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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 Topanga models come freshly restrung with Ernie Ball Phosphor Bronze strings.

Superior Tonewood

Inspired by lush natural acoustics, we added a torrefied solid Sitka spruce top and, for the first time ever, solid pau ferro back & sides to our Topanga Collection.

Deluxe Hard Case Included

Take your guitar everywhere with our sturdy hard case. Designed for durability and comfortability, it’s made for the guitarist on the go.

Iconic LR Bags Anthem Pickup

Our Topanga Live models come equipped with the award-winning LR Baggs Anthem Pickup System, chosen for its warm natural tone and feedback resistance.

Customer Reviews

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JImmy
AMAZING TONE, QUALITY, AND VALUE!

The Berkley live breaks through the high-end barrier of solid wood guitars. Under $1000 on sale this guitar out performs most guitars double the price. The tone and play-ability is great, not to mention it is even more beautiful in person. Highly recommend this guitar to anyone who wants the tone and quality of a multi-thousand dollar guitar for under $1000.

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Maxwell

Pros: The guitar feels and sounds incredible. Definitely one of the best guitars I’ve ever heard. Setup is great, and The Anthem pickup is superb and it sounds great coming out of a Fender Acoustic 100 AMP!

Cons: For me, there is some minor fret buzzing on the A string second fret and the Low E string 12th fret. I have tried adjusting the truss rod but the issue still persists. Maybe Orangewood could help with that?

All in all the guitar is fantastic and I will for sure be buying another from Orangewood!

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Gary H.
Great Guitar!

The Berkeley Live guitar plays well and sounds great!

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Dave S.
Beautiful Guitar, Great Sound, & Incredible Value

For anyone that is on the fence about trying an Orangewood guitar, Orangewood is the real deal. My first Orangewood guitar was the echo which I bought about 8 months ago to stand in for a Taylor 510 I neglected over the years. I was so impressed with how easy the Echo was to play. They really take their set-ups seriously, and it shows. In my opinion (not just for the price) these acoustics have the best set-ups out of the box in the industry. The Echo is a great guitar to play, with a decent sound. Way more than what you would expect for a guitar priced around just over $300. Great Value.

Since the Echo purchase, I’ve been looking for an all solid wood guitar that has an improved sound compared to the Echo. I actually bought a Hudson over the summer, but it lacked the low end and fullness that I was looking for. I returned it, and I stuck with Echo for a few more months while I planned my next move. I tried a Taylor 210e, a Martin D18, and a bunch of other higher end guitars in the quest for the improved sound I was looking for, but each lacked the playability of the Echo, although each had a much improved sound, but I just couldn’t justify the price tag.

I hesitated with the Berkley at first because I didn’t like the sound and playability of the Hudson, but I finally decided to make the purchase of a Berkley Live in hopes that it would match the playability of my Echo but with a much improved sound. I received the guitar today, and it did not disappoint. The guitar has the amazing action I expected from Orangewood and is very comfortable and easy to play. The tone is such an improvement from the Echo (which you would expect), but for an acoustic guitar with an amazing pickup for under $1,000 (on sale) , I really haven’t played anything else that compares to this. You would pay more than double this price to get a similar quality guitar from a brand like Taylor, Gibson, or Martin.

Bottom line, if you are on the fence and are looking to get a great instrument with amazing playability and great tone, I would highly recommend the Berkley Live. I would imagine the Berkley is just as great if you are looking to save a little money and don’t need the pickup. This is probably one of the best values in the industry. Can’t wait to give an update in a few months when I’ve really had the chance to put it through its paces.

Thank you to Orangewood for making amazing acoustic guitars with great sound and playability at a price people can afford.

We sincerely appreciate your review, Dave!

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Jerome M.
For The Price...

This guitar is incredible. The action is low and fast with no buzzing, or out of tune notes up the neck. The fit and finish is flawless. I received the guitar today. I will update this review later. Great customer service, great set up done to the guitar! The Berkley beats out my Taylor 210-E (a 10 year old guitar) in everything except the highs. Thank you all!

Regards,
Jerome L Monson

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