ORION Concert Ukulele 'Alnilam' Solid Spruce Top
ORION is pleased to announce the release of their new and revised range of Full Solid Handcrafted Ukuleles, following their initial release in 2017. Debuting in 2022 with five different models, all available in Concert and Tenor sizes, they are complemented with a thick-padded carry bag and an active pickup system.
Catering to the interests of fingerpicking style players, ORION ukuleles are blueprinted to replicate the dimensions of the OM Acoustic Guitar body shape, thus making them ideal for those who are at an advanced level of playing.
Introducing The Alnilam
Each ORION ukulele draws inspiration from a star forming the well-known constellation. Taking its name from the brightest and middlemost star in Orion's Belt, the tonal vibrancy of the Alnilam is achieved by its solid spruce top, adeptly resonating the upper frequency spectrum. The rosewood back and sides are a perfect match, introducing a warmer mid range which allows the Alnilam to produce more depth and balance with its sound. Rosewood on the fretboard makes for a sweet and softened sound when in conjunction with the spruce's natural frequency range.
The body is coated in polyurethane to improve durability, sporting a high gloss finish as a result, and the end pin serves as the jack input, preventing the instrument cable from interfering with your performance. The binding and rosette are adorned with abalone inlays, giving the ukulele an almost nebulous appearance.
The pearl dot inlays spread across the fingerboard are sequenced in a way that emulates the seven most recognised stars in the Orion constellation, giving the fret markers a decorative layout exclusive to this brand name. The bridge houses a compensated saddle for superior intonation, and serves as a string-thru body for heightened resonance. The thin and lowered fretwires are seamless and soft to play on, forgiving to beginners if they overlap the adjacent frets with their fingertips.
High Grade Pickup System
The C1U Ukulele Pickup Systems deliver a superbly amplified tone with much simplicity and little hassle. These pickups were formulated to accurately reproduce the raw input of your uke and give you flexibility when performing.
The unit is powered by two CR2032 batteries, sustaining a lengthy amount of playtime and endurance, and the battery compartment is conveniently located just under the control panel in a patented “flip out” cradle for quick exchange. Say goodbye to detuning and slackening your strings for the sake of changing out your batteries.
- Body: Concert
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Back: Solid Rosewood
- Sides: Solid Rosewood
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Nut & Saddle: Cow Bone
- Pickup / Preamp: Double C1U
- Strings: D'Addario
- Included: Gig Bag
Also available in Tenor and Baritone size.
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