I watched hours of YouTube trying to find a decent sounding budget guitar. After seeing the videos of Orangewood guitars I decided to purchase the Manhattan. I knew it was one of the cheapest offerings, and my experience before with other cheap guitars wasn't great. When it arrived I was surprised to see the gig bag included. The guitar was light yet beautiful. I have it a quick tune and it sounded amazing. My wife said it sounded like he ovation. So far so good. When i fully learn guitar I'll be back for an Oliver live. Highly recommended
I wanted a daily driver and another acoustic as my wife is about to kill me for promising “no more gear “, so I figured I would start with the Manhattan to get a flavor . It takes a lot to impress me with Acoustic Tone and for a composite build , you could blind test and compare this to much more expensive spruce top guitars . The intonation is great , action right where I want it to be , and exceeded my tone and playability expectations.
The Direct to Consumer model makes this an even bigger value proposition. My only call out : is there anyway to tint the top as it shows up a pale whitish / tone vs a deeper tone ? Just a little bit of a “tan in the sun “ . Outside of that .. amazing company , amazing guitar at $125! Truly stunned .
It is easy to play, the only thing is the color. It is too white.
I was looking for a guitar I could strum on while i save up for repairs on my Washburn Cumberland. Read a lot of great reviews. Got the Manhattan for $100 during a holiday sale. I am absolutely more than satisfied so far! The action and intonation are spot on! Granted it is a composite guitar but the craftsmanship is unbeatable for a guitar at this price range! These will be my kids starter guitars when they are ready to start. Lightyears better than anything else comparable in price.