Product Ref: 112616
The Ormsby Hype GTR has a lightweight swamp ash body, producing sweet, resonant tones with a pronounced midrange, rounded lows, and a bright, chiming top-end. Although the beautiful quilted figuring of the maple creates a visually captivating aesthetic, the tonewood also enhances the swamp ash's natural characteristics with a bright character and a powerful sustain. The body also features Ormsby's custom shop neck curve, providing incredibly comfortable and unhindered access to the higher register.
A rock maple neck and ebony fingerboard, with a balanced D-shape profile and rounded edges, provides an incredibly smooth and comfortable playing experience. The maple tonewood's beautifully bright sound creates a rounded character, injecting the overall tone with excellent sonic balance and projection. The ebony enhances the maple's natural brightness, delivering a nice snappy sound with powerful lows and rich mids. The addition of a bone nut improves the overall sustain and resonance, bringing out the subtler qualities of the tonewoods.
At the neck lies Ormsby's De La Crème humbucker, offering a similar tone to their 'Old School' model but with a little more output to deliver a PAF-like sound. Designed with alnico 2 magnets and 1018 steel pole pieces, the De La Crème produces singing leads with a sweet character and clean rhythm sections ideal for a wide variety of musical styles. The bridge is fitted with Ormsby's Nunchucker humbucker, built with alnico 8 magnets and steel pole pieces to produce plenty of punch, while its steel adjustable slugs provide extra bite. The Nunchucker’s moderate output is hot enough to drive amps and low enough to retain clarity, making it ideal for blues, rock, punk, and metal.
A unique addition to the Ormsby GTR Guitar is the multiscale setup, designed with fanned frets and an angled nut, bridge, and humbuckers to improve playing comfort and tonal balance across the strings. Ormsby first developed the multiscale after talking with guitarists seeking the ultimate tone, taking inspiration from other instruments that used larger objects to deliver lower notes and the design of the Orpharion. This resulted in a design that ergonomically coordinates with the way the player's hand pivots as it moves up and down the neck, while offering both short and long scales to enhance its tonal possibilities. Another major difference between a multiscale setup and a standard setup is the increase in string tension, improving the overall tone and delivering a more accurate intonation.
To accompany the Ormsby's multiscale setup, the Hype GTR Guitar is fitted with custom hardware design by Hipshot Products in the USA, resulting in a high-quality construction and an enhanced performance. Its multiscale bridge is designed to accommodate the different scale lengths, keeping all the strings tensed and balanced. The bridge's string-through-body also improves the guitar's resonance, while its stainless-steel saddles maximise the overall sustain and tone. This Ormsby Guitar also features Hipshot's locking tuners to provide an incredibly stable performance.
Ormsby Guitars is an Australian company established in 2003/2004 by Peter Ormsby, known for their iconic custom shop guitars and the multiscale design. Peter Ormsby always dreamed of making fine instruments from a young age, starting his work in carpentry before moving on to a cabinet making apprenticeship. It wasn’t long before Peter started designing his first guitar after years of claiming that ''one day he'll make a guitar'', creating the first ''Ormsby'' official dubbed ''The Vine''. Shortly after, clients started lining up for their own custom guitar, resulting in a two year long waiting list within 18 months of the company's launch.