I have played guitar on and off for most of my life and have just picked it up again after a 15 year hiatus. My last acoustic guitar was a Martin D15 which I loved but rather than let it collect dust, I sold it to someone who appreciated it and gave it the attention it deserved. When I decided to start playing again I considered several different brands but based on you tube reviews was originally interested in the Orangewood Echo. But then I watched a video that was a blind comparison of the Hudson to a Huss and Dalton and a Martin D41. I was blown away and when this went on sale, I made the leap and bought the Hudson rather than the Echo because I love the way the sound of a solid wood guitar evolves as it is played. Even though I haven’t played in 15 years, the setup on the guitar was perfect and I was able to get some beautiful tones immediately. My chops are coming back quickly (muscle memory still there despite the time lapse) because it is such a joy to play. Not only do I love the tone and sustain of this guitar, the fit and finish is outstanding. The herringbone binding on the top and back is clean,elegant, and refined. Reminds me of the D28 herringbone, but even nicer in my opinion. I am thrilled with this guitar. It has reminded my just how satisfying playing a quality guitar is.
I’ve owned several Orangewood guitars, and the Hudson has been my favorite! I play a lot of bluegrass, and the torrefied top gives me that vintage tone I love. Be on the lookout for deals in order to get the best price on a great guitar.
They really put a lot of care into these guitars. Plays beautifully with low action and sounds amazing. A bright guitar but that might be the new strings. Definitely worth it for the price.
That being said, it seems like they run a sale almost every month so it probably pays to wait a few weeks and watch if you're about to buy one. I jumped the gun a little too early, oh well.
I just purchased an Orangewood Hudson with torrefied spruce top and it is a great guitar. This is my second Orangewood--I purchased the Oliver mahogany about a year ago--and have been very impressed with both, The Hudson is a beautiful guitar, great tone and volume, and also great fit and finish. Setup is terrific, plays like butter. I would definitely recommend Orangewood guitars to anyone looking for a good quality, great bang-for-the-buck guitar.
Im pretty critical with my guitars BUT there's nothing I don't love about my new Hudson . Set up is good to go right out of the box , Sound is well balanced with lows ,miss, and highs all in HARMONY Love the satin finish .This beauty is together in every way . ORANGEWOOD WOW! Small wonder the HUDSON IS A BEST SELLER