Actually, after all of the raving reviews about being "ready to play" directly out of the box, I was expecting just that, within a few minor tuning adjustments given the climate change from California to Florida and the fact that FedEx dropped the ball (again) and was late with the delivery by a few days. In reality, upon opening the box I was impressed with the appearance, fit and finish, case and packaging in general. Then I strummed it. Suffice it to say, the guitar was strung, put in the box and shipped. After tuning , all is good and better than expected. I'm very pleased with my Orangewood purchase and will recommend them without reservation, as their quality and value are unsurpassed in my opinion. I'm attributing the stringing oversite to rushing orders out after a sale. Heads-up next time!
I justified purchasing the Cleo because the cutaway gives ease of using the higher frets, and I don't have anything like a pao ferro guitar. I enjoy having the option of a cutaway with no electronics as I really don't need it. Loved this beauty right out of the box and my wife even asked why it sounds better than my other guitars. Not that they're bad, I have some Martins and a nice Eastman OM in the same price range. Gloss finish is nice. Set up was good but I'll probably give the truss rod a turn when I change string, it's certainly not urgent.
This is my eighth Orangewood guitar purchase and I own at least one in each of the collections. The Cleo epitomizes the culmination of style, beauty and playability. Rivals many guitars that cost much more. Only negative noted is that the new hard case is smaller than the cases I received with my Sage TS and Sage M. The new case has a narrower bottom which exposes the guitar body a half inch above the case before closing the top. It seems to make a good fit, but I would prefer a less narrow case.
yes everything very good
I am not sure you received my first review but i really want you to know how much i got first class help . I really mean that. I have delt with guitar center,reverb and local luthiers and they are not the same Thank you to the orangewood folks.i saved Anthony for last because really ws the best thanks again!!!!! Bill