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GALLERY OF GUITARS

Please check back in here regularly to view progress of the current work. This section is updated as work progresses, and time allows.

Legend: Name, body style - Top, back, fretboard, neck, neck joint (Country)

Finished Guitars
Finished, recorded, and delivered :)

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CustomShop Series
Perry's Carved top "Vine"

Quilted Maple/African Mahogany, Ebony, Mahogany set neck, "Vine" inlay (AUS - Perth)
1st Place "Guitar Of The Month" October 2003 (Project Guitar Lutherie Competition)
The first "Ormsby" branded guitar
CustomShop Series
Andy's Seven String Baritone

African Mahogany, Maple, Ebony (AUS - Perth)
1st Place "Guitar Of The Month" December 2004 (Project Guitar Lutherie Competition)
Andy plays with 'KIN' and '12" Shifter'. Andy has since ordered two more guitars that will be real lookers.
CustomShop Series
Henry's "Randy Rhoads" Polka Dot Flying V Replica

Mahogany, Ebony, Maple through neck (USA)
YES! sound byte added
First international order
CustomShop Series
Ben's Headless Telefreak

Alder, Ebony, Maple bolt on neck (AUS - Melbourne)
YES! sound byte added
All headless hardware, very cool project
CustomShop Series
Frank's Superstrat

Quilted maple/Mahogany, Rosewood, Maple set neck. (SWEDEN)
YES! sound byte added
2nd Place "Guitar Of The Month" August 2005 (Project Guitar Lutherie Competition)
First European order
CustomShop Series
Workshop "sample" Carved top Superstrat

Flame Oak/Mahogany, Ebony, Mahogany set neck (USA - Hawaii)
YES! sound byte added
YouTube recording 1
YouTube recording 2
Prototype for a few different ideas. This is the guitar you see in the adverts featuring the headstock profile. Sold to Kirk in Hawaii!
CustomShop Series
Dan's Camoflage Superstrat
Alder, Ebony, Maple set neck (AUS - Brisbane)
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1st Place "Guitar Of The Month" November 2005 (Project Guitar Lutherie Competition)
Ultra cool concept. Had a heap of fun with this one. Dan pretty much let me do whatever i wanted.
CustomShop Series
Graham's GG6

Flame Maple veneer/Alder, Ebony, Maple bolt on neck (AUS - Perth)
YES! sound byte added
YouTube recording
Ormsby Endorsee, Graham Greene
CustomShop Series
Graham's GG7

Tiger Myrtle veneer/
Alder, Ebony, Maple bolt on neck (AUS - Perth)
YES! sound byte added
YouTube recording
Ormsby Endorsee, Graham Greene
CustomShop Series
Mitch's "Randy Rhoads" Polka Dot Flying V Replica

Mahogany, Ebony, Maple through neck (AUS - Sydney)
Second Polka Dot Vee replica, with a twist. This was originally being built for me as my own guitar. Now owned by local glam cover band, Glamnation

CustomShop Series
Workshop "sample" Superstrat 7
Blackwood flame veneer/Mahogany, Macassar Ebony, Flame maple bolt on neck joint (AUS - Perth)

Interesting ideas guitar. Prototype of the new "R" feature. R = Recording, designed especially for tone to blow the others away :) Update April 2006: Used for recording new albums by 'The Burning', 'Pyromesh' and 'Graham Greene'. Sold to Toby

CustomShop Series
Nick's "Metal" Baritone with VORTEX finish

Laminated Maple through neck with Alder wings. String through tunomatic. Vortex Swirl candy paint (AUS)

Ultra cool "Metal" design. Had a heap of fun with this one. Nick just told me to go for it, and this is what i come up with.
Standard Series Prototype
VS Prototype
Black Limba body,
Rosewood fretboard, Birdseye Maple neck. Nitro cherry sunburst
YouTube recording
My take on a classic design. The Black Limba really gives this guitar a bluesy feel, and it just looks so damn cool. Its currently my Standard Series Demo guitar, but it is for sale. POA
Standard Series 001
Leon's SS 001
Alder body with 5A Birdseye Maple neck. Floyd Rose (AUS - Perth)
Leon fell in love with the finish on Nick's Baritone, and who can blame him! The birdseye in this neck has to be seen to be believed. First guitar finished in the new factory.
Standard Series 002
Cameron's Star
Alder body with 5A Birdseye Maple neck. Floyd Rose (AUS - Perth)
This was originally being built for me as my own guitar, for a new band i was forming. Cameron took one look at the half completed guitar and reserved it immediately. Cameron works for one of the largest music stores here in Perth.
Standard Series 003
Dan's SS
Alder body with Ebony on a Maple neck. Floyd Rose (AUS - Perth)
Dan plays with the band War Daemonic. They are black as black can be!
CustomShop Series
Toby's 'Shark' SC Quilt Top

