Tone wood selection
This is where it gets fun! The wood choices you make will obviously impact the aesthetics of the guitar but they will also shape its sound. I love discussing the tonal ramifications different species have on the instrument and working together with the client to select the right combination to dial in the voice they are looking for.
Both models are available with or without a Florentine cutaway. If you want easy access to the whole fretboard a cutaway is a must but if you spend most of your time in the bottom two thirds you might want to keep that extra body volume.
O’Gorman Guitars come with Hiscox cases which are available in either black or ivory.
O’Gorman Guitars start from £3,500.
O'Gorman guitars is pleased to bring to the market both the Moir and Newlands models. Both bespoke, luxury, high quality creative builds that can be fully customised to your own specific requirements - creating one off pieces specifically for you.
Remember, the process of creating a bespoke instrument is personal and choosing the right craftsman to create your one of a kind instrument shouldn't be rushed (much like the process of guitar making itself.)
Let's talk build:
I believe that scale length is the most important tonal consideration when designing your guitar. A long scale length puts more tension on the strings, tightening up that bass response and providing a very defined, precise sound. A short scale length will bring more warmth with a little less clarity and have the added bonus of being more comfortable to play. Neither options is better than the other. It is purely down to personal preference and needs to be considered at the same time as selecting the tone wood, as these two elements combined will provide the final voice of the instrument.
I am happy to advise on my personal favourites when it comes to tuning pegs, pickups, nuts and saddles.