52 Guitars, week 7—Ormsby Guitars DC Artist

Let’s be honest … My chances of getting the 52 guitars I hope to write about this year are low. Very, very low. In fact, my chances of getting any of them are low (this year). Many of the guitars in this series are simply fantasy guitars. Some could be categorised as desirable while others are somewhat achievable. Today’s guitar however is one that I believe is all three. If my long term plan runs smoothly, this would also become the most expensive guitar I one day own. What makes it so expensive and wish-worthy?

I’d build it while participating in a week long guitar building course.

Sticking with my honesty theme, I’ll point out that the Guitar Making Courses by Ormsby Guitars don’t focus on the DC Artist model, but it is one of the body types you can choose from. It’s a body type I don’t currently own and it’s got an awesome sense of symmetry to it. As an Australian, I also like that this guitar is constructed using Tasmanian woods. The fact that they look awesome doesn’t hurt at all.

The DC Artist has some other pretty impressive features as well. They include:

  • 1 volume pot
  • 1 tone pot (push/pull split coil tapping)
  • Pigtail aluminium stoptail
  • Gotoh machine heads
  • Set neck (glued)
  • 24 frets.

It’s not a feature that many people would list, but the headstock design on this guitar is wicked. In the good way. I love a good headstock design. It makes or breaks a good guitar in my opinion. For the DC Artist, it absolutely makes it.

I hope one day I get to say “I made it” too.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

Ormsby Guitars DC Artist
Ormsby Guitars DC Artist

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