Echo 12 Live

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Add a new dimension to your sound. Based off our classic dreadnought, Echo 12 adds six more strings for a fuller, chorus-y tone. Made with a Fishman Flex Plus-T EQ system for ultimate amplification.

• Body Shape: Dreadnought
• Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
• Back / Sides: Layered Pau Ferro
• Neck: Mahogany
• Fretboard: Ovangkol
• Bridge: Ovangkol
• Pickguard: Included (Optional)
• Gig Bag: Included

• Strings: Ernie Ball Earthwood Medium Light
• Electronics: Fishman Flex Plus-T EQ
• Tuners: Gold Die-Cast
• Neck Shape: C
• Scale: 25.5"
• Nut / Saddle: Bone
• Nut Width: 48mm
• Bracing: Scalloped X
• Finish: UV-Cured Gloss
• Overall Length: 41 7/8"
• Body Length: 19 3/4”
• Body Depth: 4 7/8"
• Upper Bout: 11 3/4"
• Middle Bout: 11"
• Lower Bout: 15 3/4”

Designed & Set Up In Los Angeles

All our guitars are professionally set up by our expert technicians for the smoothest "out of the box" experience for our players.

Gig Bag Included

Take your guitar everywhere with our premium gig bag. The durable padding and comfortable straps provide protection for the guitarist on the go.

The Pickguard Is Optional

All guitars come with an optional pickguard to protect the wood and add a decorative touch. Please keep in mind! Once applied, it can't be removed.

Fishman Flex EQ

Our Melrose Collection Live models come equipped with an Fishman Flex EQ System. The system features a built-in tuner and onboard volume / tone controls.

The Most Trusted Guitar Strings

We use Ernie Ball acoustic guitar strings to provide a crisp and full-sounding rich tone.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Well made, great sound, just a little disappointed

Was so excited when my Echo12 arrived I just had to tune it up and start playing it. Great sound! After playing it for about 30 minutes I finally began to check it out. I could compare the craftsmanship of this guitar to my J45, HD28, 712ce, and some of my other guitars; beautiful. Except, there are about 7 flaws/defects in the grain of the top that are very noticeable. I wish someone had culled out these pieces and selected a different top piece.

Mixed Review

Over the past 18 months, I have purchased 4 (four) Orangewood guitars (an Oliver Mahogany, a Duke Live, a Brooklyn, and most recently, an Echo 12-Live). Sadly, this is not going to be a raving review of all my guitar purchases, but a mixed op-ed with some disappointments. Despite the wonderful sound the Brooklyn and the Echo 12-Live produced, I felt the intonation and set-ups were unsatisfactory, so I had to return them. This was rather unexpected since the set-ups on my first two purchases was so wonderfully perfect. Although my experience makes me wonder if Orangewood has been lax on some of their quality control methods, I have been so happy with two of the guitars I purchase, I am giving them another chance and have ordered a second Oliver Mahogany. Fortunately, Orangewood’s gracious policy allows a hassle-free return of guitars within 30-days of purchase (as long as the pick guard in not installed!), but I’m hoping it won’t come to that this time.

Crazy nice axe

This guitar exceeded my cynical expectations. The narrative of its originators intrigued me enough to pull the frugal trigger of my wallet. Seriously, no regrets there. This guitar was ready to go out of the box. No joke. A minor tune touch up with the on board tuner and was ready to go. I have a friend who is an an amateur luthier of some very impressive handmade dreadnoughts. I own two. This axe hangs in very nicely with them I must say. Super value for its price point.. Sounds dreamy, plays dreamy. Keep doing what you are doing. High class Instruments at this price point inspires others.

Great Value for the Price!

The Orangewood 12-string rivals my 1983 Guild D212 NT, at a much lower price. The action is comfortable and the sound is bright and balanced. And the on-board Fishman amplification system is excellent and is perfect for recording or live performance. Without reservation, I can say it’s a great value.

My first 12 string acoustic guitar

I already own a Dana mahogany which is a great little guitar, and have always wanted to own a 12 string acoustic, so I was looking at this Echo 12 live pretty hard. I ordered it on a Sunday, it shipped on a Monday, and I had it in my hands on Tuesday. It was almost perfect, as it had too much relief in the neck when I pulled it from the gig bag. A few minutes with the supplied Allen wrench, and I had a straight neck. The action is very comfortable now and it is an easy instrument to play. I’m a beginner player at only 4 months in, and I expected to have some difficulty with 6 extra strings, but I was very pleasantly surprised with how easy and comfortable it is to play some simpler songs, even barre chords. This instrument is beautiful and without a flaw in its finish,and it really sings 🎸🎼 . The supplied gig bag is also very nice and padded well. It’s nicer than the bag that came with the Dana. I’m very happy with my purchase.