This is a metal machine! I have nothing but positivity to share on this one. It has been a joyous experience all around. The guitar is everything I had hoped it would be. Even though I knew nothing about Ormsby guitars, I had high expectations going in and throughout, which were accurately met or exceeded all around. I could just tell that this would be worth it when I went in on the run. I clearly made the right choice. This thing is amazing!
This was a first time experience with Ormsby guitars out of Perth, Australia, and a first time experience with Tasmanian Blackwood as a body and Myrtle as a top. The guitar has an excellent low-mid grindy tone to it. Its aggressive and has a growl to it. Its got those pronounced low-mids like mahogany with a really good emphasis in the low end. The clarity of the 27.5" scale is really nice for a dark sounding wood like this. It really brings clarity to every note. The guitar is essentially based on the Blackmachine platform but really shines as its own thing due to the woods, multi scale, pickups, bridge design, headstock design, and general Ormsby touch. The neck shape came out exactly how I had intended and I didn't even have to be all too specific, I just said flat and thinner in the shoulders or something like that, and it came out exactly how I wanted. Perry Ormsby's bridge design is really good. Its so easy to adjust the saddles and do the intonation. Everything is very easy to get at. The pickups are really fantastic, they have a supreme amount of tone, tightness, clarity, and balls. This might be the heaviest sounding and loudest most pissed sounding guitar Ive ever owned. It doesn't come across like anything else Ive ever played. Ive also never played a fanned scale or multi scale quite like this one. I didn't know what to expect with a 2" fan. It is designed in a way where the multi scale aspect seems to be more of an aide than an obtrusion. And on the quality, it is phenomenal. The binding is as good as the best out there, the lines are all very clean. The finish is high quality and the overall craftsmanship is done to perfection. Well done!
I got this guitar in much less than a year, and the communication was seemingly instantaneous. With a huge thank you to Mat for his help in coordinating the run, we had a private group on Facebook where we could keep each other up to date on everything and post queries regarding specs etc. Once again, well done!
All Custom Specs:
Tasmanian Blackwood body chambered
Oregon Myrtle top
East Indian Rosewood neck with ebony laminates
18"-22" compound fretboard radius
Stainless steel jumbo frets
Paua shell inlays
Looks great. The figure near the butt end looks like water, amazing. Is the truss rod cover cut a little off?