“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.”
"Whether he’s a seasoned musician or has never touched a pick before in his life, he will appreciate and enjoy the Oliver Jr. guitar. It’s a bit smaller than most, making it great for beginners to handle, but it packs a heavy punch."
"Smoother sound, elegant styling. The Harper Concert Acacia looks nicer than our top pick, plays just as well, and has a softer sound that’s good for accompanying vocals."
"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 Orangewood is the perfect travel guitar—small, portable, and not too expensive at under $400.”
"Frustrated by the dearth of affordable instruments, they launched Orangewood, a line of guitars and ukuleles designed by professional luthiers in 2018. Through word of mouth, the Parks have built a loyal fan base, including chart-toppers like Billie Eilish and Sofi Tukker."
"It’s not going to be easy to put your hands on an Orangewood before taking the jump (click?) and ordering it. But I think it’s a safe bet that anyone looking for a quality, affordable ukulele is going to be happy with the Juno tenor."
"We say: It comes in a durable gift bag, completely set-up by expert technicians for smoothest “out of the box” experience."
"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."
"Orangewood Guitars feature a simple, sleek design with classic acoustic guitar shapes to give those a truly timeless 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."
"It’s the sort of sound that is rich like gravy-soaked meat and potatoes and the Sage Mahogany does a great job of conjuring a plump, chewy sound that feels more expensive than it is.”
"...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."
"For players looking for a well-balanced acoustic bass option, the Oliver Jr. Bass is a winning combination of high-quality playability and affordability. With a shorter scale and lightweight body, the Oliver Jr. Bass was designed for easy portability and a comfortable hold."
"Road trips require something portable, packable and easy to pick up, so meet Orangewood’s Milo Ukulele, a concert-sized natural beauty in layered mahogany. Ukuleles are one of the easiest musical instruments to learn how to play so even newbies should be able to strum a simple tune at the campfire."
"I kept returning to the front room, where the Orangewood reclined on its stand, quietly waiting. It became my retreat. It was a way to unplug from everything. When you play music there is no past, no future, there’s just that moment, that note that you’re playing. The rest of the world ceases to exist."
“...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.”
"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."
“The company brings back a familiar face to showcase their new lineup of torrefied top acoustics.”
“Does Orangewood Guitars pass the test?"