Abasi Concepts Emi 7 Master Series review

Built for comfort, built for speed, built for players chasing down new horizons in guitar playing, the latest model from Tosin Abasi's brand offers a thrilling futuristic ride

Abasi Concepts Emi 7
(Image: © Abasi Concepts)

Guitar World Verdict

Offering outstanding comfort and playability thanks to the ergonomic body design and innovative neck profile plus a wide variety of stellar tones ideal for today’s players, the Abasi Concepts ēmi 7 Master Series is a true classic for the modern era.


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    Lightweight and supremely playable.

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    Wide range of top-quality tones.

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    Gotoh 510 vibrato stays perfectly in tune.

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    Bold new design and shape.


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    Not cheap – or one for the traditionalists.

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Tosin Abasi had a very productive 2022, with the introduction of several new guitar models from his own Abasi Concepts brand, a Los Angeles-based company helmed by himself and COO Ivan Chopik. Abasi Concepts revealed a new double-cutaway model called the ēmi, and at NAMM 2022 they showed 6- and 7-string prototypes and announced an 8-string version as well. 

The ēmi 7 Master Series is the first model to reach the market, and it’s been an overwhelming success, with the guitars selling out almost immediately upon release from production. We were fortunate to receive a very cool test sample featuring a Capri Orange finish.  

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.