Oberon

The original Fylde Guitar, designed with the emerging styles of the early 1970’s in mind - its wide fingerboard and short string length are ideal for fingerstyle players, and its evenly balanced bright tone is excellent for recording. Earlier models used Sitka spruce for the tops, but we have used Englemann spruce for extra richness since about 1995.

Some details of the inlay and dimensions have changed slightly, but the basic design has been so successful that it has remained unchanged for over thirty years.

Indian Rosewood sides and 2 piece back, master grade Englemann Spruce top, one piece Honduras Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, pearl position markers, gold plated Gotoh tuners, Rosewood bindings with marquetry borders, marquetry purfling lines on front. Hiscox Liteflite case included.

Oberon Specification
  mm inches
Fingerboard width at nut 46 1 13/16
Scale length 629 24 3/4
Frets to body 14  
String spacing at bridge 57 2 1/4
Overall length 996 39 3/16
Body length 478 18 3/4
Body at upper bouts 314 12 5/16
Body at lower bouts 386 15 3/16
Depth of sides at tailpin 108 4 1/4