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Hudson Torrefied Spruce Live

An all solid dreadnought with a torrefied spruce top, Hudson evokes a bold and crisp sound that is perfect for performing (whether it’s on stage, at home, or in the woods) - making it a versatile companion for the rising singer-songwriter. Comes equipped with the award-winning LR Baggs Anthem pickup.

Note: Torrefaction is a unique baking process. Every guitar is one of a kind, and the finish may slightly vary in color.

• Body Shape: Dreadnought
• Top Wood: Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce
• Back / Sides: Solid Mahogany
• Neck: Mahogany
• Fretboard: Ebony
• Inlays: Mother of Pearl
• Bridge: Ebony
• Pickguard: Included (Optional)
• Hard Case: Included

• Strings: Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Light
• Electronics: LR Baggs Anthem
• Tuners: Grover Open Gear Tuners
• Neck Shape: C
• Scale: 25.5"
• Nut / Saddle: TUSQ
• Nut Width: 44mm
• Bracing: Scalloped X
• Finish: Natural Satin
• Overall Length: 41 11/16"
• Body Length: 19 7/8"
• Body Depth: 4 11/16"
• Upper Bout: 11 3/8"
• Middle Bout: 10 1/2"
• Lower Bout: 15 3/8”

Designed & Set Up in Los Angeles

All our guitars are professionally set up by our expert technicians for the smoothest "out of the box" experience for our players.

Vintage Inspiration

Inspired by the sound and beauty of vintage guitars, we’ve added a torrefied solid top and Grover open-gear tuners to our Highland collection for an aged look, woody tone, and a timeless impression.

Premium Hard Case Included

Take your guitar everywhere with our first-ever  hard case. Designed for durability and comfortability, it’s made for the guitarist on the go.

Ebony Bridge & Fingerboard

All our Highland Collection models feature an ebony bridge 
and fingerboard to add balanced bass and a smooth feel that guitarists love.

LR Baggs Anthem Pickup

Our Highland Collection Live models come equipped with the award-winning LR Baggs Anthem Pickup System, chosen for its warm natural tone and feedback resistance.

First-Class Guitar Strings

We use Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings for a warm, distinguished tone with golden clarity.

Customer Reviews

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A.H.

Love it!

J
J.B.
Great Guitar regardless of price.

I've been playing for over 30 years now, seriously the last 15. I have coveted a high-end guitar for years and just could not pull the trigger. Spending hours in humidity-controlled rooms strumming the offerings of the greats. This Hudson plays/sounds awesome. Better than their mid-line offerings well over a grand. Don't be scared

J
J.C.
Guitar looks, sounds, and plays great. LR Baggs Anthem output is very low.

The Hudson Live I received looks and sounds great. Small issue with the LR Baggs Anthem pickup but only because I was unaware.
The spruce top is much lighter color than expected but they do say color varies. It looks nice and is growing on me. The matte finish and detail are excellent. The open back vintage looking tuners and the quality of the hard case were a pleasant surprise. The action is very good, no buzzing, plays well and sounds really good. It sounds as good, if not better, than the Martin D-12E. The quality of the sound, craftsmanship, look, feel, included hard case, and acoustic pic ups make this a much better product for your money than any of the sub 2k Martin or Taylor models.

My only issue is with the LR Baggs Anthem pickup. The mic level was a little too bright for me out of the box. Using the provided tool and instructions, I adjusted it down a bit and now the lows are now a bit more prominent. Be aware that although the LR Baggs Anthem is a nice pickup system and does a great job of accurately replicating the sound of the guitar the output level is typically 10-12dB lower than other pickups on the market. Depending on the mixer board you connect to you may need to purchase a pre-amp if performing live. Also, not a fan of LR Baggs battery bag for the Anthem. I think Orangewood could add even more value with a little customization by adding a battery box for the 9v battery that is accessible from the outside vice the bag method. This would set them apart and make it much easier to change the battery.

Overall I am very happy with the Hudson Live. You really get a lot of value for the money.

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L.A.J.
PERFECT

The hudson live is perfect. It has bright tones and warm deep tones throughout the guitar. Its so easy to play and its the best price for a completely solid wood guitar! Im definitely gonna buy another guitar from here!

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P.S.
Amazing quality, value, sound & feel

Loving my Hudson Torrefied Spruce Live! Comparable to a $1500-$2000 Martin or Taylor. Value and quality for the price can’t be beat. Superior sound and feel. Super affordable. Amazing deal, especially for the price of $995!

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