I've played for over 40 years. I've played everything from Alvarez, Ibanez, Taylor, Martin, Breed love, Guild, ect. I don't like buying guitars online without playing them first. Guitars are so individualistic in tone and feel one can have 2 built in the same factory and sound totally different. However, There was something about this guitar that I thought it would be worth the shot and with the guarantee, I thought I would try it.
It came packed very well and nicely snug in the case. The set up was great. The quality was evident when I opened the case. The tone is great. It was bright and solid with the richness I was hoping for. To me, Taylor's are very thin sounding. This one has the resonance of a Martin but the feel was different in a good way.
I'm really enjoying the pickup system. Very nice and clean.
My only complaint is that the battery pocket did not stay attached to the guitar. I picked it up and noticed the pocket was dangling inside the guitar. I was a fraid it could pull apart from the electronics if that happened again. I took it to the local Luthier and we had to attach it two times before we finally got it stick. It's worked so far.
The solidity, tightness, and depth of tone, makes this a great. There was some masking tape I had to remove from the inside as well. So, I can't give it a 5 because of the battery pocket and the overlooked masking tape, but I can give it a solid 4. I would like to play the sitca spruce instead of the mahogany and compare the two side by side but that will need to be another day. For now, I'm very satisfied with the purchase and recommend it to my fellow players.
I had an old "Hand Me Down" classical nylon string guitar before this. I had been playing it for a long time and felt it was time to move on to something a little bit nicer. I was at a guitar lesson and my guitar teacher was restringing a guitar for somebody and this is the one they had. He let me play it and I instantly knew it was the one. So I decided to buy one. I have loved it ever since I got it. It is a stunning looking guitar and it plays amazing. I have played high end Martins' and Taylors' but I like the sound of the Orangewoods more. I am not saying it is perfect there are a few slight things that could be tweaked but they definitely don't stop me from giving this guitar five stars! It also comes with a super durable high quality hard case that is just perfect! I would definitely recommend this company and especially this guitar! Great job Orangewood!
Like it very much. Looks first class
Love this company. Great guitars.
I like the guitar. I like the business model and I like the value. I only hope in the future you broaden your offerings to include select electric and jazz hollowbody guitars. Your purchasing power coupled with your distribution model put you in a position to offer quality instruments at again, exceptional value.