Orpheus - Electric Solid Body


Orpheus is our classic solid body electric guitar.  It features a soft double cutaway body design with easy reach to the last frets, obtained by the smooth neck to body transition shape and the special neck to body joint.

It is designed to offer the possibility of unlimited options. That said, combining our experience and knowledge in guitar making with your specific needs and sound preferences, we can work together in order to create your dream Orpheus guitar.

You can choose from our selected available tonewoods for the body, figured curved or flat tops, forearm or belly cuts on the body, top bindings, neck and fingerboard tonewoods, as well as set-neck or bolt on construction.

The same goes for the pickup configuration, pick guard or non guard, tremolos, through-body or screw-on bridge style, electronics and hardware.

The pickups that will equip your Orpheus can be selected among the range of our hand wound VF custom pickups.

Finally, in order to give your guitar the desired look, you can select the finishes and final coating type from the list available in our site.

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Delivery time
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2.315,00 €

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    Delivery time
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    3.090,00 €

      Features

      Varitone

      The varitone circuit is an RLC notch filter that can be added in the guitars main circuit.

      It utilizes a variety of capacitors to achieve a reduction in frequencies at set points within the overall bandwidth. As the varitone is rotated from (position 1) to (position 6), the center frequency (f0) of the filter shifts from higher to lower frequencies.

      The key point in order to get the most effective results of this RLC circuit is the adjustment of its characteristics according to the guitars main circuit specs (pickups, pots, capacitors, cable types).

      VF-15 Classic

      The VF-15 classic is a moderate output versatile humbucker set for those sweet sustained lead tones.

      Description
      Made with our custom winding specs, combined with an alnico 5 bar magnet, this balanced set provides sustain, crunch, and midrange.

      It is wound in our Fremediti workshop and features a nickel bottom plate with long mounting legs, 2-conductor lead wire and wax potting for squeal-free performance.

      VF-17 Plus

      The VF-17 plus is a high output versatile humbucker set.

      Description
      It has a unique full tone and offers an excellent balance of bass, mids & treble. This even response makes it extremely versatile and great for all types of music and playing styles.

      Uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel bottom plate, 4-conductor shielded cable for multiple wiring options and it is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.

      VF-19 Boost

      A custom overwound humbucker set with moderate to high output, perfectly voiced for supreme rock and metal sounds.

      Description
      The VF-19 boost is a hot humbucker set which uses alnico 8 magnet and custom-wound coils and can be described as a P.A.F.-on-steroids.

      It has tight lows, a bump in the upper midrange which gives more character and crunch and airy highs that cut through distortion but at the same time can produce crystal-clear clean tones.

      As all our pickups, it is hand built in our Fremediti workshop and comes with 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.

      VF-59 Vintage

      Our VF-59 Vintage is our take, with a twist, to the famous P.A.F design of the 50’s iconic humbuckers.

      They are wound in our Fremediti workshop featuring all US top quality components as, nickel bottom plates, custom machined metal spacers & maple spacers, 2-conductor shielded cables and vacuum wax potting for squeal-free performance and they are carrying some unique tone characteristics as:
      - Clean and articulate sound with a lot of sustain, attack and exceptional note separation, allowing complex chords to shine even under high gain.
      - Perfectly balanced frequency response that combines a soft, sweet treble attack with a warm, full sounding low-end, through the complete range of the fretboard.
      - Wide range of dynamics and harmonics.
      - Unchanged sound character in ultra clean or heavily distorted sounds.
      - Airy openness to the top-end providing clarity and articulation to chords.

      Our VF-59 Vintage pickups can be ordered unpotted for that genuine 50’s P.A.F. specs and with long or short feet in order to accommodate all guitar designs.

      VF-ST Vintage

      The VF-ST vintage set, is a vintage correct recreation of the 60’s Strat pickups. They offer the unique vintage Strat tone, full of sparkle and bite, being well balanced from low to high frequencies.

      Description
      This custom wound Strat type pickup set is made for any vintage sound.

      The bridge pickup uses alnico 5 rod magnets with staggered poles, coupled with a lower output wind, gives well defined treble response that is perfectly suited to any lead playing.

      The Neck pickup is designed for a smooth open tone with warm lower mids and airy highs. Keeping to that authentic Strat feel, we hand assemble the bobbin with the period correct color and thickness forbon and alnico 5 rod magnets, then lacquer it before winding, then wax potting like the originals.

      VF-P90 Vintage

      Our vintage correct recreation set of the very first single-coils, with all of the midrange grittiness that makes the P90 pickups so unique.

      Description
      The dual alnico 5 bar magnets and the short wide bobbins give the P90 its unique tonal character with a powerful midrange and higher output than most other types of single coils.

      In the bridge position, the pickup has sparkly mids that really give it a gritty, open tone, while the neck position, sounds sweet and smooth, and delivers some big fat sounding chords.

      Our VF-P90 vintage is wound in our Fremediti workshop, using plain enamel wire and it comes with vintage braided single-conductor hookup cable and is wax potted for squeal free-performance.

      VF-TE Vintage

      The VF-TE vintage set, is a vintage correct recreation of the 50’s Tele pickups. They offer the unique Tele tone, full of twang and bite in the bridge position and warm and open tone in the neck.

      Description
      This custom wound pickup set is made for any vintage sound.

      The bridge pickup uses alnico 5 rod magnets with staggered poles, coupled with a lower output wind, gives well defined treble response that is perfectly suited to any lead playing. The Neck pickup is designed for a smooth open tone with warm lower mids and airy highs.

      Keeping to that authentic Tele feel, we hand assemble the bobbin with the period correct color and thickness forbon and alnico 5 rod magnets, then lacquer it before winding. We add a deep drawn chrome plated nickel-silver cover, cloth pushback lead wires, then wax pot like the originals.

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      Sounds

      Guitar Video

      Orpheus played by Nikos Arvanitis

      Guitar Video

      Fremediti Orpheus

      Guitar Video

      Drew DeAscentis with Orpheus Classic

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      Specifications

      Body

      • Body type

        Solid

      • Body top curved
        No
      • Body top
        Maple
      • Body drop top veneer
        Curly maple (flat body)
      • Body wood

        Walnut

      • Body color
        Dark green-burst
      • Body finish
        Satin acrylic

      Neck

      • Neck wood
        One-piece maple
      • Neck joint

        Bolt-on

      • Neck shape
        Asymmetrical
      • Truss rod
        Fremediti 1-way
      • Fretboard wood
        African blackwood
      • Fretboard radius
        12"
      • Scale
        25"
      • Frets
        22 jumbo
      • Width ut nut
        1- 11/16"
      • Nut
        Bone
      • Fretboard inlays
        MOP dot inlays
      • Headstock face
        Curly maple drop top veneer with logo
      • Headstock face color
        Same as a body
      • Neck color
        Natural
      • Neck finish
        Satin acrylic

      Hardware

      • Hardware color
        Black
      • Bridge

        Gotoh VS-100N tremolo

      • Tuners
        Gotoh
      • Pickguard
        No
      • Knobs
        Bell knobs
      • Strap buttons
        Standard

      Electrics

      Guitar

      • Strings
        Customer's choice
      • Case

        Hard shell case

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