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Solid Swamp Ash Body
The Ormsby Hype GTR provides players with stunning looks and a powerful tone, featuring a body crafted from lightweight swamp ash to produce a sweet, resonant tone. The tonewood injects the Ormsby Guitar with a powerful sustain, enhancing its natural tones with a pronounced midrange, rounded lows, and a bright, chiming top-end. The body also features Ormsby's custom shop neck curve, providing incredibly comfortable and unhindered access to the higher register.
Smooth Playing Maple Neck & Ebony Fingerboard
Coupled with its stylish body is a rock maple neck and ebony fingerboard, with a balanced D-shape profile and rounded edges to offer an incredibly smooth and comfortable playing experience. The maple tonewood brings a beautiful amount of bright characteristics to the overall tone, creating a rounded character with excellent sonic balance and projection. The ebony enhances the maple's natural brightness, delivering a nice snappy tone with a powerful bass and a rich midrange. The addition of a bone nut improves the overall sustain and resonance, bringing out the subtler qualities of the maple and ebony.
Powerful Nunchucker & De La Crème Humbuckers
Equipped with Ormsby's own pickups, 500k pots, and push/pull capabilities, players can deliver an incredible range of tonal possibilities with ease. At the neck lies their De La Crème humbucker, offering a similar tone to their 'Old School' model but with a little more output to deliver a very PAF-like sound. Designed with alnico 2 magnets and 1018 steel pole pieces, players can deliver singing leads with a sweet character and clean rhythm sections ideal for a wide variety of musical styles. The bridge is fitted with their 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.
High-Quality Hipshot Hardware
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 setup also improves the guitar's resonance, while its stainless-steel saddles maximise the overall sustain and tone. The Ormsby Guitar also features Hipshot's locking tuners to provide an incredibly stable performance.
The GTR Series
The GTR series from Ormsby is a production range of guitars based on their famous custom shop designs, offering the same high-quality construction and appointments as their custom shop instruments but at a more affordable price. Partnered with World Music Instruments to manufacture this range, the GTR series features USA built hardware from Hipshot Products and pickups wound to the same specifications as the custom shop models, resulting in a truly professional instrument. Another unique aspect of the GTR series is the involvement with the music community, offering guitarists and artist the chance to shape every aspect of the guitars.
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 launch of Ormsby Guitars.
Body & Bridge
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Bridge: Custom Hipshot Multiscale (String-Through-Body)
- Construction: Modern Deep-Carve Set-Neck
- Finish: Natural
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Hard Rock Maple
- Profile: 20.3mm @ 1st, 22 @ 17th, D-Shape w/Round Shoulders (AKA ''Thin U'')
- Scale Length: 25.5’’ – 27.8’’ (Multiscale)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Radius: 16’’
- Frets: 24 Jumbo, Stainless Steel
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Offset Dots
- Side Dot Inlays: White
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 50mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: Nunchucker A8 Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: De La Crème A2 Humbucker
- Controls: 500k Volume, 500k Tone (Push/Pull), 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Tuners: Hipshot Locking
- Control Knobs: O-Ring
- Hardware: Black
- Case Included: Fitted & Embossed Hardshell