Lava Music's new Blue Lava is a touchscreen-equipped smart guitar with onboard apps for tone-shaping, practice and more

Lava Music Blue Lava
(Image credit: Lava Music)

After launching the touchscreen-equipped Lava Me 3 smart guitar in December last year, forward-thinking guitar tech company Lava Music has unveiled its latest design, the Blue Lava.

Like the Lava Me 3, the Blue Lava is an acoustic electric guitar at its core, and features a three-and-a-half-inch touchscreen display on its upper bout, as well as the company’s proprietary HILAVA operating system, which offers a variety of apps including a tuner, looper, audio recorder and more. Since the launch of the Lava Me 3, HILAVA has been updated with additional system languages, new grooves and effects, and tweaks to usability.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.