Australian guitar company Ormsby Guitars always has something new in the works, and that couldn’t be more true for 2018. While the preparation time for NAMM is slowly getting whittled away, the good people at Ormsby have just announced their newest model to be released: the Scarab!
The Scarab is Ormsby’s newest take on the classic Les Paul-style body shape, but brought into the present with the addition of some ergonomic elements. Here’s what Ormsby had to say about the new model:
“Featuring a stunning recurved top and deep belly carve, the Scarab has curves in all the right places. A new semi-multiscale fret arrangement has been adapted for this model, allowing for more natural ergonomics, and greater tone through increased and more even string tension, as well as allowing traditional hardware like floating tremolo systems to be used without compromise.”
The specs for this beauty include a recurved carve top with full-thickness 55mm/2.16” body, 25.5-26.5” multiscale, deep tenon set-neck, AA All-Access 24 fret neck, and your choice of a tune-o-matic, Hipshot fixed, or floating tremolo bridge. The axe also comes with some customizable control layouts, including rhythm and treble switches with your choice of labels. Hubba hubba!
The Scarab with make its debut at NAMM 2018, in Ormsby’s booth #2840. You’ll most likely be able to preorder the guitar through Ormsby’s website shortly thereafter if it tickles your fancy. You can see what other guitars the gang has cookin’ over on their Facebook as well, so be sure to give it a go, mate.