ABOUT THIS INSTRUMENT
The Fiesta TLR's body is only 63mm (2.5") deep, but is surprisingly loud and strong.
Made with the traditional combination of Solid Cedar and Indian Rosewood, this guitar sounds great even when not plugged in.
The slightly narrower neck (50mm at the nut) and radiused fingerboard make this guitar very comfortable to play, even for those accustomed to a steel-string neck.
The active dual-source Fishman Presys system allows you to blend the built in microphone and Piezo transducer for a wide range of tones that can be adapted to any size venue.
The guitar comes in a custom fitted gig bag, ready to hit the road.
Soundboard: Solid Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood (500mm Radius)
Scale Length: 650mm
Width at Nut: 50mm
Body Type: Thin (63mm/2.5") Cutaway Classical
Neck: African Mahogany (w/ Truss Rod)
Tuners: Gold w/ Rosewood Buttons
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Finish: Natural Gloss
Origin: Kremona, Bulgaria
Extras: Deluxe Fitted Gig Bag
Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend
THE INSTRUMENT'S FAMILY
Nestled within the vast Rodopi Mountains of Southern Bulgaria lies the majestic valley of Orpheus, mythological home to the father of songs and the great poet of antiquity.
There is an old story that Stradivari and Amati bought much of their wood from the Rodopi Mountains.
Part of the secret of Orpheus Valley Guitars’ sound lies in the acoustic characteristics of the Spruce and Maple found in these ancient forests.
The history of Orpheus Valley Guitars begins early in the 20th Century with a man by the name of Dimitar Georgiev. He began his career as a gunsmith, eventually designing and building machine guns that were mechanical art pieces of their time.
Summoned to fight in World War I, Georgiev decides that his art form produces a horrific tool that hurts men, and turns his back on the craft.
While still on the battle fronts of Europe, he begins to find solace in music, playing the mandolin. Constantly forced to repair his war-battered instrument, he develops his skills as a luthier.
Returning home to Bulgaria, he produces his own hand carved instruments: mandolins, violins, and finally guitars. The quality of these prototypes earn him a prestigious apprenticeship in Markneukirchen, Germany.
Finally, in 1924, he opens his shop in Kremona, with the help of his brothers and two German master craftsmen.
Today, the company employs 100 craftsmen and support staff, who constantly strive to improve the look, feel, and sound of their guitars and bowed instruments.