I own a Gibson 12 string I purchased in 1969 and does not sound
half as good as the Echo 12. Great tone and easy to play, who could ask for more.
I bought two (in order to "pick" the better).
One sounded better acoustically with slightly higher action, the other sounded better electronically (less feedback-prone boomy/muddy low-end) with slightly lower action (which is the one i kept as I play out in an acoustic duo). Neither disappointed. Already played out with it and gotten compliments/"what is that guitar?" comments..... I've owned an inferior Takamine jumbo 12 (90's) and a superior late 60's Martin 12. Orangewood has made a very impressive 'budget' 12 stringer that fits the bill for a well-made mid-range instrument
Have several 6 string guitars and this is my first 12 string guitar purchase. Was concern about the action but so far very happy right out of the box.
Was encouraged when Orangewood shipped just 2 days after order placement. FedEx however took six long days to get it here from California and it was delivered with a fairly large tear in the cardboard packaging. Luckily, the gig back took the brunt of it and the guitar was delivered pristine. The guitar is finish is immaculate, intonation and action is very good, tuning holds it's own over long periods, the Fishman is very versatile and it's tuner is spot on. My only complaint (as others have posted) is the string spacing at the saddle. Each pair of strings has quite a gap making individual string picking nearly impossible. Given the quality of the build, I'm going to continue to try to work around it and will likely keep the guitar but will need to visit my local music store before the 30 days are up to compare whether this is a common issue with other 12 string guitars or not.
I like it!