In this video Brian reviews the Orangewood Sierra TS Live. This acoustic guitar features a torrefied spruce top, all solid woods, and premium hardware and build quality, all for a surprisingly low price point.
Microphone used for the recordings: Slate VMS ML-1
Table of contents:
00:00 - Intro
00:20 - Playing Sample 1 (mic'd)
01:18 - Intro to the Sierra Live and quick overview of its features
02:32 - Specs and construction
05:06 - Pricing (at the time of filming this video)
05:43 - Where it is made (and a bit more about price point)
06:32 - Playing Sample 2 (mic'd)
07:02 - What is 'Torrefied'?
10:13 - Playing Sample 3 (mic'd)
11:13 - Pickup system and how it sounds direct (plugged in)
11:57 - Audio samples direct in - no processing (full mic and full piezo positions)
13:50 - Direct audio samples with an impulse response applied (this is where it gets good)
14:48 - Playing Sample 4 (mic'd)
15:19 - Brian's personal take on the guitar
15:26 - Country of origin - what does 'Made in China' mean for quality?
17:17 - Neck and fret work - how does it feel and play
19:19 - If I were buying a guitar in the $1000-1200 range, would I buy t
20:01 - Compared to other guitars at this price point
22:30 - Buying experience from Orangewood and customer service