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Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar Black Satin Finish 

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Overview

  • Neck material: Bolt-on maple
  • Neck Shape: Slim taper with a shallow "C" Profile
  • Nut width: 1.62"
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    $199.99
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A great beginner's guitar that looks as mean as it sounds!

The Laguna LE50 Electric Guitar is the "little brother" of the Laguna LE200, and is perfect for smaller hands. Put simply: the LE50 rocks. For your first guitar, you can't go wrong with it! The slim-tapered neck and shallow C shape provide a comfortable feel, and the hard rock maple neck will stay straight and true. The basswood body and high-output ceramic magnet pickups offer up clean, biting tone, while the black satin finish and black hardware make the Laguna LE50 guitar look as mean as it sounds. Case sold separately.

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Features

  • Neck material: Bolt-on maple
  • Neck Shape: Slim taper with a shallow "C" Profile
  • Nut width: 1.62"
  • Body: Basswood
  • Scale length: 22.75"
  • Frets: 24 jumbo frets
  • Fingerboard: Bound rosewood
  • Inlay: Pearl dots
  • Bridge: Fixed bridge
  • Pickup: High-output humbucking
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuners: Die-cast
  • Case sold separately

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LagunaLE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for travel or youth!

    I'm teaching my son to play, so I got him this for Christmas this year. I checked it before boxing and wrapping it, and it is INCREDIBLE!!! It has a smooth-playing satiny...Read complete review

    I'm teaching my son to play, so I got him this for Christmas this year. I checked it before boxing and wrapping it, and it is INCREDIBLE!!! It has a smooth-playing satiny neck, a sculpted and rounded bolt-on neck joint, and punchy, lively pickups. The guitar has a blade-style 3 way pickup selector switch. The pots are smooth and solid. Knobs are knurled. Not only that, but it has a string-through-body bridge and great low action!The only thing that could be better is that the tuners could possibly be a bit smoother, but other than that, this is one great guitar! If you need a good travel guitar, or a smaller size one for kids, this is it!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Comparison with Ibanez Mikro

    I'm giving an average rating because I'm really just using this slot to detail the differences between the Mikro and the LE50.

    NECK:
    Same materials

    Mikro has better...Read complete review

    I'm giving an average rating because I'm really just using this slot to detail the differences between the Mikro and the LE50.

    NECK:
    Same materials

    Mikro has better fretwork (see above)

    Both had good fret and neck dot work - look different though - aesthetics

    Mikro uses one piece of wood, LE50 uses two (see below)

    Both seem to have the same curvature and shape - both are very fast, thin 'speed metal' necks


    HEADSTOCK:
    Mikro has a scalloped head, like a strat
    LE50 has an angled head (which is why they used two pieces of wood for the neck), like a Les Paul

    Mikro has 6 on one side tuning machines with string trees,
    LE50 has a 3 on each side configuration so a bit shorter headstock

    Mikro's nut is a thin one in a groove
    LE50 has a more typical 'glue a nut' to the top of the fretboard.

    Both were already setup pretty well in regard to the grooves in the nut - both had pretty nice low action over the 1st fret


    PICKUPS:
    I like the Mikro pups better. Just a bit warmer and more well rounded. This is a subjective stance.


    HARDWARE:
    Mikro has a cool 'one piece' string ferrule all six ball ends go through, and looks much nicer than the six individuals on the LE50

    Mikro uses plastic knobs, the LE50's are metal

    Mikros vol and tone pots roll more smoothly than the LE50

    Both did a good job lining up the bridge and putting in the string-thru-body channels to the ferrules. I doubt either will cause string breakage due to sting rubbing on edges of the bridge.

    Both did a nice job of setting the saddle heights to match the contour of the neck curvature

    Both had typical tuning machines that worked fine. If you're having trouble with your machines 'slipping', it may be due to the thin strings on the short scale. Increasing string gauge will cause more tension when you tune it up, and thus should help tuning machines stay put.

    BODY:
    Here's the main diff between the Mikro and LE50, although if you lay one on top of the other they are nearly identical in outline. They are pretty much the same body shape in silloette.

    Mikro has the cavity under a pickguard with no back-access, like a strat
    LE50 has no pickgaurd and access to the cavity is via the back, like a Les Paul
    Thus the LE50 is a bit easier to work on for electronics needs.

    Both have scalloped waists and feel good riding the hip

    The Mikro has a scalloped forearm rest, like a strat. The LE50 does not. I prefer the Mikro in this regard because it IS nicer to play with your forearm on a flat surface than on an edge

    The LE50 has scalloped the rear of the body where the neck bolts are, which does allow a bit more hand access to very high frets. Mikro doesn't (and may be a tad more stable for it - I don't believe the scalloping here really helps much)

    Mikro has a flat top, LE50 has more of an 'arched top' shape to it. Aesthetic difference really.
    Mikros have sharper horns. Again aesthetic - Mikros look a tad more 'evil' due to the sharper points, I think.

    Both had good paint jobs and top coat jobs - even, good color tone
    Two pups, 3-way switch, vol and tone. Standard.

    Same on both this and the Mikro.

    If scale length is a feature, the LE50 is about 1/4" longer in scale than the Mikro. Insignificant difference.

    Both came with string perhaps a bit too thin for the scale length - when you shorten the scale you typically have to use thicker strings. If you want to you slinky strings, you pretty much have to stick with guitars over 24" in scale. Strings that are too thin make chords a bit out of tune you use juuuuuust the right finger pressue on each string.

