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The brand, helmed by Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi, has previously focused on different configurations of its Larada shape, including the Space T, which utilised the shape to create a futuristic take on the classic T-style guitar. The Larada shape is distinctly modern and ergonomic, with dramatic curves and an even more dramatic top bout, that swoops into a deep cutaway on the lower horn.
The Emi, as you can see, is no less dramatically-styled, being essentially a double-cut reinterpretation of the Larada.
Emi will be available in six-, seven-, and eight-string configurations, with the seven-string version notable for being the brand’s first seven-string with a floating tremolo.
The guitar shown by Abasi Concepts in the announcement on social media also features two Fishman pickups, as well as a single scale length rather than a fanned fretboard – this could be related to the presence of a tremolo, and so it’s possible the guitar will be available as a multi-scale instrument.,
The Emi follows the introduction of Kaizen, another double-cut guitar by Abasi, however made instead in collaboration with Ernie Ball Music Man rather than his own brand.