The first of the FT line; Orion was built to showcase the wealth of custom possibilities, as well the loud, percussive resonanace, long sustain and ergonomic beveling around which the FT was designed. Featuring a mult-stage midnight blue-dyed Maple Burl top and headstock, oiled Walnut back, Flamed Maple/Wenge neck and bound Ebony fretboard, Orion has every area of the frequency spectrum represented. And; detailed with a split-blade pearl inlay and EQ inlay; as well as Vintage Copper Schaller hardware, it's as lavish in form as it is in function.
Orion is also the first build to feature our new OEM pickups: the NDC humbuckers and NSC single-coils; custom-wound for us by Nordstrand Pickups. Complete with a Series/Split/Parallel switch for the NDC humbucker and a middle pickup on/off (via a push/pull switch at the tone control) Orion is able to demonstrate the ultimate tonal versatility of these pickups.