The Ortega R180 Classical Guitar pays homage to some of the oldest and most reputed Spanish classical guitar builders. Handcrafted in Spain, this instrument truly is a natural beauty, showcasing bubinga back and sides and a gorgeous cedar top. Experience a magically authentic tone that encompasses a sublime, rich low range and sparkling highs.
Whilst your fingers glide effortlessly across the rosewood fretboard, you'll be granted the incredible strength and durability of a mahogany neck. The result? A guitar that lasts a lifetime. And thanks to the innovative 12 hole bridge, you'll be able to change your strings in the blink of an eye. Protect on the road using the ONB-44 Deluxe gig bag included and always be ready for a brilliant performance.
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Bubinga's gorgeous, swirling beauty radiates off the back and sides with a stunning satin finish. And it sounds fantastic too. Much like rosewood, bubinga offers an even response from the lows to the highs, resulting in a beautifully balanced tone. It allows you experience the wonders of clear, sparkling brightness as well as having a sea of resonance beneath. There really isn’t a dreamier tone. But bubinga goes one step further than rosewood. Its higher density makes for greater sustain and clarity, so you can perform with a rich, full sound.
A divine accompaniment to bubinga comes in the form of a solid North American cedar top. This tonewood gives the R180 its dark and warm sonic qualities. Awash with overtone content, cedar lends itself to brilliant textures that encompass a smooth richness and plenty of character. It begs your skilful fingerpicking techniques; shimmering clarity will bring every note to life.
Built for intricate fretting techniques, the rosewood fretboard allows you to move across the frets in fast and skilful fashion. It also has the ability to even out any harsh frequencies, so you can be sure to perform with a gorgeously consistent tone. With a silky-smooth finish, your fingertips will feel as if they're floating on air. Better still, you'll have a strong and sturdy mahogany neck in the palm of your hand. Practice for hours, unleash your creativity during those long studio sessions, and don't hold back on stage. Mahogany's durability and robustness thrives in any setting. Complementing the already beautiful combination of tonewoods with its resonant and punchy sound, mahogany grows more focused as it gets older. So, you will have an instrument that won't wear, but will only become more exquisite.
The innovative 12 hole bridge featured on the Ortega R180 is usually reserved for instruments at higher price points. This fantastic system makes string changes both quick and easy, even for total beginners. By simply looping the string around the two holes provided for each string, you can trap the end of the string in a noose, help in place by the string tension. This solves the challenging problem of tying knots in nylon strings without ball ends.