Pratley Orchestra Cutaway Acoustic Guitar with Pickup – Blackwood/Blackwood

Brand: Pratley


Pratley’s Classic series features solid Australian tonewood construction, AA grade Johnston River Teak fretboards and bridges, and Queensland maple necks, as well as Pratley’s signature neck joint and bracing style. The traditional OM-shaped body delivers a brighter, more delicate sound that’s perfect for finger style guitars. Additional embellishments such as the Australian blackwood headstock cap, mother-of-pearl inlays, and radial wood grain pattern rosette further enhance the look of these stunning guitars.

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The Tonewoods
Pratley Guitars have a true passion for using the natural wood of this beautiful country. The use of Australian tonewood gives Pratley acoustic guitars a sound that sets them apart from international brands.

The Neck
The neck carve is powerful, with a two-way adjustable truss rod and two torsion bars. Both truss rod and torsion bars pass through the 14th fret body intersection, preventing any hump formation. The truss rod and bars are placed across the entire length of the neck, allowing a more even relief arc from the first fret to the last.

Pratley guitars use a set neck joining method, with a full-thickness neck glued into a solid timber pocket. The natural taper of the neck creates a wedge joint similar to a horizontal dovetail when fitted into the pocket. Pratley also eliminated the "OLD WORLD" heel, which is derived from Spanish heel method of construction. Removing the heel reduces weight and provides better access to the fingerboard. Each neck is carefully fitted and glued into the body pocket to maximize resonant transfer.

The Bracing
Martin Pratley, drawing on his background in industrial design, developed the A-X top bracing pattern to prevent bridge roll (top belly-ing) while improving the clarity and sweetness of the sound. The bracing is also made from high quality quarter-sawn Bunya and is designed to improve resonance transfer between the top, sides and back. The backs also feature a 4.5 meter radius dome joined with the sides using their proprietary laser kerf linings.

The Headstock
Optimized scarf joint head angle ensures good string break angle and great strength.


  • Body Shape: OM Cutaway
  • Back & Sides: Solid Australian Blackwood
  • Top: Solid Australian Blackwood
  • Bracing: Qtr Sawn Queensland Bunya
  • Fretboard: AA Grade Johnstone River Teak
  • Bridge: AA Grade Johnstone River Teak
  • Neck: Queensland Maple
  • Head Cap: Australian Blackwood
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (647.7mm)
  • Frets: 20
  • Fret Wire: Jescar (18% Nickel Silver)
  • Nut: 44mm Graphtech (bone colour)
  • Saddle: Graphtech (bone colour)
  • Bridge Pins: Graphtech (bone colour)
  • Tuners: Pratley Black (16:1) made by Gotoh Japan
  • Strap Button: Black
  • Inlays: 1/4"(6.35mm) White Mother of Pearl
  • Rosette: 1/4" (6.35mm) Wenge - Radial Grain Pattern
  • Binding: Black ABS
  • Purfling: None
  • Tail Wedge: None
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Pickup: L.R. Baggs StagePro Element System
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze 12-53
  • Case: Pratley Premium Case
  • 1 year limited warranty

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 40 × 20 × 120 cm

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