I like my new Hudson pretty well. It sounds like a good dreadnought. I only gave it 4 stars, though, because the depth of the bottom of the guitar (lower bout) is only 4 5/8" instead of 5", which is usually what a more expensive dreadnought is. But I like it, despite that. The action is perfect, which makes it easy to play. The strings keep going down in tune, but I've only had it a week, and it's probably still adjusting to my environment. I'm using a soundhole humidifier when I'm not playing it. I really like the LR Baggs mic/pickup electronics. Sounds very realistic like a good dreadnought. I recommend this guitar.
Hudson Torrefied Spruce Live
I am trying to like the Orangewood but the jury is still out. I have a Taylor 510 which I think sounds and plays better. I know that the Taylor is much more expensive and maybe I am spoiled, but it's hard to beat that Taylor neck.
My Taylor 224ce-K goes up for sale tomorrow. That says it all. Mahalo Orangewood.
You're welcome, Robert! We appreciate for your review!
When I unpacked the guitar, it had some type of material (felt like sand) that I had to remove by lightly scraping the entire finish. Also, it had to be tuned and the strings were (dead) especially at the A string 8th and 9th fret. The guitar arrived in 5 days, it was well packed and I had many communications from the company. The case is average but does not line up when closed (the top has to be pulled to the side in order to close it)