Like a lot of people right now, I’m fairly focused on things that are happening in my own backyard (so to speak). With a lot of people in isolation—some working, some unable to—I wanted to continue my focus on dream guitars. This week with a localised, Australian focus.
Where I come from, Ormsby Guitars is an obvious choice. The TX GTR is a model I have a lot of desire for.
Plenty of folks have a Telecaster style model in their range. Ormsby Guitars is no different there. But that is pretty much where the comparison between other Telecaster style guitars and the TX GTR stops.
The TX GTR alters the Telecaster body shape more than most folk do. All of the hardware has had more design tweaking applied to it and the neck … oh that neck.
29th fret high E anybody?!
The headstock is also not your standard Telecaster style and adds to the overall quickening of this guitar shape. “Quickening?” you may ask. For me, this Telecaster styled guitar is sleeker and faster in appearance. It screams “Give me your best shot!”
Here are some of the other features this guitar has at its disposal.
- Coil-splitting of the humbucker
- Custom wound Ormsby pickups
- Bolt-on neck construction
- Forearm and belly curves in the body
- Multiscale bridge
- Locking tuners
- 6 and 7 string options.
There’s plenty going on and to be honest, I’m loving the red finish option. That would look awesome on my wall.
But looks aren’t everything—ask my wife. Luckily, this guitar appears to play and sound amazing.
Australians do not sound like that by the way. Fricken ridiculous.
This guitar looks and sounds amazing. Plus, it’s produced by an Australian company. Later this year I may be tempted to spend more time on the Ormsby Reverb site.
Stay safe folks. Stay home and play a guitar.