I loved Orla.
She was easy to play, sounded fantastic, had an incredible sound....
I wondered if I should have gone for another model. At the time, I didn't really think I'd play her much, I just wanted something instead of my C55. Orla was about as much as I could spend on something that was a bit of a whim and might not get used.
But Orla was getting used, played all the time. I wondered if I should have spent more money and got something even better. I looked around. I found what the next few models up were called, and what they were like.
I emailed Orla Direct to find out more about the differences, and what I could expect to pay. Turns out they had a DLX2 available, and would do a swap allowing me full part exchange on what I had paid for Orla originally.
I thought about it. For quite a long time.
And then I decided to do it.
And so the men came again, took Orla away and left me with another Orla. Outwardly, she looks the same. A few small differences. A few more differences in the sounds available.
Work and family happened, and I hardly played Orla at all.
She sat in the smallest bedroom, which we now - tongue in cheek - call "The Music Room". She sat, barely played, for about a month.
Until yesterday, and again today. I played her for hours!
DH was out, so didn't have to put up with it.