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The Ortega RCE138SN Electro Nylon, Solid Spruce Top offers a full-sized and sonically-versatile classical guitar with a quality solid top.
The Ortega RCE138SN Electro Nylon features a solid Canadian spruce top which produces a broad dynamic range with a crisp, articulate tonal output, providing a rich, pleasing sound that only gets better with age. In addition, the RCE138SN's solid spruce top adds to the guitar's rich sonic performance and delivers a focused, clear sound with a warm mid-range and bright singing highs. Additionally, the tone produced is also ideal for the player craving versatility from a classical guitar, as the solid Canadian top is able accommodate light to complex picking techniques as well as medium to heavier strumming patterns. Furthermore, the solid spruce top is attached to mahogany back and sides, adding warmth and resonance to the guitar's sound. Additionally, the mahogany back and sides deliver a meaty mid-range while producing a punchy, woody tone with plenty of depth and complexity.
The Ortega RCE138SN features a traditional classical body with a cutaway profile offering comfort with an idyllic response to picking techniques. This type of guitar is built specifically to handle classical, Spanish, and Flamenco-inspired genres while being perfect for experimenting with a variety of fingerpicking techniques. In addition, the classical body combined with its pleasing mixture of tonewoods projects a well-balanced sound with great volume and projection, perfect for arpeggios and many other techniques. Furthermore, the RCE138SN provides a comfortable playing experience due to its curvaceous classical shape being easy to hold close to the body throughout long practice sessions. For added comfort, the RCE138SN features a cutaway profile, offering easy access to upper frets and more challenging chords with ease.
Constructed from mahogany, the RCE138SN's neck provides a quick and dynamic response while adding extra warmth and resonance to the guitar's overall sound. Mahogany's nature allows it to respond greatly to numerous playing styles, accommodating both fingerpicking techniques and medium strength strumming beautifully. For added comfort, the neck features a slim 48 mm profile, preventing the likeliness of a cramping hand throughout long, enduring practice sessions while also being perfect for smaller hands and shorter fingers. In addition, the neck is topped with a blackwood fingerboard that has been recognised by classical guitar builders as the 'holy grail' of tonewoods, offering a strong response and incredibly smooth sustain that a classical player will love.
Ortega has an all new innovative bridge design that features 12 holes instead of 6. The 12 hole bridge is more commonly seen on higher end instruments, although Ortega ensures that all their classical instruments from entry level and above are fitted with this groundbreaking improvement. In addition, the all-new 12 hole design allow for easier string changes, making them quicker, easier, and slicker to change to a new set. Furthermore, the 12 hole bridge also improves the overall sound and enhances top production for a faster and more dynamic response.
The Ortega RCE138SN comes equipped with a built-in MagusPro preamp system, perfect for live, studio and rehearsal settings. In addition, the MagusPro is designed specifically to accommodate the RCE138SN's nylon strings and classical construction. The preamp features stylish rotary controls for bass, middle, treble and volume whilst a phase button reduces undesirable feedback when plugged in. Additionally, the guitar's preamp also features a two display tuner that provides fast and easy tuning on-the-go.