“It took three years, but the California-based guitar company feels that it's created the ultimate acoustic guitar buying experience, without the use of a middle man to hike up the price.”
“Designed in Los Angeles and sold strictly online, Orangewood is committed to bringing the venerable musical instrument into the modern marketplace.”
“For the generation of players demanding inclusivity as the future, Orangewood is taking the steps to declaring it a reality in acoustic guitars.”
"If you're friends with the campfire (or mall fountain or subway busker) singer type, encourage them to size down when they travel with this adorable, small guitar."
"The tonal range of the Sage Live is matched by the range of guitarists to whom it could appeal. Its price puts it well within the reach of many new players, while its tone, power, construction, and ease of playability would make it an easy choice for a professional musician."
"We say: It comes in a durable gift bag, completely set-up by expert technicians for smoothest “out of the box” experience."
“The perfect beginner gift for any aspiring musician, each Orangewood ukulele sold helps support music education programs…”
“This Californian builder may only have launched a couple of years ago, but it’s already causing a stir with its affordable yet well-appointed instruments.”
"Balancing all the factors, Orangewood might be making the best guitars for beginners right now as far as acoustics go."
"This mini grand concert guitar is fun to play, has an amazing sound for its size, comes with a backpack-style gig bag and is a great value thanks to the company’s direct-to-consumer sales model."
"You not only get a very well-made instrument that’s set up for playability, but there’s also a zippered gig bag, a strap, and tuner included in the price. It’s rekindled my affection for ukuleles."
"...if you’re a parent, friend, or family member who is like ‘yo, I have no idea what to scoop for my music loving child/friend/family member’, then please know that this one has a former music pro’s stamp of approval."
“...this guitar won enthusiastic praise from all of our panelists for its sound and playability.”
“This guitar feels a little like a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors – cost-effective, conservatively stylish, and comfortable.”
“The use of solid wood is a significant upgrade, and an ambitious move from Orangewood.”
“Inspired by rustic timelessness and sleek playability, Highland is Orangewood’s collection of premium guitars geared towards seasoned players, as well as loyal consumers seeking modern options under $1,000.”
“No messing around, open the box, take it out and play it.”
“A California-designed acoustic guitar that’s packed with good features, at a price every beginner can afford.”