ORION Tenor Ukulele 'Bellatrix' Solid Acacia
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 Bellatrix
Named after one of the brightest stars seen in the night sky, the Bellatrix boasts the most premium features in the ORION Ukulele Collection. Built with a scalloped cutaway to create a high fret access point, this is an essential part of the fingerpicking playstyle, especially when played with a capo. The partial cutaway retains resonance within the ukulele as well as providing adequate reach, a unique aesthetic, and comfort to the player. Rosewood on the fretboard makes for a strong and reliable construction, a preferred choice of wood on a high quality ukulele.
The bevelled armrest is a special feature that greatly differs to traditional right-angled sides; it offers a resting point for the right hand and arm, allowing complete skin-to-instrument contact to prevent slipping.
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: Tenor
- Top: Solid Acacia
- Back: Solid Acacia
- Sides: Solid Acacia
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Nut & Saddle: Cow Bone
- Pickup / Preamp: Double C1U
- Strings: D'Addario
- Included: Gig Bag
Orders typically take 1-3 business days to process and ship. When items are out of stock, they will be dispatched no more than 10 days after ordering. For urgent orders please contact us first to confirm stock availability.