The MIA A400ce XII is the electrified acoustic 12-string guitar by Eko Guitars, with onboard Fishman Flex Blend system. Featuring an Auditorium cutaway shape with Solid Cedar Top, 3-ply laminated Ovangkol back and sides, Okoume neck and Branko Rosewood fingerboard, this guitar is well suited for both [...]
The MIA A400ce XII is the electrified acoustic 12-string guitar by Eko Guitars, with onboard Fishman Flex Blend system. Featuring an Auditorium cutaway shape with Solid Cedar Top, 3-ply laminated Ovangkol back and sides, Okoume neck and Branko Rosewood fingerboard, this guitar is well suited for both live performances and studio recording.
EKO MIA A400ce XII OVERVIEW
The MIA A400ce XII comes in Natural color with Gloss finish and an Auditorium cutaway shape, a feature that allows the guitarist to easily reach the higher frets. The combination of a Solid Cedar top with Ovangkol back and sides, result of careful research, gives this instrument a wide and always well-balanced tonal spectrum on every single string. A remarkable feature is the presence of the Fishman Flex Blend: a high-performance amplification system consisting of a piezo and an internal condenser microphone, allowing you to capture every nuance of the guitar thanks to the possibility of gradually adding the microphone signal to the piezo signal through a Blend pot. In addition to the output volume and the Blend control, the MIA A400ce XII boasts a Tuner with display, (that can be activated by pressing the volume potentiometer) and an EQ control working in "mid-scooped" mode: set it at minimum for a flat signal, then increase it to gradually reduce the mid frequencies in favor of bass and treble, very convenient to achieve a ready-for-the-mix sound. In case of feedback, a quite common event during acoustic performances, you can invert the phase by pressing the EQ pot. All these features together make the MIA A400ce XII a suitable instrument in professional contexts, both in the recording studio and on stage.
After two decades of research, Blackwood Tek, Algam's partner since 2015, has developed an ecological process, planting short-cycle pine forests in New Zealand (Pinus Radiata), which complies with the requirements of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The production process ensures that this wood contains little moisture (only about 5%), is dense and resistant to changes in temperature or humidity. This means that it is not affected by the thermal changes that occur during transport, and is immediately ready to be used. By giving Branko Wood a darker color you get a perfect substitute for Ebony, while with a lighter color than Rosewood. Eko Guitars, part of the great Algam galaxy (which in Italy takes the name of AlgamEko), has been using Branko Rosewood on the EVO, MIA and ALPS series since 2021.
EKO MIA A400ce XII BULLET POINTS
Thickness of the lowered soundbox particularly comfortable even for girls, small people or to be played standing;
Satin finish of the neck to keep the contact between instrument and player intact, while the body maintains the shine of a hi-gloss;
In models A (Auditorium and A cutaway) 46mm nut width and 630mm scale instead of 43mm / 648mm;
Fishman Flex Blend with piezoelectric, microphone, ability to blend signals, tuner with mute, antifeedback and tone control functions.
EKO MIA A400ce XII SPECIFICATIONS
Color: Natural Body Shape: Auditorium Cutaway Top Material: Solid Cedar Back & Sides Material: 3-ply Laminated Ovangkol Neck Material: Okoume Fingerboard Material: Branko Rosewood Neck Shape: Eko Low C Width at Nut: 46 mm Radius: 14" Scale Length: 630 mm Number of Frets: 20 Frets Type: 2.0mm x 1.0mm - Silver/Nickel Bridge Material: South American Roupana (Parinari Campestris, Roupala Montana) Body Finish: Gloss Neck Finish: Satin Tuning Machines: Eko Die-Cast Electronics: Fishman FLA DAA AAA (Piezo + Microphone) Controls: Volume, Eq (mid scooped), Mic Blend, Phase Invert, Tuner Case: Not Included Recommended Strings: Eko XII Bronze10-47 Set/12