A Closer Look at Farida Guitars and Ukuleles

Elderly Instruments is proud to offer guitars and ukuleles from Farida. Inspired by the coveted instruments of the early 20th century, the Farida Old Town Series offers instruments that combine time honored craftsmanship with modern building techniques. They are built in a state-of-the-art Chinese factory with advanced 3D modeling and rigorous attention to detail, allowing us to create instruments with the look and feel of a treasured vintage item, but with the adjustability of a contemporary instrument.

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Let's take a look at their lineup:

20 Series Guitars 

These 00-size guitars offer balanced tone and a comfortable feel. Available in a variety of tonewood, finish, and nut width combinations.

OT-22 — Solid spruce top, laminated mahogany back and sides, available in natural or vintage sunburst finish with 1-11/16” or 1-3/4” nut (left handed models and acoustic-electric models also available)
OT-23 — Solid spruce top, laminated pau ferro back and sides, available in natural or vintage sunburst finish with 1-11/16” or 1-3/4” nut
OT-25 — Solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, available in natural or vintage sunburst finish with 1-11/16” or 1-3/4” nut.
OT-26 — Solid spruce top, solid pau ferro back and sides, available in natural or vintage sunburst finish with 1-11/16” or 1-3/4” nut

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Video: Peghead Nation reviews the OT-22

60 Series Guitars

Farida's 60 Series guitars offer powerful dreadnought sound and vitnage style, all at an accessible price. Available in a variety of tonewood options. 

OT-62 — Laminated mahogany back and sides, 1 11/16” nut, 24.7” scale length (also available with a Fishman Sonitone active pickup)
OT-63 — Laminated pau ferro back and sides, 1 11/16” nut, 24.7” scale length
OT-64 — Laminated maple back and sides with sunburst finish, 1 11/16” nut, 24.7” scale length
OT-65X — Solid mahogany back and sides, wider 1 3/4” nut, extended 25.5” scale length

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Video: Acoustic Guitar Magazine demonstrates the OT-65 and OT-25

10 Series Guitars

The newest Farida guitars offer their impressive fit and finish in an intimate parlor guitar size. Offered in a variety of tonewood options.

OT-12 — Solid spruce top, laminated mahogany back and sides
OT-15 — Solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides
OT-16 — Solid spruce top, solid pau ferro back and sides

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Video: Peghead Nation demonstrates the OT-12

Ukuleles

Inspired by classic designs and built using cutting edge techniques, these ukuleles offer an impressive level of fit and finish at an affordable price. They are available in soprano, concert, and tenor sizes, with five levels of tonewoods and appointments.

Series 2 — Solid cedar top, laminated nato back & sides, nato neck, acacia fingerboard & bridge, simple 7-ring rosette, nickel geared tuners
Series 3 — Solid mahogany body, mahogany neck, acacia fingerboard & bridge, simple 7-ring rosette, nickel geared tuners
Series 5 — Solid acacia body, mahogany neck, acacia fingerboard & bridge, simple 7-ring rosette, nickel geared tuners
Series 6 — Solid koa body, mahogany neck, koa fingerboard & bridge, “rope” binding & rosette, gold geared tuners
Series 8 — Solid flamed koa body, mahogany neck, koa fingerboard & bridge, “rope” binding & rosette, gold geared tuners

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Video: Ukulele Magazine Demonstrates Three Farida Ukuleles