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With our unique 12 hole bridge, it is as comfortable as it is easy to change your strings.

Perfect for soloing styles - The heel-to-body connection on the 14th fret makes it easy to reach the higher frets.

The two-way truss rod stabilizes the lengthwise forward curvature of the neck and can warp it in either direction, either creating more relief or less.

6-in-line tuning machines are arranged in a line and can be tuned easily.

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In an all solid instrument, each body component is solid, and not layered or laminated. That means the top, back, and sides are all made from solid wood.

Instruments with arched tops have a distinctive look and a more resonant and warm sound.

A built-in armrest allows the top to vibrate freely by reducing the damping effect of the forearm and makes the instrument more comfortable to play.

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The Banjolele series banjo-uke combines the volume of banjos and the playability of ukuleles for the best of two worlds.

Our ukuleles come in five sizes: sopranino, soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. Baritone ukuleles have a different tuning and a deeper more resonant sound.

Our guitars come in different body sizes. We offer standard, fractional, parlor, and thinline bodies.

The Bonfire series features classic Ortega craftsmanship with a touch of flair with an eye-catching laser engraving.

With the built-in tuner, you can easily tune your instrument without any additional accessories. The tuner mutes the signal when plugged into an amp.

You can tune your instrument with the buttons that are attached to the tuning machines.

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Our ukuleles come in five sizes: sopranino, soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. The concert is the most popular ukulele size.

Curved fretboards are more modern and comfortable to play.

In the Custom Built series, we push the boundaries of ukulele construction, creating instruments that are as bold as they are beautiful. 
 

Hand made in Valencia, Spain by master luthiers, the Custom Master series represents the pinnacle of guitar making. 

A cutaway improves access to frets past the 12th fret, for soloing and playing melodies.

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A deep body depth improves the bass response and creates a much louder tone.

Available in a variety of scale lengths, configurations, woods, and colors, Deep Series basses are perfect for any performance.

Die-cast tuning machines are cast from different materials and are a sturdy tuning solution.

Instruments with a distressed finish look like they have been on tour already.

A double-neck instrument has two necks with either different scales or different string setups.

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Our popular Earth series is offered in more than 10 beautiful colors, with or without electronics.

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The classic sound and beauty of the Falcon series take the heartbeat of tradition to new heights.

Offering a wide variety of scale lengths, nut widths, configurations, and colors, Family series guitars are perfect for players of all ages and skill levels. 

The Family Pro series incorporates all the valuable features from our popular Family series and adds a solid top for those players desiring a fuller tonal response.

A flat fretboard is very traditional and perfectly suitable for classical and fingerstyle.

Flex core is a new composite felt material that provides a smooth attack, perfect for nylon-strings.

A fretless instrument has no frets, and the player directly presses the string against the fretboard resulting in a different tone and the flexibility to play microtones as well.

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Originating from the Spanish word “Gaucho“ which describes brave and unruly South American horsemen, our Gaucho Series represents this spirit of discovery and freedom.

A guitarlele is a guitar-ukulele hybrid and functions as a perfect travel guitar, fun & easy to play, for all ages. Tuned A-D-G-C-E-A like a regular guitar with a capo at the 5th fret.

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A headstock is the part of a stringed instrument that houses the tuning pegs and holds the strings at the "head" of the instrument.

A heel-to-body connection is a transition from neck to guitar body. A connection on the 14th fret improves the access to the higher frets.
 

The Horizon series puts a modern, edgy take on a classic ukulele design. Choose from a variety of tonewoods and exciting colors, with or without electronics.

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The Keiki series represents a new generation of colorful, playful, spirited instruments from the Ortega family.

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We offer 60 models of guitars, ukuleles, acoustic basses, mandolins, and banjos specifically designed for the wide variety of left-handed players out there.

Crafted from the finest select tonewoods from around the world, each Lizard Series instrument is designed and constructed to maximize tone, performance, and natural beauty.  

Locking tuners are tuning machines that can be tightened with a knob that locks the string in place and prevents your string from coming loose. 

