The Lindo Black Fire SE (Special Edition) pushes this successful range of guitars even further. Featuring a black walnut finish, addition of locking tuners and a high-quality piezoelectric/microphone blend preamplifier system. At the headstock you’ll find a special laser-cut metal Lindo logo and metal fire decal. The trademark eye-catching ‘fire’ inlays are across the fretboard mark the key fret positions which, from end to end, culminate at the 12th fret with the meeting of the flames.
The Auditorium shaped body with Venetian cutaway looks stunning and also provides easy access to all 21 frets. The satin black walnut finish looks and feels incredible. It also provides a pleasing contrast with the natural walnut bridge and fretboard. All in all, this pure combination of walnut is a marriage made in heaven and provides excellent tone and sustain. The black walnut neck features a maple wood inlay stripe which adds some brightness to the tone. Furthermore, complimenting the maple wood binding on the fretboard, body and headstock.
The Lindo Black Fire SE is equipped with smooth-action 1:19 ratio locking geared machine heads which are finished in chrome. The locking mechanism ensures your guitar holds its tune well by preventing string slippage. It also makes string changes quicker and easier, as they require fewer winds of the string.
The BS5M preamplifier with piezo/mic blend system gives you the option to blend the sound from the under-saddle pickup with the sound from the microphone. The microphone is situated inside the guitar body and the piezo under the bridge saddle. This dual function is perfect for a slimmer body guitar with a cutaway. The internal microphone enhances all the low-end warmth, whilst you can retain the clarity of notes and introduce more treble with an increased mix of the piezo.
The preamp also has a 5-band EQ which means you have slider controls at your fingertips. Your EQ includes bass, low middle, high middle, treble and presence. There is a master volume to control the guitar’s overall output when connected to an amplifier or PA. The added notch filter control allows you to cut frequencies within a range of 100-500 Hz.
The tuner is chromatic and is displayed on a backlit LCD with LED illumination for all controls. So as well as being able to easily shape your sound, you can check the guitars tuning wherever you are and in any lighting conditions.
There is also the feature of the dual output using either a jack lead or balanced XLR. Plugging into an amplifier, mixing desk or an audio interface has never been easier. Ideal for gigs and high-quality home recording.
The ‘phase’ button is exceptionally handy, as it can help to reduce feedback by synchronising the guitar’s sound wave with the amplifier’s sound wave. Often, the natural sound wave produced by the acoustic guitar can be out of phase with that of the amplifier. You will hear the difference because an ‘out of phase’ tone will sound tinny and unbalanced. Where as an ‘in phase’ tone will be fuller and warmer.
|Pick-up||Piezoelectric and microphone|
|Machine Heads||1:19 locking with chrome finish|
|Truss Rod||Two way|
|Strings||Steel (light gauge)|
|Top Material||Black walnut|
|Side Material||Black walnut|
|Back Material||Black walnut|
|Binding Material||Maple wood|
|Accessories||Padded Gigbag and Allen key|