Merida is one of the most innovative and exciting acoustic guitar makers in the world. Merida looks to combine design ingenuity with classic luthiering. The solid Koa top is a testament to Merida's desire to provide high-end features in brilliantly priced guitar. With one eye on the future and the impact on the environment, Merida look to include man-made woods for decorative features like the bridge, rosette and binding.
Solid Koa Top
The GACE Koa sports a beautiful solid Koa top and laminated Koa Back and sides. The solid Koa top provides a real shimmer to the acoustics sound while the laminate Koa back and sides help to balance out the tone. The solid Koa top will also evolve over time to produce a more pronounced mid-tone. The dark Koa grain adds a real maturity to the look of the guitar allowing the player to imprint their own personality on the guitar and not the other way around. The GACE Koa features a curved cutaway for better access to the higher frets for those looking for more lead-oriented playing and the jack also doubles as the rear strap holder.
Elegant Ebony fingerboard
The GACE Koa has a very elegant C profile neck, made from a beautifully matched Koa. The GACE Koa's neck is like silk, hugely playable and sports an Ebony fingerboard with vintage style compact frets. The inlays are Mother of Pearl and are smaller than normal for a more modern look, there are also top dots for easy navigation. The nut is made from bone for the most authentic sound and lasting quality.
Fishman Presys 101 Electronics
The GACE Koa is fitted with Fishman Pre-sys 101 Pre Amp. Fishman is the world leader in pickup technology and at this price point, it is a steal to have a Fishman powered electro-acoustic. The Pre-sys 101 has a volume, 3 Band EQ (Bass, middle & treble) and a phase button. The phase allows you to have greater control over the open nature of the pickup helping to reduce or cut out any live feedback. The Pre-sys has a built-in tuner with an LED indicator that cuts out sound when in use so not to subject your audience to re-tuning.
Pro-featured acoustic at an amazing price
The GACE Koa is fitted with Merida's own die-cast tuners which provide tuning accuracy and stability. The decorative touches give the guitar a balanced and mature feel. This guitar is the perfect step up for beginner or great for an electric guitarist looking for an acoustic with a fully accessible fretboard. The sound through the pick-up and unplugged is balanced and has the quality of a guitar way above its price tag.
Manufacturer Merida MODEL NAME OMCE Koa BRAND Merida HEAD SHAPE Merida MACHINE HEAD Diecasting-black HEADPLATE Man-made ebony NUT 43mm Bone NECK MATERIAL Mahogany Scarfed NECK HEEL Mahogany TRUSS ROD Double ADJUST WAY Soundhole NECK SHAPE "C"Shape NECK THICKNESS 1F:20.5mm / 8F:22.5mm HEELCAP Man-made ebony F/B MATERIAL Man-made ebony F/B SIZE 43MM-55MM（0-14F） F/B BINDING Man-made ebony NUT WIDTH 43mm NO. OF FRETS TOTAL 20 NO. OF FRETS CLEAR 14 SCALE 596mm BODY SHAPE Grand Auditorium BODY DEPTH 82-102 CUTAWAY No CONSTRUCTION Dovetail Neck Joint TOP MATERIAL Solid Koa BACK MATERIAL laminated Koa SIDES MATERIAL laminated Koa BRACING Factory standard x scalloped BLOCK MATERIAL Mahogany LINING Spruce BACKSTRIP PLATE Spruce SOUND HOLE Man-made ebony ROSETTE (IN Man-made ebony BODY BINDING Man-made ebony BRIDGE MATERIAL Man-made ebony BRIDGE SHAPE Merida style SADDLE Bone PICKGUARD No PREAMP FishmanPSY101 COLOUR Natural Gloss TOP FINISH Natural Gloss B&S FINISH Natural Gloss NECK FINISH Natural Gloss HEAD FINISH Natural Gloss FINGERBOARD Oil Finish BRIDGE Oil Finish STRINGS D'Addario EXP16 Light
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