NAMM 2023: Watch Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess explore the LAVA ME 3, a powerful touchscreen-equipped smart guitar with onboard effects

Jordan Rudess and Paul Riario with the LAVA ME 3 smart guitar
(Image credit: Future)

NAMM 2023: The age of the smart guitar is well and truly upon us, and it’s LAVA MUSIC that is at the forefront of development, having pioneered and released a range of futuristic acoustic electric smart guitars.

The LAVA ME 3 is the best-selling model among the company’s smart series, offering onboard effects, a looper and a host of other innovative features that can be accessed via the 3.5” multi-touch display on the upper bout.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.