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Lyons Classroom Guitar  1/2 Size

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Designed for beauty of tone and appearance, but economically priced and built to last in the classroom environment. Laminated spruce top, nylon strin...Read More

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Designed for beauty of tone and appearance, but economically priced and built to last in the classroom environment. Laminated spruce top, nylon strings. Available in full and fractional sizes.

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LyonsClassroom Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 30 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (13)

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    (6)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great guitar for the price!

        I'm an elementary music teacher and we decided to start a sixth grade guitar program so I order 28 Lyons guitars. The finish on all guitars was excellent. No damage to any because of...Read complete review

        I'm an elementary music teacher and we decided to start a sixth grade guitar program so I order 28 Lyons guitars. The finish on all guitars was excellent. No damage to any because of shipping. The tuners are a little cheap as are the strings but they work. But at this price what do you expect. Being nylon strings it takes about a week of tuning once a day for the strings to start to stay in tune. We've been playing them for 3 weeks now and they stay in tune really well. They don't have the full sound of a Martin or Taylor guitar but for the price they sound good.

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        Like buying a lottery ticket

        I would only recommend these guitars for the most stringent budget based purchases, and hope that somehow you land a nice guitar through the mail. Of the most recent 5 Lyons guitars we bought...Read complete review

        I would only recommend these guitars for the most stringent budget based purchases, and hope that somehow you land a nice guitar through the mail. Of the most recent 5 Lyons guitars we bought 2 of the 5 would be considered 'generally workable'.
        I own & manage a large group of teaching studios. We have multiple Lyons guitars in use in the studios, You cannot place expectations and demands on a guitar in this price, because it would be unreasonable. On the positive side, the build quality in the last 5-10 years for guitars originating from China/Indonesia/Thailand etc has improved.
        Lyons guitars have a very very broad range of quality control. Some guitars stay in tune and play not too badly. Other Lyons guitars like the most recent batch that arrived have very poor workmanship, with very poor intonation. The guitar face has knots in the wood, and airbrush finishing has been completely missed on certain areas of the guitar. Dried glue residue is common place around the guitar neck joint, body and headstock.
        Again, it's tantamount to realize this is an inexpensive starter guitar. No problems, and no points deducted. But when a starter guitar fails to start in the first place, you really are handicapping your chances of success in playing guitar with an instrument that has substandard workmanship.

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        5.0

        Pleasantly surprised with this purchase

        By sKOtoMAs

        from Minneapolis, MN

        Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

        If you're even toying with the notion of buying a low cost classical guitar you needn't give it any more thought, The action is a bit high - it's a classical guitar, it's supposed to be. Won't stay in tune - Stretch the strings out, it maintains tune as one would expect.
        I use this instrument every day, am not at all disappointed. Changed strings to Pro Arte normal tension and the tone quality is as I would expect of any 'normal' price range guitar.

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        5.0

        Great guitar for the price!

        By MusicK6

        from Bellingham, WA

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              Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

              I'm an elementary music teacher and we decided to start a sixth grade guitar program so I order 28 Lyons guitars. The finish on all guitars was excellent. No damage to any because of shipping. The tuners are a little cheap as are the strings but they work. But at this price what do you expect. Being nylon strings it takes about a week of tuning once a day for the strings to start to stay in tune. We've been playing them for 3 weeks now and they stay in tune really well. They don't have the full sound of a Martin or Taylor guitar but for the price they sound good.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great guitar at low price

              By orejotus

              from san german, pr

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dont Pass This Washburn
              • Good For The Pocket
              • Great sound
              • Roar Like A Lyon

              Cons

              • G String Need More Sound

              Best Uses

              • Beachhouse
              • For All Purposes
              • From Begin To Pro

              Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

              the guitar was awesome and the guitar got very nice sound, its cost cheap and i love it as a hobby guitar

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              4.0

              Laughing at my brother..

