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Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar  

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    LuceroLCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
     
    3.5

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Nice Classical !

          I've owned this guitar for almost 2 years now, and I must say it's quite a treat to play -especially when I think of how (relatively) little it cost. The neck is...Read complete review

          I've owned this guitar for almost 2 years now, and I must say it's quite a treat to play -especially when I think of how (relatively) little it cost. The neck is a bit narrower than most classical guitars (nice for my smallish hands) and has a really nice tone for an instrument at this price point. I tried several guitars costing as much as $450 and really couldn't convince myself that they sounded any better than this one- and most had wider necks. The one real drawback is the lack of a battery compartment (as others have noted, you access the battery inside the guitar by reaching through the soundhole- what brilliant engineer came up with that idea ?!) I don't use it plugged in, but the one time I tried it, it sounded fine. The tuners are OK; not the best but I've found no reason to change them.All in all a great value. If you don't need / want / or can't afford a higher-end instrument, this one will do you just fine!

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          take a tuner with you if you decide to buy this

          Do yourself a favor and buy something else
          This thing will not come close to playing in tune. I should have took a tuner with me when I tried it. Sound is...Read complete review

          Do yourself a favor and buy something else
          This thing will not come close to playing in tune. I should have took a tuner with me when I tried it. Sound is passable but the intonation is terrible. I have made a new bridge for it and that helps some but it is still bad. If you only play in first position or in general close to the nut you won't notice it, but venture up the neck and it's a complete pile! To quantify the intonation problem, it seems the 3 treble strings are close to correct intonation, but the wound strings are flat as you go up. I guess if you're into dissonance, this is the guitar to use...ha!

          By the way, the pickup, is horrible. All of these piezo pickups sound bad to me, but this one is particularly stinky. It is also horribly unbalanced in output from low to high strings. I didn't try it plugged in when I bought it, because I didn't care about the "plugged in" sound anyways......but make no mistake, it is horrible. If you want to record this, the cheapest dynamic microphone will sound worlds better than this pickup will.

          On the positive side, it plays well action wise without buzzes. So if you are going to play near the nut only and don't care about plugging it in, it's passable. One last thing, I ended up removing the electronics because the cabling buzzed sympathetically with certain notes, which sounded cheezy when recording.
          Given the price

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          5.0

          Low cost, high value.

          By LZ_Jam

          from NE

          Pros

          • Finish
          • Neck
          • Shape
          • Versatility
          • Weight

          Cons

          • Strings

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

            The finish on this guitar is similar to my Les Paul Custom. Shiny (nearly piano lacquer black) with creme binding (not white). It looks great and when it arrive there wasn't a single mark on it. Very impressive.

            If I am decoding the serial number correctly this guitar could have been made 18-24 months ago. So the strings are old. No big deal I will change them because they are behaving like old strings.

            I will agree with other reviews on one thing. The battery is in a "less than ideal" position. But I think I can manage without too much trouble with it comes time to change it out.

            The sound, both plugged in and unplugged is better than I had expected. Some reviews had complained about this but I and certain that the sound is at least appropriate (more likely better) for a thinline at this price.

            This is my third nylon string guitar. In my opinion, the quality of this guitar far exceeds what I expected. I will play this instrument for many many years.

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            4.0

            LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway not bad

            By stratlady

            from Arizona

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                  Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                  I bought this at brick and mortar store after direct a vs b with an ibanez thinline. It sounded better tone acoustically and amplified with an acoustasonic. It can't compare in sound quality to the Cordoba I record with, but it is expendable/inexpensive enough for me to use at Coffee House Jams where I am donated my time and not getting paid. Don't know why there are problems with others with tuning and intonation it's typical in accuracy of classical guitars and once you settle on string type (I use composites hard)it's simple enough to make a perfect compensated saddle.... or just buy one generically compensated for classical.The original strings are usable but not good ones. The battery "problem" isn't really a problem! FWIW you can loosen and untie classical strings and reuse them over and over, It's easier than changing batteries in my (ec boost kit)strat (no screwdriver needed). The piezo is typically quacky and I miss the additional condenser mic and blend of my studio guitar, but it's easily fixed with eq-ing the PA. The tuners look cheap, but are still working fine although will eventually probably have to be replaced. The finish and wood will withstand minor dings and spills.

