This guitar is so well build. It came with a perfect setup. However, for those looking for a big bottom end, this might no be the right one. This guitar is bright, super clear sounding, and very easy to play. Works great cutting through the mix without getting too uncomfortable to the ear. Sounds great with finger-style and soloing. Sounds amazing if your strumming style is not too aggressive. The LR Baggs system sounds pretty well too (I use it half-way). Did I mention it is gorgeous?
Thanks for your review, Luis! We are glad you are enjoying your guitar!
Before I ordered my Ava mahogany I spent over 2 months researching for a new guitar with gigging as a priority. So you can imagine my heartbreak when it came in with a broken neck.
After speaking with the costumer service, they apologised and then sent me a new one asap after I sent the original back to them.
It plays really well with a low action and I can't seem to put it down
This was my 2nd attempt to find an Orangewood guitar that I liked but the Ava's (mahogany or spruce) just didn't work for me. Ironically, I have a $200 Oliver that I do enjoy playing often but I think the Ava does not have the tone I'm looking for. I think Orangewood is a great company and they are making good guitars for the reasonable price they charge for them. They are also great to work with if there is a problem and their return policy is more than fair.
I’ve had my new guitar for just over a week and it’s kicked my need to play into overdrive. Love the guitar. I’m really loving the LR Baggs setup. It really takes the experience to the next level. Much love to Orangewood!
Have spent a couple of weeks now with my new Ava Live and am still amazed at the tone, feel, and build quality. This is an extremely fine instrument that can hold it's own against rivals like Taylor and Martin (I know because I own several of those as well) and the L.R. Baggs Anthem bests the expression systems in my Taylors and the Fishman system in my Martin hands down. Thanks for "cutting out the middleman" and delivering a quality guitar at a super affordable price!