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David Porthouse Lap Steel Guitars

David Porthouse is a custom lap steel guitar builder from Newcastle on Tyne in the UK. Each of his guitars is individually designed and built and he specializes in the manufacture of deluxe 6- or 8-string solid or hollow body and neck lap steel guitars.

His top range of guitars are made from one solid piece of walnut with sycamore fingerboard and walnut frets and markers and equipped with single or twin hand-wound pickups by Allan Price of Catswhiskers.

SX Floyd

Ormsby Guitars - Standard Series SX FLOYD Model

The SX Standard Series is the 'go to' rock and roll weapon. Sleek, and perfectly balanced, it caters for the player with a more modern taste. As standard, the body is constructed using US Alder, and bolt on a Rock Maple neck with an Indian Rosewood fretboard. Necks feature a glossed Ebony headstock veneer, with a propietory silky smooth 'Gunstock' Oiled Finish.

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Ormsby Guitars - Standard Series SX Model

The SX Standard Series is the 'go to' rock and roll weapon. Sleek, and perfectly balanced, it caters for the player with a more modern taste. As standard, the body is constructed using US Alder, and bolt on a Rock Maple neck with an Indian Rosewood fretboard. Necks feature a glossed Ebony headstock veneer, with a propietory silky smooth 'Gunstock' Oiled Finish.

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Ormsby Guitars Standard Series

The unique designs and ideas you see in the CustomShop models have inspired many guitarists to want one of their own. Custom made instruments are the heart and soul of what Ormsby Guitars do. But, to order a custom made instrument, you have to have a good idea what you want, a dream, and be very very patient while it is built. Some people just can't do that, or simply don't need the fancy inlays, the stress of choosing woods and pickups, etc etc. Some just want a great guitar, right here, right now.

Enter the Standard Series.

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Ormsby Guitars CustomShop

The CustomShop options offered by Ormsby Guitars are virtually limitless. Your dream, can at last become a reality! These instruments are designed starting with a blank piece of paper, and your input. Optic fibre lighting and inlays? Sure. Stones, shells, metals, synthetics, and timber for inlays? Absolutely! Nothing is out of reach... no specification too difficult to build. Be inspired!

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Ormsby Guitars

Multi award winning luthier, Perry Ormsby, has been manufacturing his custom hand-made instruments in Perth for over seven years. Located in Beaconsfield, just south of sunny Fremantle, Ormsby Guitars is a local success story, striving forward despite the global downturn. All instruments are custom made from a variety of exotic and Australian timbers, their own hand wound pickups, and top shelf hardware.

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