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                  1.0

                  NOT THAT GOOD.

                  By Black

                  from Maryland, U.S.A.

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Fake Wood Appearance
                    • RIP OFF
                    • Strings Are Not That Good
                    • Stupid Battery Placement
                    • Too expensive
                    • Tunes Out To Fast
                    • Ugly appearance

                    Best Uses

                    • Just Good For Practicing

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    This guitar is not really good at all. Period. Strings go out of tune so fast. I tuned it perfect and just played it for like an hour. As I put it away and came back an hour later; The strings were out of tune by almost half a step back.

                    The guitar don't really have a good appearance. The black finish is good but what I hate was that the outline that goes around the body appear white in pictures. But in person it's actually a dead type of yellow color.

                    The heads of the tuner are plastic and about everything in this guitar isn't even 100% wood.

                    The sound isn't good at all as well. It has a nasty flat sound to it even when it's fully tuned.

                    Also, for some reason the stupid 6th string keeps making an ugly sound as if it's scrapping off the neck (In which, the guitar neck didn't have a hump or a bow). And the 1st string has a very flat sound out of all of 'em.

                    Point blank here is that this guitar is garbage. The only thing it's probably useful for is just practicing at home. And that's about it.

                    Do yourself a better favor and buy another guitar.

                    Oh, and one more thing.

                    THIS GUITAR IS OVERRATED!!!!!(Good thing I bought off on Black Friday)...

                    THIS GUITAR IS WORTH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH LESS!!!!!

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Classical!

                    By ClassicalThrasher

                    from Undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Acousticelectric
                    • Cool
                    • Good Preamp
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Thin Body
                    • Warm sound

                    Cons

                    • small
                    • Strings Are Ok

                    Best Uses

                    • Acoustic
                    • Anything
                    • Classical
                    • Live
                    • Miked
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    This guitar has such a warm sound when plugged in. its also very thin so its easily playable. The scale of the guitar is a little small, it only has 18 frets but the sound makes up for it, it has a very good preamp. I haven't played live with it yet but it sounds excellent on all the recordings i've done with it so far. The stock strings that come with it are just ok, but if you replace the strings it plays like a dream! So I give this guitar 5 stars! if your looking for a great classical, you can't lose with this one!

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                    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    take a tuner with you if you decide to buy this

                    By Gary Rusk

                    from Potato Land

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    Do yourself a favor and buy something else
                    This thing will not come close to playing in tune. I should have took a tuner with me when I tried it. Sound is passable but the intonation is terrible. I have made a new bridge for it and that helps some but it is still bad. If you only play in first position or in general close to the nut you won't notice it, but venture up the neck and it's a complete pile! To quantify the intonation problem, it seems the 3 treble strings are close to correct intonation, but the wound strings are flat as you go up. I guess if you're into dissonance, this is the guitar to use...ha!

                    By the way, the pickup, is horrible. All of these piezo pickups sound bad to me, but this one is particularly stinky. It is also horribly unbalanced in output from low to high strings. I didn't try it plugged in when I bought it, because I didn't care about the "plugged in" sound anyways......but make no mistake, it is horrible. If you want to record this, the cheapest dynamic microphone will sound worlds better than this pickup will.

                    On the positive side, it plays well action wise without buzzes. So if you are going to play near the nut only and don't care about plugging it in, it's passable. One last thing, I ended up removing the electronics because the cabling buzzed sympathetically with certain notes, which sounded cheezy when recording.
                    Given the price

                    Comment on this review

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A perfectly servicable beginning guitar but...

