- 3 octaves
- natural or black lacquer
- laminated Finland birch soundboard and back
- traditional 5th-interval tuning
- 16/15 configuration
- also available as a package with a case and stand
The larger version of our popular and affordable Prelude model is also built with a laminated Finland birch soundboard and back, and has the same stability and sweet, balanced sound. Extending the standard 2½ octave range downward, this instrument opens up a wider choice of playing keys and affords greater versatility in arranging melodies and harmonies.
The Overture is available as an instrument only (including hammers and a tuning wrench) or as a package with a C45 case and folding sit-down stand, providing a complete ready-to-go option. There is also the option to choose black finish instead of the standard clear lacquer. (For an idea of what this looks like, see the Apprentice.)
Overture, natural or black: $625 (includes T-handle tuning wrench, regular single-sided wood hammers, note guide strips, owner's guidebook)
Overture Package, natural or black: $850 (includes above accessories, plus C45 case and folding sit-down stand)
Protective carrying case
|Variety of stand and leg choices|
The Overture has a three-octave range, and the lowest note is the D below middle C. There are 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge - a configuration that is often referred to as 16/15. Easily available keys are G, D, C, F and A, along with their relative minors, and there are a variety of chromatic notes available in each key.
Tuning and Strings
Superscript numbers indicate octaves (C4 is middle C). Dots indicate marked courses. PB = phosphor bronze wire. PBW = phosphor bronze wound. All unmarked strings are plain steel. Wire gauges are shown in inches.
- Bottom rail: 42 inches
- Top rail: 19½ inches
- Height: 17¾ inches
- Thickness: 4 inches
- Weight: approx. 14 pounds
- Soundboard and back: laminated Finland birch
- Pinblocks and rails: Eastern hard maple
- Main bridges: maple
- Side bridges and soundhole inserts: sapele
Let us know what you think of your Overture!