• Orpheus SE - Electic Semi-Solid Body


    Orpheus SH is the semi-solid body version of our classic Orpheus.  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, top bindings, neck and fingerboard, as well as set-neck or bolt on construction.

    The same goes for the pickup configuration pickguard 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.

    Description


    Model Name
    Orpheus SE
    Guitar Type

    Semi-Solid Body

    Guitar Style
    Electric
  • Select Configuration

    • Body Alder / mahogany / walnut / cherry with maple top, optional: flamed maple top / figured wood drop top veneer
      Body Top Flat, optional carved
      Neck Joint

      Bolt-on, optional smoothed set-neck

      Neck One-piece maple, optional flamed maple
      Headstock Optional figured top veneer*
      Fingerboard 9,5” / 12” radius, with m.o.p. inlays, maple / rosewood, optional: flamed maple / Madagascar rosewood / ebony / ziricote / Brazilian rosewood
      Binding

      Optional: abs plastic body top / body throughout

      Width At Nut 1- 11/16 ", bone, optional: graphite / buffalo horn
      Scale 25"
      Frets 22 medium jumbo, optional 24
      Bridge

      Non-trem bridges, floating tremolo, optional Floyd rose

      Tailpiece

      Optional Bigsby B5 tremolo system

      Pickups

      Customer's choice from: VF-15 Classic / VF-17 Plus / VF-19 Boost / VF-59 Vintage / VF-ST Vintage / VF-P90 Vintage set

      Controls

      5-way pickup selector, volume control, tone control for each pickup, optional: 5-way split switch / push-push split switches (pots: CTS, switches: CRL - Oak Grigsby - Switchcraft and jack: Switchcraft)

      Hardware Gotoh tuners, metal jack plate, plastic knobs, optional: metal / wooden knobs, gold / black hardware
      Pickguard Non guard / abs plastic, optional wooden* (flat model)
      Finish Satin, optional: gloss poly / gloss acrylic / nitrocellulose lacquer
      Color Natural / solid, optional: transparent / metallic / burst
      Strings Nickel wound customer's choice: (9 - 42) (10 - 46) (11 - 49)
      Case

      Hard shell case

      * Headstock and pickguard set made from figured veneers
    • Body Mahogany with maple top, optional: flamed maple top / figured wood drop top veneer
      Body Top Flat, optional carved
      Neck Joint

      Bolt-on, optional smoothed set-neck

      Neck One-piece maple, optional flamed maple
      Headstock Optional figured top veneer*
      Fingerboard 12” radius, with m.o.p. inlays, rosewood, optional: Madagascar rosewood / ebony / Brazilian rosewood
      Binding

      Optional: abs plastic body top / body throughout

      Width At Nut 1- 11/16 ", bone, optional: graphite / buffalo horn
      Scale 25"
      Frets 22 medium jumbo, optional 24
      Tailpiece

      Stop tailpiece, optional Bigsby B5 tremolo system

      Pickups

      Customer's choice from: VF-15 Classic / VF-17 Plus / VF-59 Vintage / VF-P90 Vintage set

      Controls

      Pickup selector, volume control for each pickup, optional: varitone switch / push-push split switches (pots: CTS, switches and jack: Switchcraft)

      Hardware Gotoh bridge and tuners, metal jack plate, plastic knobs, optional: metal / wooden knobs, gold / black hardware
      Pickguard Optional wooden* (flat model)
      Finish Satin, optional: gloss poly / gloss acrylic / nitrocellulose lacquer
      Color Natural / solid, optional: transparent / metallic / burst
      Strings Nickel wound customer's choice: (9 - 42) (10 - 46) (11 - 49)
      Case

      Hard shell case

      * Headstock and pickguard set made from figured veneers
    • Body Alder / mahogany / walnut / cherry with maple top, optional: flamed maple top / figured wood drop top veneer
      Body Top Flat, optional carved
      Neck Joint

      Bolt-on, optional smoothed set-neck

      Neck One-piece maple, optional flamed maple
      Headstock Optional figured top veneer*
      Fingerboard 9,5” / 12” radius, with m.o.p. inlays, maple / rosewood, optional: flamed maple / Madagascar rosewood / ebony / ziricote / Brazilian rosewood
      Binding

      Optional: abs plastic body top / body throughout

      Width At Nut 1- 11/16 ", bone, optional: graphite / buffalo horn
      Scale 25"
      Frets 22 medium jumbo, optional 24
      Bridge

      Non-trem bridges, floating tremolo, optional Floyd rose

      Tailpiece

      Optional Bigsby B5 tremolo system

      Pickups

      Customer's choice from: VF-15 Classic / VF-17 Plus / VF-19 Boost / VF-59 Vintage / VF-ST Vintage / VF-P90 Vintage set

      Controls

      5-way pickup selector, volume control, tone control for each pickup, optional: 5-way split switch / push-push split switches (pots: CTS, switches: CRL - Oak Grigsby - Switchcraft and jack: Switchcraft)

      Hardware Gotoh tuners, metal jack plate, plastic knobs, optional: metal / wooden knobs, gold / black hardware
      Pickguard Non guard / abs plastic, optional wooden* (flat model)
      Finish Satin, optional: gloss poly / gloss acrylic / nitrocellulose lacquer
      Color Natural / solid, optional: transparent / metallic / burst
      Strings Nickel wound customer's choice: (9 - 42) (10 - 46) (11 - 49)
      Case

