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Orangewood Introduces the Juniper Rubber Bridge Guitar

Orangewood Introduces the Juniper Rubber Bridge Guitar

An all-new solid top parlor model, Juniper is constructed with a rubber-lined saddle designed to capture the muted tone reminiscent of the past, while incorporating all the functionalities of a modern guitar.


The Orangewood product team tested many rubber-lined saddle designs to find the right thickness and adjustability for their new parlor model. They then upgraded the top and bridge construction with additional reinforcement and added in a trapeze tailpiece. For excellent tuning stability, they added in Grover open-gear tuners. The result is modern performance with a punchy yet articulate sound.

And while Juniper sounds great unplugged, the rubber bridge especially shines when amplified and explored through amps and pedals. To make the guitar tour-ready, the Juniper is equipped with a powerful, high-output rail pickup to pristinely amplify the mellowness of the rubber bridge. A vintage-style cupcake knob adds volume control.

For the final touches, Orangewood added Ernie Ball Flatwound Electric Guitar Strings, providing the perfect warmth to accentuate Juniper’s tonal textures. These lighter gauge flat wound strings are chosen for their smooth feel and ease of playability. To match this old-school sound, juniper was developed with vintage-style aesthetic details, including double bound binding and a 3-ply pickguard.

The Juniper will launch in two satin finishes: Black or Sunburst.

Key Features

  • Body Shape: Parlor
  • Wood: Solid Spruce Top, Layered Sapele Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Electronics: Single Sized Rail Humbucker Pickup (Alnico5) with Volume Control
  • Tuners: Grover Open Gear Tuners
  • Nut / Saddle: Bone Nut / Rubber Wrapped Saddle
  • Bracing: Reinforced Non-Scalloped X Bracing
  • Neck Joint: Vintage Style 12th Fret Neck Joint
  • Strings: Ernie Ball Power Slinky Flatwound Guitar Strings
  • Headstock Truss Rod Access
  • Gig Bag Included
  • Price: $395

“We’re excited to finally introduce our first rubber bridge model that captures an old-school sound, plays easily and in-tune, and is affordable,” said Eddie Park, Orangewood’s co-founder. “Personally, I’ve been such a fan of the rubber bridge sound that’s been popping up across my favorite artists’ records, and I think there’s a reason why it resonates with so many guitarists today. It captures this dreamy, otherworldly tone that is really unique. It allows guitarists to write and hear songs in a whole new way.”

Every Juniper is professionally set up by Orangewood’s in-house guitar technicians before shipment and includes a gig bag. The guitar retails at $395 and is available directly online at orangewoodguitars.com/collections/rubber-bridge. A select inventory of models will also be available through Chicago Music Exchange.

For more information, please visit orangewoodguitars.com.

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