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This Ava is incredible. It's smaller than the Sage or Hudson models (Grand Concert vs. Grand Auditorium and Dreadnought), but it isn't small. It's about the same size as a Martin 000 or OM (which is a little confusing because they call their 000/OM guitars "Grand Auditorium" and their 00 guitars "Grand Concert"), but with a 25.5 inch scale length. I was hesitant at first and almost returned it because of the size, as I have a fast/heavy strumming style, but after playing live this thing takes hits like a champ and has warm, even tone. Not to mention, the LR Baggs Anthem has got to be the greatest acoustic guitar pickup ever made. I used to play a Taylor 324ce (which is twice the price of this guitar), but LR Baggs blows Taylor's ES2 out of the water. I considered putting a Baggs in my Taylor, but after buying this Orangewood to compare, I immediately put the Taylor up for sale. This is my new #1! Only thing I might change is the pickguard - I'm leaving it off for now because I'm torn about whether I would want the included tortoise or would prefer to get a black one, but either way I think I would cut it to a more rounded shape, as it's a little square and big for this particular guitar.