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Fylde Orsino

This is still a current model, and is one of Roger Bucknall's most popular models. Fyldes have been played by many of the acoustic music scene's best-known guitarists - there's a list on the Fylde website - and many people think they are particularly suited to Celtic and other forms of folk music. Certainly it sounds very impressive in DADGAD and other open tunings, but I've used it for a mixture of fingerpicking and flatpicking in a variety of styles.

It has a solid cedar top, which has aged very attractively over the years, and solid Honduras mahogany back and sides. It is roughly a dreadnought size but the top bout is slightly larger and this aspect is further accentuated by the narrower waist. The fingerboard width is 1¾" width at the nut, and the scale length is 25.5" (same as Martin Dreadnought guitars). Indian rosewood fingerboard, bridge and binding. Original black rotamatic style tuners - probably Gotohs. It's in excellent condition for its age. There are a few minor marks - indentations rather than anything else - in the treble side. The top has some minor and not very visible fingernail marks (like many Fyldes, there's no pickguard). There are a few minor indentations (cedar tops are soft and rather prone to indentations) and a couple of deeper ones, notably near the end block. Nothing more that a few mm across, though, and nothing worrying or likely to cause problems in the future.

Very little fret wear - the frets have been reprofiled and polished fairly recently. There's some fingernail wear around the 5th fret, as the previous owner was a singer who used a capo a lot, but fortunately there are no capo marks on the back of the neck. Decent action - currently set up with 12-53 light strings.

There is a rather ugly strap button on the heel - useful, but could be replaced with a less obtrusive one. There is a bridgeplate transducer and endpin jack. It's one of the early Barcus Berry transducers - looks like a block of rosewood. In its day it was quite a high-end option, but things have moved on and there are better pickups around these days.

It has a non-original good condition fitted hard case - similar in standard to the Hiscox cases which are currently supplied with new Fyldes.

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Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino

Fylde Orsino