It sounds good, but it doesn’t project naturally like my Taylor! It handles well though and the electronics work very well!!! I’m going to keep it!!!
Coming from years of playing entry level but very playable Yamaha F310, I expected less in terms of playability and overall comfort. And I was surprised to find out that even with the slightly wider nut width, Sage feels really comfy and I had no issues adjusting to it. I think that special neck profile helps here. It's just great. To put it in perspective, I had a lot of issues with Martin D28 (same nut width as Sage, different neck profile).
The action height is okay right out of the box, although I may be looking to slightly lower it with the help of local luthier.
Ernie Ball strings sound okay, but I'm going to replace them with Elixir bronze nanoweb soon, as I like their slick feel. Ernie Ball strings do feel a bit slow for my preference.
The pickup system is great, really appreciate this feature of mixing in the sound from the built-in mic.
The hardcase is also nice, feels very solid and well-built.
Really happy that I didn't go for the big name and ultimately chose Orangewood. The guitar traveled all the way to Ukraine so it took a couple of long weeks for me to get it, but it was 1000% worth it.
Overall: 11 out of 10. Thank you Orangewood, you rock :)
I bought a Mason Live last year and loved it. I wanted to upgrade to a solid body after trying an overpriced entry level Taylor 214 because it was the only one that sounded marginally better than the Mason. (I also tried a Martin 000 and a PRS Angelus.) The plan was to wait for this to go on sale for July 4th, but the allure of the Martin name and a guitar store sale led to my buying a Martin GPC 10. BIG MISTAKE. It sounded ok but it needed a setup badly and it didn't come with the mounted tuner as advertised. I was so unhappy that I ordered the Sage as soon as I saw Orangewood's sale email. I am 100% happy with the Sage. The guitar is gorgeous compared to the plain Martin. The hard shell case is far superior to the gig bag that came with the Martin. It was set up and ready to play right out of the box. Needless to say, the Martin was sent back. I should've never bought it... Orangewood offers far more guitar for the money.
I own two Orangewood guitars now. I was so inspired by my Oliver Mahogany Live, that I just had to have the Sage Mahogany Live. Now I have a one great guitar at home for practicing and another at the church where I work and play most of my music. I’m able to do this because of the quality and the price point of these instruments. I’m so glad I discovered Orangewood!
I'm a 60 year old male who decided just a couple years ago to learn to play the guitar. I purchased an Oliver a few years ago. for the money a nice guitar. As I got better at playing, I could notice and sense that it may be time to advance to the next level. Well This Sage sounds great and plays very well. I've not played any other makes yet to compare, but I'll bet this Sage would be right up there with some of the much higher end brands. It came with heavier strings that I typically use, but I'm actually playing them well. Thank you Steven P.