Cedar Top & Mahogany Body
The Ortega 437mm R122 Nylon features a cedar top which not only offers a pleasing aesthetic, but delivers an idyllic response to a lighter touch and complex picking techniques. In addition, cedar produces a dark, complex tone with a great bass response while projecting rich harmonics. Its cedar top also has a sweet tonal output and tends to be less stiff than other tonewoods, which allows the top to respond superbly well to fingerpicking techniques, making it favourable among most picking players. Furthermore, the sweetly-toned top is paired with mahogany back and sides that also fall on the warmer side of the tonal spectrum. Its mahogany back and sides provide emphasis to the bass and treble notes while producing a punchy, woody sonic-character that adds depth to the guitar’s overall sound.
437mm Sized Classical Body
The Ortega 437mm R122 features a traditional classical body with a 1/8 size, offering comfort with an idyllic response to picking techniques. This type of guitar is built specifically to handle classical and Flamenco-inspired genres while being perfect for experimenting with a variety of fingerpicking techniques. Furthermore, the 437mm R122 provides a comfortable playing experience for younger players, adult learners and more advanced players. Lastly, the Ortega 437mm R122 is a great starter instrument thanks to its comfortable playability and compact size; as well as being ideal for the more advanced player needing a small classical guitar for travelling with.
Ortega 12 Hole Bridge
Ortega has an all new innovative bridge design that features 12 holes instead of 6. The 12 hole bridge is more commonly seen on higher end instruments, although Ortega ensures that all their classical instruments from entry level and above are fitted with this groundbreaking improvement. In addition, the all-new 12 hole design allow for easier string changes, making them quicker, easier, and slicker to change to a new set. Furthermore, the 12 hole bridge also improves the overall sound and enhances top production for a faster and more dynamic response.
Solid Mahogany Neck & Walnut Fingerboard
Constructed from mahogany, the 437mm R122 neck provides a quick and dynamic response while adding extra warmth and resonance to the guitar’s overall sound. Mahogany’s nature allows it to respond greatly to numerous playing styles, accommodating both fingerpicking techniques and medium strength strumming beautifully. In addition, the neck is topped with a walnut fingerboard that not only offers a pleasing aesthetic but adds balance, warmth, and a unique earthy tone to the overall sound.
Body & Bridge
- Series: Family
- Top Material: Cedar
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Type: Classical
- Bridge Material: Walnut
- Bridge Type: Ortega 12 Hole
- Binding: Maple
- Finish: Satin
- Colour: Natural
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard Material: Walnut
- Number of Frets: 18
- Nut Width: 43.5 mm
- Scale Length: 438 mm
Hardware & Strings
- Hardware Colour: Chrome Plated
- Tuners: Ortega
- Case: Inclusive Gig Bag Included
INCLUDED in the price is a Padded Ortega Gig bag with backpack straps!
Choose to add our “Starter Kit”(Foot Stool & Music Stand) We highly recommend purchasing the starter kit for all new students and we require it for students taking home lessons. (Regular Price: $40, with Guitar Purchase: $30! Save $10!)
Option to upgrade to the “Deluxe Starter Kit!” Includes: Foot Stool, Music Stand, Digital Clip-on Tuner & Guitar Stand (Regular Price: $78, with Guitar Purchase: $58.50! Save $19.50!)
Receive 25% off on all Starter Kits when purchased with a guitar!