Product Ref: 28793
The Ortega KTSM-5FL features a solid spruce top which produces a versatile sound that is able to accommodate numerous genres and techniques with ease including jazz, blues, experimental, funk, and pop. Additionally, its stunning solid top also yields a crisp and articulate tone, as well as producing a broad dynamic range, all contributing to its versatile sonic-nature. Furthermore, the solid top is paired with flamed mahogany back and sides, which not only offer a striking visual appeal but produce a resonant distinct warmth. Additionally, used as back and side panels, the mahogany delivers a meaty mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles.
Constructed from mahogany, the Ortega's neck offers a quick and dynamic response and delivers a fat, rich warmth with plenty of resonance. Mahogany's nature enables it to respond superbly to many different playing styles with equal ease. With 5 strings, the player is able to experiment with their musical style whilst its mahogany neck will respond greatly to a player's creativity. Additionally, the neck is topped with a fretless rosewood fingerboard, which adds a sonically pleasing warmth and clarity to the overall sound. Its fretless fingerboard provides a more fluid playability and transparent transitions, perfect for experienced and aspiring players alike. Furthermore, its rosewood fingerboard also offers a smooth and energetic playing experience, and has been decorated with a stylish Roman Numeral inlays trailing across the fingerboard for added elegance.
The Ortega Ken Taylor Fretless features grand auditorium cutaway body, which when played acoustically has great volume and projection. Its grand auditorium body is known for its versatile nature, enabling the KTSM-5FL to accommodate many different genres and playing styles. This well-round and incredibly balanced instrument also offers a comfortable playing experience due to its curvaceous body and nipped in waist, allowing the player to hold the bass close to body for easy and comfortable playability. Furthermore, for added comfort the KTSM-5FL also features a Florentine cutaway profile, providing easy access to upper frets and more challenging chords with ease.
Equipped with a Fishman Presys+ preamp, the Ken Taylor Fretless is ideal for stage performance, studio environments, and rehearsal sessions. The preamp features rotary controls for volume, bass, middle, treble, notch, and brilliance, enabling players to shape their amplified tone to personal preference. In addition, the preamp also features a phase button which can be used to reduce undesirable feedback when plugged-in. Lastly, the Fishman Presys+ also has a convenient built-in tuner with an easy-to-red LED screen, making tuning up or down precise and easy even within the darkest of venues.