      Hard shell case

      * Headstock and pickguard set made from figured veneers
    • Body Ash with ash / maple top, optional: flamed maple top / figured wood drop top veneer
      Body Top Flat
      Neck Joint

      Bolt-on, optional smoothed set-neck

      Neck One-piece maple, optional flamed maple
      Headstock Optional figured top veneer*
      Fingerboard 9,5” / 12” radius, with m.o.p. inlays, maple / rosewood, optional: flamed maple / Madagascar rosewood / ebony / ziricote / Brazilian rosewood
      Binding

      Optional: abs plastic body top / body throughout

      Width At Nut 1- 11/16 ", bone, optional: graphite / buffalo horn
      Scale 25"
      Frets 22 medium jumbo, optional 24
      Bridge

      Non-trem bridges

      Tailpiece

      Optional Bigsby B5 tremolo system

      Pickups

      Customer's choice from: VF-TE Vintage / VF-P90 Vintage set

      Controls

      3-way pickup selector, volume control, tone control for each pickup (pots: CTS, switch: CRL and jack: Switchcraft)

      Hardware Gotoh tuners, metal jack plate, plastic knobs, optional: metal / wooden knobs, gold / black hardware
      Pickguard Abs plastic, optional wooden*
      Finish Satin, optional: gloss poly / gloss acrylic / nitrocellulose lacquer
      Color Natural / solid, optional: transparent / metallic / burst
      Strings Nickel wound customer's choice: (9 - 42) (10 - 46) (11 - 49)
      Case

      Hard shell case

      * Headstock and pickguard set made from figured veneers
    • Body Alder / mahogany / walnut / cherry with maple top, optional: flamed maple top / figured wood drop top veneer
      Body Top Flat, optional carved
      Neck Joint

      Bolt-on, optional smoothed set-neck

      Neck One-piece maple, optional flamed maple
      Headstock Optional figured top veneer*
      Fingerboard 9,5” / 12” radius, with m.o.p. inlays, maple / rosewood, optional: flamed maple / Madagascar rosewood / ebony / ziricote / Brazilian rosewood
      Binding

      Optional: abs plastic body top / body throughout

      Width At Nut 1- 11/16 ", bone, optional: graphite / buffalo horn
      Scale 25"
      Frets 22 medium jumbo, optional 24
      Bridge

      Non-trem bridges, floating tremolo, optional Floyd rose

      Tailpiece

      Optional Bigsby B5 tremolo system

      Pickups

      Customer's choice from: VF-15 Classic / VF-17 Plus / VF-19 Boost / VF-59 Vintage / VF-ST Vintage / VF-P90 Vintage set

      Controls

      5-way pickup selector, volume control, tone control for each pickup, optional: 5-way split switch / push-push split switches (pots: CTS, switches: CRL - Oak Grigsby - Switchcraft and jack: Switchcraft)

      Hardware Gotoh tuners, metal jack plate, plastic knobs, optional: metal / wooden knobs, gold / black hardware
      Pickguard Non guard / abs plastic, optional wooden* (flat model)
      Finish Satin, optional: gloss poly / gloss acrylic / nitrocellulose lacquer
      Color Natural / solid, optional: transparent / metallic / burst
      Strings Nickel wound customer's choice: (9 - 42) (10 - 46) (11 - 49)
      Case

      Hard shell case

      * Headstock and pickguard set made from figured veneers
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  • Smooth Transition Set-neck Joint

    Orpheus models (set-neck edition), features a soft double cutaway body design with easy reach to the last frets.

    This is obtained by the smooth neck to body transition shape and special design of the neck to body joint.

    The set neck construction additionally results in more sustain and stability of the guitar construction.

    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 hand wound in our Fremediti workshop and futures a nickel silver 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 excelent 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 silver 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

    Vintage-voiced, clean and articulate with very good note separation.

    Description
    The VF-59 vintage pickup set is our champion of classic tones.

    It carries the spirit of the original P.A.F. humbuckers of the 1950s, with sweet sustain, full-sounding chords, clear and bright attack.

    Hand wound in our Fremediti workshop the VF-59 vintage uses a nickel silver bottom plate, 2-conductor shielded cable and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.

    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 hand 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 brass cover, cloth pushback lead wires, then wax pot like the originals.

  • Extra options

    Carved top

    €550 $658

    Flamed maple top

    €210 $251

    Figured drop top veneer

    €95 $114

    Smoothed set-neck

    €385 $461

    Flamed maple neck

    €80 $96

    Madagascar rosewood / flamed maple fingerboard

    €35 $42

    Ebony / ziricote fingerboard

    €50 $60

    Brazilian rosewood fingerboard

    €185 $221

    24 frets

    €145 $173

    Figured headstock veneer

    €65 $78

    Abs plastic binding throughout

    €175 $209

    Abs plastic binding top

    €95 $114

    Wooden pickguard

    €75 $90

    Gold / black hardware

    €80 $96

    Bigsby B5 tremolo system

    €135 $162

    Bigsby B5 tremolo system gold

    €200 $239

    Floyd rose

    €200 $239

    Metal / wooden knobs

    €35 $42

    Varitone switch

    €80 $96

    5-way split switch

    €65 $78

    Push-push split switch (per item)

    €35 $42

    Gloss poly / gloss acrylic / nitrocellulose lacquer

    €155 $185

    Transparent color

    €75 $90

    Metallic color

    €115 $138

    Burst color

    €95 $114

    Base price €2320 $2776

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