Rudy Delgado’s AVE BMT-6 Exposition
Your Big Picture Café – 06/08/12
It was standing room only for Rudy Delgado’s Provisional Patent Approval (ie – patent pending) party for his new AVE BMT-6 guitar. Wholly designed by Rudy over the past three years under the guidance of such luthier luminaries as Larry Lashbrook (www.lashbrookguitars.com) and Russ Strobel (www.strobelguitars.com), this radically innovative guitar combines the best of technology, technique and functionality to produce an incredibly light-weight and easy to play instrument.
The AVE is a six string, body-mounted tuning (BMT) electric guitar which has a full two octave (24 fret) fingerboard, rather than the standard 1.75 octaves (21 fret) found on its better known cousins like the Fenders and Gibsons. Its body-mounted tuning is also superior in that it’s in an expanded, recessed v-pattern which allows for greater spacing between the tuning knobs and easier (read: quicker) on-the-go tuning while playing. Furthermore, its radical design includes four-point isolation of the acoustic body from its outer housing so as to maintain maximal sustain (resonant vibration) for superior sound quality, and it has an interchangeable pickup module that allows for infinite pickup combinations and arrangements (read: your guitar can be any guitar). Finally, the AVE BMT-6 has a built-in, over-center-lock style guitar stand which means this beauty literally stands on its own and you have one less piece of equipment to lug around (thanks, Rudy!).
So where do you get your AVE? For right now, things still seem to be in the planning/pre-production phase. But given the lineup of talent he has working with him both musically and business-wise, my guess is that it won’t be long before these babies are seen and heard in all the best arenas, concert halls, cafes and garages around. So stay tuned for more news to come, and remember…. if it’s new and innovative, it must be a Delgado.