A Little Thunder and Marconi Lab collaborate on EGO Thunder Signature guitar

You may remember us writing about A Little Thunder - a pickup that produces its own octave sounds for instant bass tones - a couple of years back; now, the company has collaborated with Italy's Marconi Lab on an eye-catching new creation: the EGO Guitar Signature Model 'Orange Drop'.

As you've probably noticed, the EGO Thunder is a headless design with an ergonomic alder body shape, finished in Race Orange, while the maple neck's ebony fingerboard features a compound 10-16" radius fretboard.

The guitar's neck pickup is, of course, A Little Thunder, with built-in octaver, while the bridge unit is a Lace Alumitone Deathbucker.

A Little Thunder offers three controls: an on/off switch, a -1 or -2 octave switch and a polyphonic or low-note priority mode, where the pickup detects the lowest note being played and applies the bass effect only to that note.

Marconi Lab's EGO design, meanwhile, is unique in that players can choose specific woods and colours for each section of the guitar - these are clearly labelled 'chassis', 'arm' and 'hearth' on the Orange Drop.

This forward-thinking collaboration is available now from A Little Thunder at a limited price of $1,840 for the first 50 orders, after which it reverts to $2,199.

Full specs

  • Chassis wood: Alder
  • Laminated Top: None
  • Chassis color: Race Orange
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Neck pickup: A Little Thunder
  • Bridge pickup: Lace alumitone Deathbucker Black
  • Bridge: Dual Axis Tremolo Chrome
  • Hearth wood: Alder
  • Hearth color: Black
  • Hearth Style: Thunder
  • Arm wood: Alder
  • Arm color: Race Orange
  • Arm: Modello c
  • Screws: Black ERGAL
  • Neck wood: Maple black finish
  • Neck shape: Variable shape
  • Fingerboard wood: Ebony
  • Fingerboard radius: 10" compound -16"
  • Frets: 6230 type
  • Inlays: Angel eye
  • Locking nuts: Chrome
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.