The Orchestra name was given to this model in 1929 in an attempt to entice guitarists in dance orchestras to pick one up and take it to a gig. In more recent years, it has become a go-to instrument for finger pickers, due to its sensitive dynamic profile and subtle tonal properties. It provides a more carefully sculpted sound than a big bodied acoustic.
Neck Profile:Traditional Even "C"
Nut:Bone 1 3/4"
Body Dimensions:15" x 4 1/4" x 4"
Body Top:Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back/Sides:Laminated Sapele
Bridge/Saddle:Rosewood/Bone, 2 5/32" Spacing
Truss Rod:Dual Acting
Binding:Top and Back
Binding Material:Black Plastic
Side Dot Color:White
Bridge Pins:White Plastic w/black dots
Body Top Finish:Open Pore
Neck/Headstock Finish:Open Pore
Pickguard:Optional Plack Teardrop
Tuners:Ping RM 1171
Strings:D'Addario .012-.053 #EXP16
Action Height:12th fret 3/32" on the bass side and 2/32" on the treble side