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Slight buzz on 8th fret. Small adjustment took care the the issue.
Great guitar for any budget.
Will buy from Orangewood again!
The Orangewood Oliver arrived in excellent condition and was ready to play after minor retuning. This guitar has a surprisingly strong projection and deep tone, especially considering it is a nylon string instrument. The non glossy finish over the dark brown mahogany is beautiful and I can actually hold this guitar without leaving finger prints. I recommend it to anyone starting out or relearning the guitar.
I thought about this guitar for quite a while before finally deciding to get one. Watched and read a bunch of reviews... I had wanted a good quality, no frills acoustic for quite a while and this seemed like a great option. All the reviews noted how good it sounded (and from YouTube reviews I could tell it did sound good) and also pretty much all reviews noted that the guitars consistently came setup pretty well.
So I took the plunge recently. Had to wait a bit because these seem to sell really, really fast... I was quite excited when I got the package. And not disappointed. It indeed sounds great! And it indeed came setup really well. If I'm being picky the nut slots seem a tad high on the bass side, and a couple slots (especially the G string) are a little too tight so the string tends to bind when tuning (some reviewers have noted this, I was sort of expecting it). Not a huge deal and easy to fix, doesn't affect playability. For the rest the setup is really good, action is nice and low, very comfortable. Zero intonation issues.
I was a little disappointed to see a small scratch on the top near the bridge, but it's not deep at all. I contacted support and they suggested to use Dunlop 65. Needed to get some anyway, and it did seem to help... While I'm at it I really want to commend their support, before and after the purchase. I had several questions I wanted to ask before buying and they were always very responsive and helpful. Same thing when I had a question about the scratch...
In the end I find it sounds really great, the neck is very comfortable, I love the body shape and size, also very comfortable, I wanted an acoustic to play mostly fingerpicking stuff, and I think it's perfect. Handles open tunings quite well too, like Bron-Yr-Aur's CACGCE (I think?), even though the detuned low E string can be a challenge to sound right i think... sounds great when strumming as well.
Tuners are a bit stiff but it might be because they're new... And it actually looks great. I love the simple look, it's not plain, it's elegant, and I could not find a single flaw, the guitar seems really well built. So really it's a complete no-brainer, I love this guitar and I think it represents amazing value!
Oh and we almost share a name! I couldn't NOT get it! :-D