    This is a physics thang, and hard to describe. If you're having trouble getting short scales to intone, a thicker gauge string might really help. Either that or tune the guitar up a step or two.
    In case folks do not know, nearly all aspects of gtr making is done by hand. They might use jigs to shape the neck and body and do cavity routing, but assembly is by hand. You just can't make machines that'll do this sort of work.

    THEREFORE, if I'm to rate quality, I'd best do it by examining mutliple gtrs of the same model as they all might be assembled by different people. In this regard, low quality is likely a result of low quality CONTROL. That said, there wasn't much wrong with my LE50 when it came. Here's what was:

    1) One of the frets was a bit high and needs to be filed a bit.
    2) The frets ends could've been filed smoother - they don't cut, but you can feel them catching a bit.

    3) Minor bits of glue in certain places - around the string ferrules and neck botls. All scraped off easily with my finger nail w/o hurting the finish.

    4) minor dent in the fretboard - not a problem for playing at all, just a l'il blemish

    5) string ferrules were not all hammered in completely - doesn't affect anything and only noticable by close inspection

    6) neck was a tad rough, but admittedly it was left more natural than the Mikros which have more 'stick' to them due to more laquer (or whatever they use to top coat). Even rough, the LE50 palyed faster due to less 'stickiness' of top coat. NOTE: to get this speed from the Mikro, just rub the neck with something slightly abrasive - i.e. remove the sticky via abrasion

    In comparison to the Mikro: I have three Mikros and none had any of these issues (well, except for stickier necks)
    Still a great value, especially at the price point. Just like the Mikro.

    It's a working guitar, and nice and portable like you'd want from a short scale.

    I do NOT often buy expensive guitars. I see no need to pay extra for looks when it's sound I'm after.

    Still, I got this guy because I thought it looked a bit more like "me" for gigging than the Mikros, so looks do count I suppose, even to frugal dudes like moi.

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    5.0

    WOW!

    By trinityblues

    from hayfork,ca.

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

      bought for my 2yr.old grandson.perfect 1st guitar.well built,well set up,good action,tone and finish.seems very stout.plays amazingly well for the price.I may buy one for myself!

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      4.0

      Great buy-neat guitar

      By FourSixEightTwelve

      from Wyandotte, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

        As with ANY guitar in this price range, it needs a bit of set-up work. With that, it plays really well.
        Short-scale is useful for playing early Beatles' rhythm stuff (John had that short-scale Ricenbacker), and for anyone with smallish hands. As expected, a little tough to play leads with.
        Pick-ups are fine for this price-range, and the build quality is quite good. Arched-top, sculpted back, great neck. Very much recommended.

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        5.0

        Pretty cool guitar

        By dnlgjmnz

        from California

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is a good size and is very good for pick up and play. It is very easy to sit up against a wall and play because of it's size.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cheap or inexpensive?

          By Jason

          from San Diego, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

          First thing, expect quality on par with something for this price. Dont expect the quality of something worth way more and you wont be dissapointed. Action is kinda high, screws and input jack were a little loose. Fretboard is a little sloppy. Tuners seem decent, pickups sound pretty good. The finish on the headstock is pretty flimsy. Overall, with a little set-up this guitar can definitely be fun at a great price for whatever you need it for. Just dont expect perfection like a lot of the reviews claim.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          guitar in massive need of set up

          By gixe smith

          from medford ny

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                Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

                i read other reviews on this item
                some even say all set up out of box!
                very disappointed
                can i return for an exchange of one that is set up at least decently?????

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                5.0

                Great Guitar

                By nickname

                from CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

                    Purchased this guitar for my children. I was expecting it to need a major set up... some fret work ect. What I got however was a great instrument already set up nicley out of the box with a great neck. Not sure what they could improve on.

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                    4.0

                    Good Starter Guitar

                    By Adam C

                    from Wyoming

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great starter guitar

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

                        Gret starter guitar for children, nice tone and pickup quality is suprisingly good.
                        The only thing I would think needs to be improved is the setup on this guitar. Action was high for a beginer guitar and neck needed to be straightened and shimmed to get the action were it should be for ease of playing.
                        At this price some of that is to be expected, I would reccomend bringing the guitar to a professional to have it set up and this guitar will make most happy.

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                        5.0

                        Nice little guitar

                        By Paul

                        from Knoxville TN

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                        Pros

                        • Easy to adjust
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Nice neck

                        Cons

                        • No real cons found yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

                        I have small hands for one, but the real reason I like a 3/4 size guitar is I want to play it sitting in my easy chair. This guitar is excellent for that. I did set it up by filing the nut slots and adjusting the bridge, but I expect to have to do that.

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                        1.0

                        Frets off location

                        By Mleichtle

                        from Milwaukee

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

                        The 5th fret was off location by about 1/4 inch, so I couldn't tune it or play anything on it. Also the tip of the head stock was a little dinged, which must have happened in the warehouse cause the UPS packaging was perfect.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Andy

                        By Andres Allinder

                        from Lake Arrowhead, Ca

                        Comments about Laguna LE50 Short-Scale Electric Guitar:

                        I bought this for my son on his 10th birthday. He loves it!! The bridge set up was a little rough but action/intonation adjustments were easy. The flat black finish is amazing especially when I put on a matching set of black DR strings. The neck inlays and overall playability are more than I expected. I can't believe how much guitar you get for the money. This guitar sounds great when plugged into a Peavey Vypyr 15 amp. We might sink a set of active EMGs before long.

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