I justified purchasing the Cleo because the cutaway gives ease of using the higher frets, and I don't have anything like a pao ferro guitar. I enjoy having the option of a cutaway with no electronics as I really don't need it. Loved this beauty right out of the box and my wife even asked why it sounds better than my other guitars. Not that they're bad, I have some Martins and a nice Eastman OM in the same price range. Gloss finish is nice. Set up was good but I'll probably give the truss rod a turn when I change string, it's certainly not urgent.
This is my eighth Orangewood guitar purchase and I own at least one in each of the collections. The Cleo epitomizes the culmination of style, beauty and playability. Rivals many guitars that cost much more. Only negative noted is that the new hard case is smaller than the cases I received with my Sage TS and Sage M. The new case has a narrower bottom which exposes the guitar body a half inch above the case before closing the top. It seems to make a good fit, but I would prefer a less narrow case.
yes everything very good
I am not sure you received my first review but i really want you to know how much i got first class help . I really mean that. I have delt with guitar center,reverb and local luthiers and they are not the same Thank you to the orangewood folks.i saved Anthony for last because really ws the best thanks again!!!!! Bill
The tonal quality and the aesthetics of this guitar are spot on. I couldn't love it more! As a pretty picky person, I would have to say my expectations were exceeded. If there is any constructive criticism I could give it would be to make the boxes a little wider for the hard case guitars. The fit was so tight, it scuffed up the edges of the case pretty bad.