that the Baltic amber is millions of years old is humbling to say the least when you pick this instrument up to play. The guitar as an instrument is a joy to play, with a very fast and striking response to notes and chords, from the rigidity of the amber. The neck has a rounded profile, with large frets that give way to fast riffing. The pickups are Lace Alumitone humbuckers, and rounding out the looks of this one of a kind guitar are gold hardware and a 24 karat gold Lava Guitars headstock logo.
- Base material: black amber (2kg./4.4pounds), approximately 45-50 million years old
- Body material: 9 pieces sapele, maple and walnut neck-trough
- Fingerboard material: ebony
- Back cover: stainless steel
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Neck reinforcements: two carbon fiber rods
- Body finish: high gloss
- Pickups: Lace Deatbucker (N) & Lace Alumitone (B)
- Nut: graph tech
- Nut width: 43mm
- Bridge: Tuneomatic
- Tuning machines: Hipshot locking
- Controls: volume & tone control / push-pull, 3 way pickup selector
- Hardware color: gold plated
- price by request