All our guitars are professionally set up by our expert technicians for the smoothest "out of the box" experience for our players.
For improved stability and tone, we’ve added a torrefied solid spruce top to our Melrose Collection. You’ll get a uniquely dynamic tonal range and golden glow of an aged guitar with all the benefits of a modern build.
Take your guitar everywhere with our premium gig bag. The durable padding and comfortable straps provide protection for the guitarist on the go.
All guitars come with an optional pickguard to protect the wood and add a decorative touch. Please keep in mind! Once applied, it can't be removed.
Our Melrose Collection Live models come equipped with an Fishman Flex Plus-T EQ System. The system features a built-in tuner and onboard volume / tone controls.
We use Ernie Ball Earthwood Medium Light acoustic guitar strings to provide a crisp and full-sounding rich tone.
Thanks to a review by Mary Spender I decided to take a chance and ordered an Orangewood guitar. The quality of the guitar, the setup and the sound is fantastic!! Loving the sound of the Torrefied Solid Top!
Thank you Orangewood!
Guitar looks and sounds great. I didn’t notice any difference in the torrefied top versus my other solid wood guitars?
Beautiful guitar, good clean and balanced tone, poor set up. I had to pay to have this guitar set up properly.
Thrilled with my Mason T - the build is high-caliber, the sound is brilliant, and the look is fantastic (the spruce is beautifully grained, and the back sides are dark and gorgeous - mine has what we've termed "owl eyes" on the bookmatched backside) The satin treatment on the neck makes it feel great in my hand, and the projection on it unplugged is wonderful. The pickup installation is flawless, and there's not a blemish or misplaced drop of glue on it anywhere. It needed some minor tuning adjustments that you'd expect from travel and climate changes during shipping, but it sang wonderfully right out of the box. My worship leader played it, and said he'd put it up against his Taylor 214ce for sound and playability any day of the week (and couldn't *believe* that the torrefied version of this with Fishman electronics came in under $500).
Honestly, I couldn't be happier with the purchase. Buying a guitar sight unseen and without ever having held it is a risk, for sure - and to be honest, there was a part of me that felt like I might be making a mistake: like I might hate it, I might have a hard time returning it, all of those nagging things. But none of them came to pass. My emails back and forth with the Customer Service staff have been great, the instrument itself is great, and it *feels* like I expected it to feel when I play it. Bottom line - if you're on the fence about the process, don't be. It's actually pretty awsome.
In a nutshell? I'll explain it like this -- some guitars you like; some guitars you want to fall in love with, but you can never quite get there; and other guitars make you just swoon. This is full-on, starry-eyed, schoolgirl-caliber swooning :-)