My 2nd orangewood guitar.
Beautiful, elegant, natural, solid. Very bright sound and performed very well in mid range fret. Hard case included. Very nice set up by orangewood and easy to play.
A little weak in high fret with weaker resonance but it's the character of Mahogany. A little glue visible in interior. And the finish has some particles that didn't feel smooth.
It's a nice solid wood guitar with very reasonable price. The only con might be the sound. I don't mean the sound is not good, it's just not performed very well in high fret range. I think the spruce sound is more attractive to me, but this one sure is the most beautiful. Sadly, I missed the 20% discount deal in one month LOL.
Only con: which isn't really a con. I just cannot get into playing the guitar with the 'live' equipment. I run it through my keyboard amp or the amp in my floor model Roland Intelligent piano., so maybe that's it. Maybe a real guitar amp would make a difference. I think it is the way I play it. I just don't like the way it sounds. I feel I have less control over the strings, if that makes sense. Whatever the case I am sorry I got the amplification 'live' stuff.
Other than that I LOVE my Sage. The tone is warm and rich. Toward the end of last year (2021) it got a really bad buzz in it. I couldn't play on the lower frets and one or two of them on one string had the same note as the next fret. When I ask Orangewood about it they suggest I take it to a shop and have it adjusted. And I read the fine print in some of my documentation and saw that it said the guitar should be adjusted (if that is the proper word) once a year. I attempted to adjust the truss rod but it only helped a little bit. I planned on taking it to a shop when the weather got warmer, but then came spring the issue went away.
I think they also suggest I get some kind of humidity thing to put in my case. . .but I don't keep the guitar in the case because play it pretty must every day for a good part of the day. I play it while I watch TV and if I am in my dinning room at my computer I'll have it in here and pick it up from time to time and play. I have noticed that sometimes in the morning when I play it it sounds different, but as the morning wears on the rich deep sound come back.
Bottom line . . . I'd recommend it, though just the SAGE, not the SAGE LIVE. . .which my issue with it could be ME an not the guitar.
Loved it ❤️
Love this guitar. My instructor is a professional teacher and performer and he was amazed at how nice the guitar sounds. Even came with a hard case!!
The guitar is in perfect shape. It's the most beautiful and best sounding guitar I've ever played. The action is low so it's easy to play for long periods. The hard case it came in is outstanding. I'm amazed I was able to get this heirloom for such a reasonable price.