Ormsby Goliath Custom "Manta-Ray" 2018 NAMM Guitar (419)
Have you ever wanted to strip yourself of everything that you didn't need while keep everything you do? That is exactly what our good friend Perry Ormsby did when designing the Goliath model. Light weight and streamlined, this guitar delivers effortless playability and a very diverse palette of tones. Plus.. it will fit in a overhead bin on your next flight!
DIMENSIONS-Multiscale and all the details
For a guitar or bass, the fanned arrangement of the Multiscale fretboard creates scale lengths for each individual string. We generally call this the "spread". For Ormsby Guitars, the spread is as follows:
Six string: 25.5" - 27.5"
Due to the increased scale length on the bass side, the tension of the strings increases. We recommend you try dropping a gauge on the bottom end, for example, if you usually use 9-46's, try 9-42's.
The bridges are custom made for us to exacting tolerances by Hipshot Products USA. We are very proud to have them as our partners in production of hardware for both our custom shop and GTR range of guitars as their quality is second to none.
There is one thing most people notice straight away when playing a Multiscale. The tone. The increased tension improves tone. If you've ever put a larger set of strings on your guitar, you'll notice the tone was a little fatter. This is more due to the increase of the string tension, rather than the physical dimension of the string. There is a point of diminished return on a regular guitar... if the strings are too big, the sustain suffers. Imagine a bass string on a guitar; the string dimension has increased, the string tension has increased, but the string physically cannot vibrate for as long. A longer scale length solves this issue.
Consider a Multiscale as a normal guitar. You tune it the same. Bends are as per normal. However, intonation is more accurate. The bass side strings do not stretch as much when you hit them with a plectrum, so you don't get as much pitch increase in the initial attack of the note.
Body: Swamp Ash/Quilt Maple Top (Chambered Body)
Color: Custom Blue Surf
Neck: Maple with Ebony Board
Frets: Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
Hardware: Custom Hipshot (USA)
Inlays: Custom Manta Ray
Bridge P/U: NUNCHUCKER HUMBUCKER
Neck P/U: De La Creme