Animals As Leaders' Tosin Abasi to Sell 100 Guitars, Pedals, and Amps on Reverb

Want a Fractal AxeFX II XL with Tosin Abasi's Animals As Leaders sounds still dialed-in or an AX8 with his personal presets he used on world tours? These are just two of the storied pieces of gear you can find in his upcoming artist shop on Reverb.

The Official Tosin Abasi Reverb Shop, which opens February 26, will include 100 guitars, pedals, pickups, and amps owned and used by Abasi, the Animals As Leaders lead guitarist and the founder of guitar brand Abasi Concepts.

As you might expect from a player who has done so much to popularize extended range guitar techniques, many of the guitars featured are high-performance models from brands like Ibanez, Aristides, Strandberg, Mayones, and more.

These include an Ibanez Custom Shop Prestige 8-String, an Ibanez TAM100 8-String, an Aristides 080 8-String, a Mayones Tosin Abasi Custom Regius 8-String, and a Strandberg Boden 8-String.

The Mayones was a custom build Abasi requested to replace a stolen guitar. "[Mayones owner] Dawid [Dziewulski] and the guys at Mayones have always been great to me," Abasi says. "The quality of the buckeye burl is fantastic. The red Bare Knuckle pickups in this are a great touch and sound fantastic. It even has a removable ramp for fingerstyle players. This is about as custom as it gets."

Abasi used the Strandberg extensively on Animals As Leaders' The Madness of Many. "Ola Strandberg and I have been friends and collaborators for almost 10 years. This particular guitar came my way during a visit before NAMM a few years ago," Abasi says. "The multi-scale wenge neck, flamed-maple top, true-temperament frets, and Lundgren pickups makes this one of the best-spec’d Strandbergs around."

The Fractal Axe FX II XL mentioned above contains the patches Abasi used in the studio and on stage during The Joy of Motion era. "I’ve been a heavy Fractal user since 2009," Abasi says. "This unit was my main touring and recording rig for the entire The Joy of Motion writing, recording, and world-touring cycle. It contains the exact album and stage tones I used as well as some personal patches."

Of his AX8 Amp Modeler & Effects Processor, Abasi says, "It’s literally like having an AXE FX that fits into a carry-on. It includes my personal presets for stage and more" that he used on tours for The Joy of Motion and Madness of Many, as well as the Generation Axe tour with Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, and Nuno Bettencourt.

Effects pedals in the shop will include those from Brimstone, Wampler, MXR, and more.

Scroll through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the gear that will go up for sale February 26. To be notified as soon as The Official Tosin Abasi Reverb Shop goes live, sign up with your email address in the form above.

To see the newest guitar from Abasi Concepts, check out the video we shot with Tosin at January's NAMM 2020 show.

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