Laminated Flame Maple set neck with chambered Brazilian Mahogany body and Quilt Maple top. Carribean sunburst (AUS)
sound byte pending
YouTube recording
1st Place "Guitar Of The Month" November 2008 (Project Guitar Lutherie Competition)Another guitar I built for myself, with the intention that i wasn't going to sell it. Some plans never last! The 'Shark' sold to Toby only hours after being completed. One of my favourites.
CustomShop Series
DC 'Flame' set neck

One piece Brazilian Mahogany Body and neck, with a perfect Flame Maple top. Ever so subtle '59 Burst' and Ormsby Shark inlays. Ormsby Handwound 'Old School' Humbuckers with coil split push/pull (AUS - QLD)
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YouTube recording 1
YouTube recording 2

This guitar was featured in the six part series 'Build Your Own Axe' in Australian Guitar Magazine. Awesome guitar. Sold to Michael.
Soundbyte by Saxon Smith, "Flame"

CustomShop Series
Ross's SC set neck

One piece Brazilian Mahogany Body with a Flame Maple top.Rock Maple neck and Ebony fretboard. Blood red stain and dot inlays. (AUS - WA)
YouTube recording 1

Although we finished this one second, it was actually the first SC shaped guitar we started on. Great guitar, and I love the colour.

CustomShop Series
Derek's 'Taylor Louise' set neck

One piece Brazilian Mahogany Body and neck, with a bound Quilted Maple top. Mother of Pearl inlays and a two part stain and candy finish. (AUS - WA)

Finished in early 2008, this guitar was commissioned as a tribute to Taylor Louise. A lovely dark purple colour which changes to a dark blue and violets under strong lights.

CustomShop Series
Brutal's through neck bass

Demonic styled Alder body with Rock Maple and Walnut laminated neck through. Indian Rosewood fretboard with Tahitian black Pearl and Mother of Pearl inlay. (AUS - WA)
YouTube recording 1

Built for Brutal from the black metal band Naetu. The fretboard inlays are inverted burning crosses with a pearl shell lightning bolt running down the entire length of the neck. Evil!

CustomShop Series
Andy's Explorer set neck

Black Limba body and Indian Rosewood neck, with an Ebony fretboard. 'Devil's Hand' inlay, on an extended scale length neck (26.18"). Seymour Duncan pickups, and an LR Baggs piezo bridge. (AUS - WA)

Built for Brutal from the black metal band Naetu. The fretboard inlays are inverted burning crosses with a pearl shell lightning bolt running down the entire length of the neck. Evil!

CustomShop Series
Saxon's Multiscale SX set neck

Alder body, Wenge neck, and an Ebony fretboard. 'Sydney Girl' inlay, on an Multiscale neck. Handwound Wenge pickups. (AUS - WA)

Watch it being built on YouTube recording 1
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 , 9, 10, 11 ,12, 13, 14, 15

This is the end result of five years of planning and theory... the Multiscale SX. Built for Saxon after a discussion on scale lengths and problems with existing guitar models, Saxon pretty much let me go to town on this one.

CustomShop Series
Toby's Explorer set neck

Tasmanian Blackwood body and neck, with an Ebony fretboard. Ormsby Handwound Humbucker pickups, with coil split. (AUS - WA)
YouTube recording 1

Toby's third guitar. Originally built as a factory demo model to show off our pickups and build quality. Toby snapped it up not long after being finished.

CustomShop Series
Rick's DC set neck

Solid one piece Maple Burl body, and Indian Rosewood neck and fretboard. Ormsby Pimpin' P90 prototype pickups and TonePro bridge. (AUS - QLD)
YouTube recording 1

I remember when we first recieved this piece of timber from a US supplier. As soon as I saw it, I knew it had to be a full one piece body, and not cut up into numerous top caps as first planned.

CustomShop Series
Graham's GG6-FG

Korina (White Limba) body with Birdseye Maple neck and fretboard bound with Wenge. 'GG' inlay, and Floyd Rose tremelo. (AUS - WA)
YouTube recording 1

Graham's third Ormsby. The GG6-FG is based on the GG6 model, with some changes: Korina body, Birdseye Maple neck with Wenge binding, and a single coil neck pickup.


Note: all sound samples are recorded by Graham Greene. Please check out his website for more amazing guitar shenanigans :)

In Progress
Works in progress. Specifications may change.

