Ive owned many acoustic guitars, ranging from well over 10k to $200. For the price, tone and feel I rate TS Sage Live among the best of my collection. I loved it so much I bought a second one. I now own several orangewood guitars and I love them all. Great company and I highly recommend. Add the anthem pickup and boom masterpiece theatre!
I definitely love the sound and playability of the Sage. It resonates like crazy when I'm strumming, picking, or playing fingerstyle. The torrified top wood also looks beautiful, as do the mahogany back and sides! My only real concern was the neck had a bunch of light scratches in the satin finish in a handful of spots. This was supposed to be a brand new guitar and it seems like a slightly used one. Kind of a bummer, but overall I like it a bunch!
I’ve played guitar for almost 30 years and this guitar has the best sound quality and playability for the price I have ever played. I’ve played Martins and Taylor’s in the same price range and they seem to fall short on the tone, I’ve even played guitars that cost twice as much or more that do not sound as good as this guitar. I was recently in the market for a new guitar and my first thought was a new Taylor or a Breedlove, so I headed to a local guitar shop and played a few and wasn’t all that impressed, I checked out some Martins as well and they sounded better but I wasn’t sold. So I did some research online and was going to buy a used Martin that had some good reviews but I was leary on buying a used guitar online with no return policy. Then I stumbled onto Orangewood guitars site and started doing some research. Almost all the reviews were very positive, except for a couple that were completely ridiculous. So I decided to order the Torrefied Spruce Sage. It was delivered a few days later, I got it out of the case and tuned it up and played it. The guitar surpassed my expectations, it looked and sounded beautiful. But there was one issue, I noticed a crack on the underside of the neck. So I contacted Orangewood and they had me send the guitar back so I could exchange it for a new one. Five days later I had my replacement. I love this guitar! it is such a joy to play, its hard to stop playing. If you are in the market for a new guitar I highly recommend Orangewood guitars. The guitars are great as well as there customer service.
This is the guitar I always wished I'd own. It is every bit of perfect! I will probably buy another one just to use as a beater around the house.
Thank you for your review, Ken. We're so glad you got your dream guitar!
Despite a long shipping journey and inconsistent temperatures, it showed up in great playing shape with perfect fit and finish and a good setup. Plays and sounds fantastic!