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 looks to include man-made woods for decorative features like the bridge, rosette and binding.
Solid Koa Top
The M1 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.
Elegant Ebony fingerboard
The M1 Koa has a very elegant C profile neck, made from a beautifully matched mahogany. The M1 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 Electronics
The M1 Koa is fitted with Fishman Pre-sys pickup. 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 has a volume, contour and phase control, 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.
Pro-featured acoustic at an amazing price
The M1 Koa is a guitar ahead of its class, the Merida made machine heads offer impressive tuning stability and accuracy and have rubberised tighteners for better grip, useful under the hot lights of a stage. The guitar is strung with D'addario acoustic strings, which are some of the best sounding acoustic strings and have surprising longevity.
Manufacturer Merida Extrema MODEL NAME M1KOA BRAND Merida HEAD SHAPE Merida MACHINE HEAD Diecasting-black HEADPLATE Man-made ebony HEAD MAR MOP 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 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 Gsmini BODY DEPTH 82-102 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 BRIDGE PIN Black SADDLE Bone END PIN / JACK Metal/Black STRAP PIN Metal/Black PICKGUARD No PREAMP FishmanISY201 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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