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Magus is our comprehensive series of pick-up systems for guitar, ukulele, and bass.

Our Tour Series cables are equipped with MUTEplugs, which automatically mute the signal during plugging and unplugging of the cable.

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Established in 1994, Ortega Guitars introduced German design to authentic and traditional methods of guitar making with innovations like the 12hole bridge, built-in truss rods, and slim necks.

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The parlor body size is a much smaller body size and it is more comfortable to play. Many blues and folk musicians have used smaller-bodied guitars.

The Performer series builds on the features of the Family Pro series by incorporating traditional Spanish heel construction with modern appointments.

A pickguard is a piece of plastic or wood that is placed on the body of a stringed instrument. The main purpose of the pickguard is to protect the instrument's finish from being scratched by the guitar pick or fingernails.

A piezo pickup contains a piezo crystal, which converts vibrations directly to a changing voltage and creates an acoustic signal. All our acoustic-electric instruments have a piezo built-in.

A preamp is an electronic amplifier that converts an acoustic signal into an output signal strong enough to be noise-tolerant and for further processing, or for sending to a power amplifier and a loudspeaker. 

The Prism series brings a burst of flame and color to a classic design resulting in a ukulele that is anything but traditional.

The instruments of the Private Room collection stretch the boundaries of production and beauty.

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Radiused fretboards are curved and more comfortable to play with, especially when you are used to electric or steel-string guitars.

The night-black face of the Raven series puts a modern edge on an exceptional tone.

Rooted in Mexican and Latin American traditions, requinto guitars are smaller versions of the classical guitar with a shorter scale length and a notably deeper body depth.

A reversed headstock has its tuning machines arranged on the other side of the headstock. Some of our instruments have this innovative feature.

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The scale length of a string instrument is the maximum vibrating length of the strings that produce sound and determines the range of tones that string can produce at a given tension.

With the help of our Ortega ambassadors, we created a series of instruments that truly stand out, featuring professional specifications and a pristine, signature sound.

We offer three different neck configurations: Standard, medium, and slim neck. Slim necks are easier to play and perfectly suitable for younger musicians, women, or steel-string players.

A solid top means, that the top of the instrument is solid and not layered or laminated but made from solid wood.

Our ukuleles come in five sizes: sopranino, soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. Sopranino is the smallest ukulele size.

Our ukuleles come in five sizes: sopranino, soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. The soprano is the second smallest ukulele size. It has the typical uke sound.

Guitars with a Spanish heel have the neck and headblock carved from one piece of wood for better sound transmission. The neck is the first part of the instrument to be made.

Strap buttons, also called strap pins, are flanged steel posts anchored to the instrument with screws. You can easily attach your strap to the button.

Though designed with the student in mind, superior materials and quality craftsmanship make Student series guitars a budget-friendly solution for any level of player.

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A tailpiece is a part at the base of a stringed instrument to which the strings are attached.

Our ukuleles come in five sizes: sopranino, soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. The tenor is the second-largest ukulele size. It has a more resonant sound and is suitable for persons with bigger hands.

Guitars with thinline bodies are more comfortable to play. As they are not as susceptible to feedback, as standard bodies they are perfectly suitable for live performances.

Timber series ukuleles are made from a variety of the finest select tonewoods from around the world.

A tone ring is the part of a banjo, that increases the brightness and overtones. Tone rings are usually made of steel or bell brass.

The top is the upper part of the instrument which resonates due to the string vibrations.

Hand made in Spain, the Traditional series combines classic North American Cedar and Spruce tops with a variety of luxurious tonewoods on the back and sides of the instrument.

The two-way truss rod stabilizes the lengthwise forward curvature of the neck and can warp it in either direction, either creating more relief or less.

There are different tunings: A standard tuning for the guitar is E-A-D-G-B-E, for the ukulele G-C-E-A and for the bass E-A-D-G. There are also alternate tunings like drop D or open tunings.

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Vegan means that a product does not contain any animal products or animal-derived ingredients and no animal has been harmed. We offer a couple of vegan accessories like the Love Potion Cleaners or the Vegan Straps.

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