Lap axe is travel guitar.
Welcome to the Lap axe™ website and thanks for dropping by!
The Lap axe™ is a versatile short scale electric travel guitar with a variety of features to please guitarists of all levels. The most obvious of features at first look is it's ¾ scale size. This provides an opportunity to take the Lap axe™ with you wherever you go and play in different situations, including as a carry on practice instrument for those long flights. And even longer stop-overs
With most brands of travel guitars, the short scale neck creates limitations with tuning. We have thus come up with two designs. Our Deluxe model Lap axe™ that we ship and recommend to be tuned a minor third above (G,C,F,Bflat,D,G), to achieve most precision tuning results possible for this scale, and the new slightly longer Lap axe EX series, designed for standard tuning . (see below photos and descriptions of both models).The Lap axe™ Deluxe, the first series to be released, is equipped with 2 mini Humbucker pickups providing versatility in tone and control. A single volume and tone control with a three way toggle switch gives the player a chance to acquire a variety of sound to accommodate a wide array of styles. Check out our media room to see both in action!
The new Lap axe EX series( seen below), has been designed for standard tuning while maintaining portability.
With a total length of 61 cm and a weight of just over 1.5 KG, this guitar is highly portable. The EX series will
appeal to the working musician who is looking for a great portable practice instrument that will also double as an alternate performance instrument.
Our Twin mini Humbuckers combined with the finest hardware and a solid mahogany body and neck gives you a beautiful tone no matter what style of music floats out of your fingertips.
The Bell Brass hardware in several finishes gives each Lap axe™ a great appearance and the choices of Rosewood, Maple, and now bocote fingerboards allow the guitarists to choose the feel they prefer. The body and neck are made of one piece solid mahogany giving the Lap axe™ a solid feel and great sound. A wide array of custom tops are also available. The Lap axe™ can be used with an array of applications such as Amplitube via the Irig interface adapter on your iPad or iPhone, or use it with the new iKlip with iGigbook as well as with a prepamp or portable affect such as the Korg Pandora PX4D or the Korg mini Pandora, or the line 6 pocker pod.
All of these applications make traveling with your Lap axe™ a wonderful and easy way to practice, record or to just have fun!
We have also found the Lap axe™ to be a great performance instrument as the versatility in sound and portability makes it easy to take to your gig .If you are a serious guitarist, or just out to have fun with making music, the Lap axe™ is a "must have" addition to your music equipment.
With Best Regards,
Pepijn and Bill.