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Ortega BWSM/2 - Ben Woods Signature


Classical Guitar with Pickup

  • Ben Woods Signature Model
  • Size: 4/4
  • With cutaway
  • Back & Sides: European walnut, solid
  • Top: Western Red cedar, solid
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 19
  • Nut width: 52 mm
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Pickguard: Flamenco (double)
  • Pickup system: Fishman Ortega Clasica Blend
  • Bridge: Ortega 12-hole
  • Includes a gig bag
  • Colour: Natural (glossy)
  • Made in Spain
Cutaway Yes
Top Cedar, Solid
Pickups Yes
Fretboard Ebony
Nut width in mm 52,00 mm
Scale 650 mm
Colour Natural, High Gloss
Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes
available since March 2019
Item number 456599
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Buzzing sound
flamenco1234 21.02.2020
The guitar is very comfortable thanks to a good build and low string action. Great for fast picado or tremolo. Sound is mostly good (see below).

Unfortunately the sound is way too metalic and buzzing when playing rasgueado (strumming) especially if you play low tension strings with a capo (if you notice Ben Woods never seems to use one when he plays). Other than that the sound is good but for a guitar of this price overall I'm rather disappointed, it's not a versatile guitar and I'm considering returning it.
UPDATE: The sound is much better with high tension strings since it increases the action of the guitar. However there's a horrible buzzing sound when playing certain chords with a capo on the 2nd fret. I tried replacing the strings, using different capo models and lightly adjusting the truss rod to no avail. I'm very disappointed since everything else is fine. I could probably have it fixed in a luthier but for this price I expect the sound to be flawless.


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