All our guitars are professionally set up by our expert technicians for the smoothest "out of the box" experience for our players.
Inspired by the sound and beauty of vintage guitars, we’ve added a solid Mahogany top and Grover open-gear tuners to our Highland Collection for an aged look, woody tone, and a timeless impression.
Take your guitar everywhere with our first-ever hard case. Designed for durability and comfortability, it’s made for the guitarist on the go.
All our Highland Collection models feature an ebony bridge and fingerboard to add balanced bass and a smooth feel that guitarists love.
Our Highland Collection Live models come equipped with the award-winning LR Baggs Anthem Pickup System, chosen for its warm natural tone and feedback resistance.
We use Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings for a warm, distinguished tone with golden clarity.
...loving it...easy to pick up EVERY DAY....hard to put down.... quality sound, quality pick up, quality all round....loving it!
Orangewood unfortunately, does not ship outside of the US so I had trouble getting the instrument to me (in eastern Canada) and it cots quite a bit extra to get it here. The guitar arrived today, and I have yet to try the "live" (amplified) aspect of it, but acoustically it is a beautiful instrument with a bright, rich tone and an easy feel while playing it. As far as physical appearance goes, I really like the Smaller-than-a-dreadnaught body and the sultry look of mahogany. The finish is impeccable and the neck reminds me of the feel of some electrics, in particular the SG. I still haven't decided if I will use the pickguard - I'd hate to mar the finish with pick scratches, but I dislike the look of pickguards on acoustics and usually play without a pick. I've given this guitar a rating of four out of five only because I feel a company like Orangewood, making world class instruments, should find a way to market and ship to the entire world. I would recommend Orangewood guitars to anyone.
I noticed that less costing guitars in the $400 or $500 cost have the multiple inlays on the fretboard, where as the $900 guitars have only one. To give an example of what I am talking about, a PRS custom electric guitar has bird inlays in their fretboard and adds to the aesthetics to the fretboard, so I like that about the lower costing Orangewood acoustic guitars. I think the higher costing guitar that I bought would have looked just as good. That's basically the only thing I'd like to mention. The guitar overall is absolutely great and the Mahagony sound is awesome.
I received my Sage Mahagony Live and have played it every day. Great tone and playability. I'm definitely going to use this guitar when I play some solo acoustic gigs.
So I've had the guitar for a couple months now and I wanted to leave a review for anyone else who might be undecided.
To start off, I have always played spruce top guitars, its what is most common with my friends and its what I had at home when I was learning to play. I tried out a couple Taylor guitars, even some in the $3,500+ price range and was left questioning what I wanted out of a guitar. Then I came across some comparisons between Martin and Taylor guitars on YouTube and the Martin guitar really stood out to me. I tried out some Martin Guitars at a music store, but the ones I liked were $2,000 and up.
Enter Orangewood, and their Highland Series.
I did as much research as I could on this guitar. Read reviews, watched videos, compared spec sheets and came to the conclusion that this guitar will match my itch to have that beautiful, deep and rich tone that I enjoy. So I ordered it.
When I received my guitar, I was very happy with the quality of the hard-shell case. The satin mahogany finish is beautiful and minimalistic.
Playability is very good and the action was perfect for my style of playing. I didn't like the sound of the strings at first because they sounded too metallic for my taste, but they must have broken in because I really like the way they sound now. The guitar sounds as great plugged in as it does acoustic. It is not as bright and loud as a traditional spruce top, but I knew that going in.
My only real critique would be the awkward placement of the 9v Battery pack. I wish LR Baggs would have designed a usb rechargeable input inside the sound hole instead of having to loosen the stings to have to reach into the guitar.
Other that that, this guitar far surpassed my expectations. Would recommend.