There are definitely flaws to the Dana, but overall it is great! I went to replace the strings and found that with a new set the action was pretty bad, but I just adjusted the truss rod and it was fine. It really is a beautiful guitar, my only issue was that the pick guard it came with was all covered in some sort of goo- probably from the adhesive? That was disappointing and I couldn’t put it in my guitar. But other than that and the action, it is great! It looks good, it sounds good, and it’s great for the price— definitely a good one for beginners, but it was just as great for more experienced players like me! Definitely worth overall.
I was wowed by the out of the box setup for a $125 guitar! It plays MORE easily than my very well set up Martin and I find it as easy to play as my professionally set up high dollar electric guitars. The sound is not as "small" as I expected, but this is a small short-scale guitar and is light on the bass. I am also surprised by how quickly the sound is "warming" up with play. I bought it as a low risk guitar to let my son's play as they like, but I keep finding it in my hands when I have a few minutes to play. I can't wait to try one of Orangewood's "bigger" sounding models. Thanks Orangewood team!
Heard of this brand from Tomo Fujita’s YouTube videos. Out of the box it was great, well-made and a very surprising value. I got this for a student. Good for a smaller player or a beginner. I may pick up one myself for traveling. Did a bit of work on it (lowered saddle and a crown and level) and it was even better. I’m excited to try some of their other models including the larger models/acoustic-electrics.