Simon's SS -Finished Oct '08 (awaiting gallery insertion)- Swamp Ash, Birdseye Maple fretboard, Birdseye Maple bolt on neck (AUS - Perth)
Factory Demo SX Multiscale™ 8 String - Finished Oct '08 (awaiting gallery insertion) - Swamp Ash, Ziricote, Maple Bolt on neck - Available to purchase!
Factory Demo SX Multiscale™ 6 String - Finished Oct '08 (awaiting gallery insertion) -
Black Limba, Wenge, Wenge bolt on neck
Gary's Four String Bass Finished Dec '08 (awaiting gallery insertion) - Quilted Maple, Figured Bubinga, Ebony, Rosewood bolt on neck (AUS - Melbourne)
Custom Guitar Show DCFinished Dec '08 (awaiting gallery insertion) - Flame Maple/Mahogany, Rosewood, Rosewood set neck (AUS - Perth)SOLD!!!
Workshop Sample SX Multiscale™ 7 String Finished Jan '09 (awaiting gallery insertion) - Alder, Pompei Sapele, Cocobolo, Maple bolt on neck SOLD!!!
Gavin's Lefty Explorer Finished March '09(awaiting gallery insertion) - Brazilian Mahogany, Madagascan Rosewood, Brazilian Mahogany (AUS - Sydney)


Group order (13) "Polka Dot Flying V" Replicas - Mahogany, Ebony, Maple through neck (USA/AUS)
Anthony L's Carved top
Updated April 25th - Flame Maple/Mahogany back, Ebony, Flame maple set neck (AUS - Perth) (Anthony's back, off hold!!)

Tony's SS Updated May 9th - Birdseye Maple/Brazilian Mahogany back, Ebony, Birdseye Maple set neck(AUS)
Iain's SS Custom Updated Oct 30th- details pending (AUS - Perth)
Anthony R's SS Custom - details pending (AUS - Melbourne) (photo file pending)
Les's Carved Top - Tasmanian Oak/Tasmanian Blackwood back, Ebony, Tasmanian Blackwood set neck (AUS - Perth)
Simon's Six String Baritone "Beast" - Quilted Maple, Alder, Ebony, Maple through neck (AUS - Perth)

Matt's Six String Tele - Brazilian Mahogany, Maple, Maple (AUS - Perth)
Factory Demo DC - details pending (AUS - Perth) - Available to purchase!
Factory Demo SX Multiscale Bass - Figured QLD Maple with Wenge stripes, Wenge, Wenge bolt-on neck (AUS - Perth) (photo file pending) - Available to purchase!
Kelly Garni from Quiet Riot - Randy Rhoads Tribute Bass - Quilt Maple/Tassie Blackwood, Ebony, Maple set neck (Vegas - USA)(photo file pending)(documentry being filmed as we build it!)

 


Scheduled For Start
Deposit paid, materials ordered, awaiting production

Phil's SX Multiscale - Quilt Maple/Brazilian Mahogany, Ebony, Maple set neck (AUS - Perth)
Jason's Six String Flying V "Warbird" - Brazilian Mahogany, Ebony, Maple through neck (AUS - Sydney)
Jason's Six String Shortwing V "Stripper" - Brazilian Mahogany, Ebony, Maple through neck (AUS - Sydney)
Wes's Six String Metal - details pending (USA)
Bronson's Six String Custom - details pending
(AUS - Sydney)

Ben's Headless Duke - details pending (AUS - Melbourne)
Andy's Six String Custom (Extended Scale 27.5") - details pending (AUS - Perth)
Cameron's DC Custom - details pending (AUS - Sydney)
Mark S's Multiscale - details pending (AUS - Perth)
Josh's VT CustomShop - details pending (AUS - Perth)
Andrew C's SS Custom - details pending
Grant's SX Multiscale - details pending
Jake's SX Multiscale - details pending
Marc's
SX Multiscale - details pending
Michael's
SX Multiscale Bass - details pending
Simon's SS Custom - details pending
Toby's SX Multiscale - details pending
Simon's
Four String Lefty Bass - details pending
Adam F's Six String Custom - details pending
Tony B's SS Custom - details pending
Neil H's
Six String Short Scale
Bass - details pending
Mark's SX Multiscale Seven String - details pending
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Joel's Five String Bass "Pyromesh" -Brazilian Mahogany, Ebony, Maple through neck (AUS - Perth) (on hold)
Clint's Six String SS "Pyromesh" (Extended Scale 26.18") -Braz.Mahogany, Ebony, Maple th/neck (AUS - Perth) (on hold!)
Ben B's Six String Custom - Brazilian Mahogany, Quilt Maple, Ebony, Rosewood (AUS - Perth) (on hold)