Ortega Guitars

About Us






We started as a guitar manufacturer aiming to produce guitars that everybody can play and afford.  Looking back, these cornerstones mark our way from a small German guitar brand to a global corporation with distribution partners all over the world.





Hand Crafted Quality in the Spanish Tradition

The starting point of our company was the crafting of guitars in the Spanish tradition.  Today we have taken traditional guitar-making to new levels, developing instruments that are tailored by listening to our customers’ requirements.  The results can be found in every single instrument we make, which you helped create.




The Family Grows

But we did not stop there.  Over the last 25 years, we have consistently extended our product range.  Currently, our customers can choose from a wide variety of different stringed instruments like ukuleles, acoustic basses, mandolins, and banjos.  We also introduced smaller sized guitars like our ¼, ½, & ¾ models to support young talents with small hands.




Signature Artists

We are happy to have such great musicians on our artist roster.  Thomas Zwisjen, Ben Woods, Javier Reyes, and Ken Taylor are among the first artists to join our family.  They are using their co-designed signature instruments on every gig and every tour they play.




The Rise of the Ukulele

These small instruments with their origin on the beautiful Island of Hawaii are conquering the world.  In 2008, we introduced our first ukulele line up, which has grown into a wide variety of instruments including Sopranino, Soprano, Concert, Tenor, & Baritone Ukes – covering traditional and modern designs.




Keiki® - Connecting Generations

Since 2019, affordable ukuleles with colorful and unique designs can be found within the KEIKI range.  Originating from the Hawaiian word “the little one,” these instruments bring joy to young and old alike following the mantra: Music is connecting generations.




Useful Helpers

Ortega Guitars offers you all the important tools for maintaining and cleaning your beloved instruments.  Furthermore, you will find inspirational implements to spice up your sound as well as useful helpers for your life as a gigging musician within our accessories line up.




Time to Make a Change

Feeling responsible for our environment we started to work on sustainable products.  The first results are our Atmosphere Green guitar strings featuring 100% plant-based trebles instead of using oil-based materials.  During the production process, carbon emissions are reduced by more than 50%.  This is our small but important contribution to a cleaner and greener planet.




About Meinl

Meinl company is a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments based in Gutenstetten, Germany.  The brand portfolio of Meinl comprises Meinl Cymbals, Meinl Percussion, Nino Percussion, Meinl Sonic Energy, Meinl Stick & Brush, and Ortega Guitars.