                    By Hoopskidoodle

                    from Michigan

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    First off, the guitar sounds thin. Even compared with a Ibanez GA6CE. This is to be expected as it has a thin body. It sounds better when plugged in and mic-ed. It plays well. It didn't require a lot of set-up. I did change the stock strings for a set of D'Adario extra hard tension one. I also lowered the action by filing down the saddle a bit. This wasn't necessary. It's just that I'm not a classical player, and I prefer a very low string action.The neck is ever so slightly thinner than typical 2" nut-width classical guitars. However, it's thicker than most "hybrid" nylon-string guitars aimed at electric guitar player.There are only two things about this guitar that really annoy me. The first is the battery issue. The battery is (barring the use of a router) only accessible through the sound hole. If you are a man with large hands, you WILL have to remove at least three strings to get to the battery. I cannot imagine why the manufacturer wouldn't have made the batter hole big enough to slide out the whole EQ assembly.The second annoyance, and this is more a matter of opinion, is that the neck of a thin bodied single cutaway guitar, like this one, should really join the body at the 14th fret. Having it join at the 12th fret limits the advantage of having a cutaway, as it is difficult to reach the upper frets.I plan to sell this guitar and a similar one with a more accessible battery and 14 frets clear of the body.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    spend more

                    By mancilla123

                    from San Diego

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    Ok, the sound of this guitar is not bad; it is actually good if you compare it to other brands, only the typical brands like, Ibanez, Yamaha, and all those guitars. But if you compare the guitar with a Cordoba it has nothing to do. And if you want the guitar to play classic guitar you should consider a better guitar stay away from the U.S. brands. Get a Portuguese, Spanish or a Mexican one; they know how to make acoustic guitars. This guitar has a real problem is the battery. It?s inside the guitar. If you think it?s not a problem, trust me o this one it is. but if you are just learning this is a great guitar. I had to return mine because it did work and I decide to spend a little more money to get a better guitar.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Battery!!

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    I recieved this guitar as a christmas gift this year. I played it for 2 days unplugged and thought the sound was pretty good considering the price of the guitar. Once I went to band practice and tried to plug it in it didn't work. So I figuered it was the batt. When I went to change the battery I discovered the battery could only be accessed by reaching into the sound hole. Not only is the batt in the sound hole it is a 9v battery with clip on contacts. So you have to try to unclip and pull out the batt all from inside of the guitar. It took me about 20 mintues to take the batt out and the effort of my entire band. Once the batt was out it took about an hour to get the next batt. in just to discover the guitar still didn't work. Who ever designed this guitar needs to go back to the drawing board. I sent it back and got an ibanez

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Classical !

                    By OldFart

                    from Wyandotte, MI

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    I've owned this guitar for almost 2 years now, and I must say it's quite a treat to play -especially when I think of how (relatively) little it cost. The neck is a bit narrower than most classical guitars (nice for my smallish hands) and has a really nice tone for an instrument at this price point. I tried several guitars costing as much as $450 and really couldn't convince myself that they sounded any better than this one- and most had wider necks. The one real drawback is the lack of a battery compartment (as others have noted, you access the battery inside the guitar by reaching through the soundhole- what brilliant engineer came up with that idea ?!) I don't use it plugged in, but the one time I tried it, it sounded fine. The tuners are OK; not the best but I've found no reason to change them.All in all a great value. If you don't need / want / or can't afford a higher-end instrument, this one will do you just fine!

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Great guitar...until it breaks

                    By Jeff-2zT07

                    from Seattle, Wa

                    Comments about Lucero LCT250CE Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    When I first ordered the guitar, it didn't work. I checked the battery and it was fine. Accessing it through the soundhole was a major hassle. When it still wasn't working, I sent it back. Musiciansfriend sent me another one that worked for about 2 weeks until the same thing happened. Again, the battery isn't the problem. I don't reccomend this guitar on the grounds that it won't work.

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