I decided to buy an Orangewood based on Tomo Fujita’s enthusiastic recommendation. It does not disappoint!! Great sound right out the box! Thanks for making an affordable, high quality guitar. Highly recommend! 👍🏼👍🏼
Over all for the price this is a great starter guitar. However it isn't perfect. The nut is pre cut and doesn't conform to the shape of the fretboard and headstock. Worse is the slots are poorly cut resulting in the strings binding, the worst string for example will not change pitch while adjusting the tuner, then suddenly the string will slip with a "ping". Other strings suffer from this, but to a lesser extent. This leads to poor tuning stability especially while bending the strings. The tuning heads don't feel the best quality and saddle is cut a bit high relative to the nut height, but those are minor issues and probably expected at the price point. I love the satin finish, there are some minor rough spots on the body, but I don't really mind it. I find the neck profile comfortable and the action is pretty decent with no string buzz. I'm torn between 3 or 4 stars. An awesome guitar for the price in general, but the poorly cut nut is a real issue
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I Purchased this guitar not knowing exactly what to expect. I have been very pleased with it so far. The look is classic yet rich. It plays a soft clear, crisp sound but can also be loud and boisterous. Its also comfortable to play. I would definitely buy another and recommend this series to anyone just getting started playing guitar or even seasoned guitarist.
11th and 12th frets were high (and high enough to cause buzz). Not sure how this passed QA because a quick glance down the fretboard showed it was very visible. They were lifted, so I hammered them back down to level. Weird part is that after, the fret ends were sharp, meaning that the frets were dressed after they lifted. This rules out lifting frets during shipping, so the only conclusion is that no fret leveling was done as it doesn't make sense for two frets to become lifted between leveling and dressing. Those two high frets were never pushed in fully in the first place and a leveling was never done. Big L on manufacturing process and the "setup by a professional in LA". How could you guys miss TWO high frets which can be spotted with a two second visual inspection?
Rubberized tuning pegs are terrible. The somehow feel more slippery than smooth plastic/metal. Also they will inevitability turn into sticky goo in 5-10 years. Doesn't at all seem very resistant to everyday fluids like oils and beer. The base plastic used isn't great either. It is quite soft. My low E tuning peg bore was distorted so there was slop. I had to shim it to eliminate the backlash. Also don't know how this passed QA/QC. It was noticeable the moment you try to turn the peg.
Finish on body is very thick so top plate feels choked.
Intonation 12th fret and higher could be better.
There are small bubbles on the headstock and sound hole around the decals. The foil transfer/decal for both really don't look great up close either. Lots of flaws.
The pick guard looks absolutely terrible. Wish it wasn't included to save me $5.
There was a significant crease in the zipper of my gig bag which make it snag. Also don't know how this passed QA/QC. Very annoying issue. It was very difficult bending the zipper plastic back into shape so it wouldn't snag.
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