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I own and have owned high end guitars ranging from $2500- $3200. I feel that this guitar is the same quality as those, I only had to pay a quarter or so of the price. When I would buy a guitar I would take it to my local Luthier for a set up (which would cost up to $200. I won't have to take this one. This Ava plays as well if not slightly better then my Martin OOO-18. The Ava a bright full even sound. Great for fingerstyle which is what I play. I won't say that it sounds like a Martin , Taylor , Breedlove etc. All guitar get their sound from the wood they use and the construction of it. So I'd say an Orangewood Guitar sounds like an Orangewood. I can't put it down.
My dream guitar is the look of a Martin OM-28 with the wood and tonality of a Martin 000-18. Enter the Ava. I had to return my first two Ava orders due to set up issues but the 3rd is now my holy grail! The look, the feel, the incredible sound, the materials used, and yes... The last set up done is absolutely perfect and worth way more than it's asking price! Total value! I knew it was special which is why I ordered until I found the right one. Big Thank You to everyone at Orangewood Guitars on an outstanding bargain sure to last a lifetime!! This is the one for you at any level if you value sound, craftsmanship, and beauty in simplicity.
I’ve been playing guitars for thirty years and I am very impressed with the Ava. It is easy to play and has a very balanced and clear tone with excellent sustain. The natural satin finish could use a little more buffing, but overall it is a beautiful guitar. I can’t wait to get home and play it!
I purchased the all-solid wood Highland Ava, with torrefied solid spruce top and sold mahogany back/sides. By way of background, I have been playing acoustic in public and private since 1988, and among my favorites are my Martin HD-28, Martin D-18 and the first guitar I ever bought, a cedar-top Seagull S6. Recently I began a search for a concert size acoustic, which necessarily led to playing various Martin, Taylor, Breedlove, and Guilds, among others. I was looking at price points between $1,000 and $2,300, which captures even the Martin 000-18, the concert equivalent of the D-18. Not in a hurry, I have played at least 10-12 different models repeatedly over the past three to four weeks. Online research has been made much easier with the advent of YouTube, and that is where I stumbled upon Orangewood. This Ava model is not yet comprehensively reviewed in video, but reviews of Orangewood's other models (with laminated back/sides, like my Seagull) were overwhelmingly positive. In addition, Orangewood video demos of this all-solid wood Ava being played by Dillan and Jacob were impressive.
Having played for 30 years now, feel and tone are by far the most important attributes of any guitar. I was hopeful that Orangewood could deliver those in the Highland Ava, and it has. In spades. Let me repeat: in spades. The build and feel of this guitar are exceptional, and its all-important tone is nothing short of full, bright and resonant. Action is smooth and perfect. What an awesome instrument. I will not be looking any further, I've found my concert size guitar.
Thank you Orangewood for daring to create an online-only guitar company. I hope this review helps increase the awareness of your most excellent guitars.
Early this year I was given the opportunity through a Veteran’s organization to take guitar lessons (a childhood dream) and was given a beautiful guitar for which I’m very grateful. However, I wanted something that would be strictly mine, meaning something that I felt came from my own efforts and work. After lots of research and reading on what would be good sounding guitar I can across the already established brands... and the prince tag that followed... which of course I can’t afford. Nonetheless I still wanted a good to great guitar. Enter Orangewood guitars. I settle for this guitar after reading/watching YouTube player’s opinion (which I somewhat trust), and I was not disappointed. I have not payed other guitars so I can not compare the sounds or acoustics with other more established brands. But what I can say is this, every day I look forward to my quiet evenings in which I can grab my guitar and play some cords and strum some melodies, and everyday I love playing guitar a little bit more, and I have to believe its due in part to this guitar. Thank you Orangewood!