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Professional Setup in Los Angeles

With our expert setup, your guitar is ready to play right out of the delivery box. All Melrose models come freshly restrung with iconic Ernie Ball acoustic strings.

Guitar tech setting up an Orangewood guitar on a workbench with extra strings in the background.

Elegant Aesthetics

Designed for those that stand out, the Melrose Collection sports gold hardware, abalone detailing, and a stunning natural gloss finish.

Mason guitar with a pickguard applied

Gig Bag Included

Take your guitar everywhere with our premium gig bag, made with comfortable straps and durable padding for extra protection on the go.

Brooklyn guitar in an Orangewood gig bag

Go Live With the Fishman Flex EQ

Our Melrose Collection Live models come equipped with a Fishman Flex EQ System, featuring a built-in tuner and onboard controls for volume and tone.

Close-up of Fishman Flex EQ controls on side of Orangewood guitar

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
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David H.
My second Orangewood

This is my second Orangewood guitar. I first purchased a Rey mahogany several months ago and am amazed at what a great sounding and playing guitar it is, and what an incredible value! So my expectations for the Duke were perhaps too high. It is beautiful and the gig bag is high quality with good padding. I was expecting a full rich sound, but the Rey has a much more open and woody quality whereas the duke seems muted despite having a solid top. The top seems dead with a dull thud when I tap on it versus the pleasing drum-like resonance of a tap on the Rey. I suspect that the glossy finish is overly thick and internal bracing too heavy (it is a heavy guitar at 5.2 pounds). The duke is well finished with nicely dressed frets and good intonation. The setup isn’t bad, but the action on my Rey is lower and easier to play. Overall I highly recommend the Rey but the Duke wasn’t for me. I purchased the Duke on the “nearly perfect” sale so it is not returnable, otherwise it would be going back.

D
David S.
Second Time Around

This is my second Orangewood. I tested the waters with an excellent Oliver Jr. Mahogany. I wanted to add a jumbo guitar to my collection, but I did not plan to use it very often. Paying $2,000. for a very basic Gibson model was not part of my plan. The Duke Live was on sale for $420., so you must allow some leeway for a review. I have rated the major areas in this regard:
Appearance 5
Construction 5
Playability 5
Electronics 5 (very good bass response when plugged in)
Setup in California 3 (replaced saddle which was far too low)
Overall sound 4 (improved with Bluegrass Phosphor Bronze
Portland Acoustics strings to a level 5 for its price range)
Average 4.5

Overall, a very good value for the money. With the minor changes, it is now at a level 5 for its price range.

S
Scott T.P.
What a Beauty !!!

Been following Orangewood guitars since they opened shop and marveled at the reviews that were being given. After almost 3 years I couldn't wait any longer to see for myself. The Duke was the tipping point...I wanted a Jumbo and I wanted to own an Orangewood. Been playing sine 1969 at 13 years of age and have owned many guitars...The Duke is an excellent example of being able to own an affordable HIGH quality musical instrument that looks, feels, plays and sounds like a guitar worth 3 times the cost. BRAVO !!!

J
Jason G.
IMPRESSED!!

OK I dont usually write reviews but I couldnt resist. I have had many guitars over the years, and I am very impressed with my Duke. At first I thought it sounded a little thin but after I put my Elixers on it, all was good. this guitar rocks! Beautiful, plays easily and sounds great. I read all the reviews online etc and was still a little skeptical but tghis guitar is my new best friend I love it!!! Great job Orangewood!! Hoping to get another one soon!!

B
Beaker
Love It

Been playing my Duke for roughly a year now. Can't say enoughabout it. Fantastic! Received my guitarin just a few days. Very playable outof the box.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
88%
(15)
6%
(1)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
David H.
My second Orangewood

This is my second Orangewood guitar. I first purchased a Rey mahogany several months ago and am amazed at what a great sounding and playing guitar it is, and what an incredible value! So my expectations for the Duke were perhaps too high. It is beautiful and the gig bag is high quality with good padding. I was expecting a full rich sound, but the Rey has a much more open and woody quality whereas the duke seems muted despite having a solid top. The top seems dead with a dull thud when I tap on it versus the pleasing drum-like resonance of a tap on the Rey. I suspect that the glossy finish is overly thick and internal bracing too heavy (it is a heavy guitar at 5.2 pounds). The duke is well finished with nicely dressed frets and good intonation. The setup isn’t bad, but the action on my Rey is lower and easier to play. Overall I highly recommend the Rey but the Duke wasn’t for me. I purchased the Duke on the “nearly perfect” sale so it is not returnable, otherwise it would be going back.

D
David S.
Second Time Around

This is my second Orangewood. I tested the waters with an excellent Oliver Jr. Mahogany. I wanted to add a jumbo guitar to my collection, but I did not plan to use it very often. Paying $2,000. for a very basic Gibson model was not part of my plan. The Duke Live was on sale for $420., so you must allow some leeway for a review. I have rated the major areas in this regard:
Appearance 5
Construction 5
Playability 5
Electronics 5 (very good bass response when plugged in)
Setup in California 3 (replaced saddle which was far too low)
Overall sound 4 (improved with Bluegrass Phosphor Bronze
Portland Acoustics strings to a level 5 for its price range)
Average 4.5

Overall, a very good value for the money. With the minor changes, it is now at a level 5 for its price range.

S
Scott T.P.
What a Beauty !!!

Been following Orangewood guitars since they opened shop and marveled at the reviews that were being given. After almost 3 years I couldn't wait any longer to see for myself. The Duke was the tipping point...I wanted a Jumbo and I wanted to own an Orangewood. Been playing sine 1969 at 13 years of age and have owned many guitars...The Duke is an excellent example of being able to own an affordable HIGH quality musical instrument that looks, feels, plays and sounds like a guitar worth 3 times the cost. BRAVO !!!

J
Jason G.
IMPRESSED!!

OK I dont usually write reviews but I couldnt resist. I have had many guitars over the years, and I am very impressed with my Duke. At first I thought it sounded a little thin but after I put my Elixers on it, all was good. this guitar rocks! Beautiful, plays easily and sounds great. I read all the reviews online etc and was still a little skeptical but tghis guitar is my new best friend I love it!!! Great job Orangewood!! Hoping to get another one soon!!

B
Beaker
Love It

Been playing my Duke for roughly a year now. Can't say enoughabout it. Fantastic! Received my guitarin just a few days. Very playable outof the box.

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