Orangewood Releases the Topanga Collection

Orangewood Guitars announced today the launch of the Topanga Collection, a premium all solid guitar collection that adds to the brand's lineup of high-quality, accessibly-priced instruments. Inspired by lush natural acoustics and the beauty of vintage guitars, Topanga is Orangewood's highest-tier collection thoughtfully designed for versatile, seasoned guitarists. Three models will be unveiled as part of the collection: Berkeley (Dreadnought), Sierra (Grand Concert), and Cleo (Grand Auditorium Cutaway).


For enhanced stability and tone, the all solid Topanga Collection sports a torrefied Sitka spruce top with pau ferro back and sides. Orangewood's unique torrefaction process highlights the golden glow of aged wood, ensuring no two guitars look the same. Along with the ebony fingerboard and bridge, guitarists will enjoy the dynamic tonal range of the collection's superior tonewood and vintage-inspired design, but with all the conveniences of modern guitar construction.

Players can choose to upgrade their model with an LR Baggs Anthem pickup – an award-winning system. For aesthetics, gold hardware, striking abalone detailing, a natural gloss finish, and a new headstock design set the Topanga Collection apart from anything Orangewood has ever made before.

Features

  • Top: Solid Torrefied Sitka Spruce
  • Back / Sides: Solid Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge & Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: TUSQ
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Open Gear Tuners (gold)
  • Finish: Natural Gloss
  • Bracing: Scalloped-x
  • Optional Pickup: LR Baggs Anthem
  • Hard Case Included

"We're incredibly proud to finally introduce our Topanga Collection to the guitar community," said Eddie Park, Orangewood's Co-Founder. "From the premium tonewood to the refreshed headstock logo design, our new models mark the next chapter in the Orangewood journey. We can't wait to hear the innovative new sounds Berkeley, Sierra, and Cleo will inspire."

The Topanga Collection starts at $895 ($1,195 with the LR Baggs Anthem Pickup System) and will be available online starting October 15th at owguitar.co/topanga-collection. Affirm payment plans are available.

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