I'm loving my new Mason Live. The finish (on all sides) is impeccable. and the satin finish on the neck is, well, smooth as satin! My hand simply glides to wherever I want it to go. It's fast! It stays in tune, and sounds fantastic. This is based on it's acoustic sound because I haven't plugged in yet. Can't wait for that! I really like the action. Much more playable than my other acoustic that I've had for 32 years! Thank you Orangewood. This one's a keeper!!
Enjoying this new guitar and very happy I decided to give Orangewood a try.
We’ll build product however the neck is smaller than what I’m use too. Trying to aclimate myself to the size of it.
I’ve been playing the guitar for around 60 years (yes...I’m old!) and I have around 10 guitars, mostly acoustics. I love trying out new guitars, especially ones that I’ve never heard of. Enter….Orangewood. After reading a bunch of reviews, I figured it was worth a shot. Orangewood was having a Labor Day Sale offering some great prices, so I sprung for the Mason Live. It was less than $400 so I wasn’t sure what to expect in that price range.
Right out of the box I was blown away! It was packed in a very substantial gig bag and barely needed tuning. The fit and finish are impeccable, the action is perfect and it sounds fantastic. The Mason Live is a grand auditorium cutaway with Fishman Flex Plus-T EQ electronics. It has a gloss finish which is gorgeous, fret markers and other appointments which are usually found on only more expensive guitars.
To put things in perspective, my other acoustics include Martin, Taylor, Guild, Washburn, Fender and a few others. The Orangewood compares with the best of them. Playing is smooth and silky with a boomy yet bright sound. The electronics work very well and the built in tuner is spot on which is not always the case with some built in tuners.
I would highly recommend this guitar for all levels of players. You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you so much for your review, Roy!