Lava guitars are created by a Lithuanian industrial designer and musician Rapolas Gražys.
He is a professional industrial and product designer focusing on an interdisciplinary approach to sound and design. The LAVA trademark was founded by him on the principle of cross pollination between the fields of acoustics and precision craft.
The output is innovative and forward-looking high-end gear that subtly amplifies the skill of a capable musician.
The concept of LAVA
Lava Drops are shaped after actual physical drops to give some tangible ergonomic enhancement for a player to benefit from. These guitars are made via an exclusive technological process utilising a choice solid piece of wood. Thus every LAVA instrument is molded as a unique sculptural piece with artistic care and vision that has a value to it and adds to your stage presence. Each guitar has a vivid work of art personality compared to conveyor belt replicas. Combined with avante-garde technological know-how it is capable of advancing instinctive originality of even a seasoned instrumentalist.
Body core patterns of tree growth rings of Mahogany, Maple, Merbau and Ebony lumber are revealed clearly on display – a picture of undisguised naturalism. Just as in music itself that these guitars serve with same clarity of prolonged notes, subtler degrees of tonal character and variable musical harmonies. Elegantly streamlined forms of the slim guitar body provide functional and ergonomic benefits for a musician. Guitar body smoothly nestles as a cat on a lap. Gold and black details of the instrument and ebony fingerboard remind of those timeless lava flows set in stone. Aviation grade aluminum alloy sparkles in contrast to matte volcanic rock inlays on the guitar neck. All that multiplied by master luthier care and craftsmanship transform the instrument into a collector’s piece.
Lava-drop electric guitars line is the immersive result of lifetime inspiration from nature combined with cutting edge technologies.