              By Rikrodz

              from Alabama

              Pros

              • Price Value Sound

              Cons

              • Cosmetic Finish
              • High action

              Best Uses

              • Beginner

              Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

              Bought this guitar about six months ago and immediately found that I was pleased with it; however upon closer inspection there were noticeable imperfections in the finish and the action was way too high. As with other nylon string guitars, these strings did not hold their tune and had to be retuned constantly for the next couple of weeks. Eventually they held their intonation and thoughts of replacing them soon vanished. I also worked on lowering the action on the neck and after some trial and errors I have it where it's just about perfect. The sweet sound coming out of this very inexpensive guitar is something to behold. My brother has a very expensive Spanish made nylon string guitar and the sound is actually comparable to his. I laugh at him every time I mention the price I paid for mine. Despite all the work and retuning it is now actually a pretty decent guitar; probably my second favorite to pick up and play.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quality Instrument

              By Marco

              from Northern California

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              Pros

              • Really Nice Neck Feel
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Performance
              • Recording

              Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

              Nylon strings were tied correctly. Looks great. Plays like a dream.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This is a Toy Guitar

              By carson1452

              from virginia

              Pros

              • Good Only For A Begnniner

              Cons

              • Flat sound
              • Horrible workmanship
              • Won't stay in tune

              Best Uses

              • Elem School Children

              Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

              Take into account the positive reviews on this guitar are all written by beginners and others with low expectations. I was looking for a cheap nylon string guitar to supplement home acoustic recordings. This guitar looks terrible on close inspection and plays worse. The 2nd string tuning peg on mine is not straight and the string will not stay in tune. None of the other strings will stay in tune for more than 10 minutes. The sound is absolutely flat and muted. You would get a richer tone scratching your pick on sandpaper. Unless you're looking for a first guitar for an elementary school age student, avoid this guitar. If so, purchase the 3/4 size.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good Enough

              By Simply_Daniel

              from Gibson, NC

              Pros

              • Cost
              • Decent sound quality
              • Moderately Good Value

              Cons

              • Action Is Extremely High
              • Does Not Stay In Tune
              • G String Is Dull
              • Mismatched parts
              • Requires Tuning Often
              • Shipped W Scuffsscratch

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

              I wasn't expecting a work of art considering the cost, and for the most part I'm satisfied. For the price, the fact that you get a "new" guitar that plays with relative quality is great. That being said, I do have a few qualms.

              The action is very, very high, making it darn near impossible for some chords; this will require adjusting.

              The width of the neck only adds to this issue. The Dunlop Trigger Flat Guitar Capo I also purchased has issues pressing the end string and requires me to pull it in a bit to get a firm hold. This alters the sound of the string only slightly.

              The caps that cover what I assume are screws holding the bridge in place are not the same color, though are at least both an off-white color.

              There are noticeable scuffs/ scratches on both back, top corners. I received the guitar in this condition.

              The guitar requires tuning before each play and sometimes during.

              All-in-all, I'm satisfied with my purchase. I feel the sound is satisfactory for learning and the issue of action can be corrected by me. If the cost of the guitar wasn't so low, I would definitely return it for another of the same type, but honestly, it isn't worth the trouble.

              I purchased this guitar because I wanted to dedicate serious time to the art and was low on funds. I do plan on upgrading in a few months, at which point this guitar will be my knock around.

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              3.0

              Good For The Price

              Pros

              • Adult

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beginner
                • Nylon Strings
                • Student

                Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

                I bought this mainly because it has nylon strings, and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on an acoustic guitar.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                sounds warm/intonation good

                By mbmusickids

                from florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Action Decent
                • Easy For Student
                • Sounds Warm

                Cons

                • "g" String Not Resonating
                • Both Guitars Same Problem
                • Looks cheap

                Best Uses

                • Student 1st Guitar

                Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

                both guitars tuned nicely... intonation great for the type of guitar. i was very surprised ! and pleased! will definetly buy these guitars regularly for students first guitars. and thats alot for me to say ! but but but.... the G string on both guitars i ordered do not resonated well, sort of dead.... they need to be raised up a bit away from the neck. luckily when you are playing chords it's not noticeable ... one guitar arrived with tarnished strings as well...
                but PS. if you're looking to save money and have a good sound...its worth it.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Value

                By dant

                from Asheboro, NC

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                Pros

                • BEST value
                • Good Beginners Guitar

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

                    As a guitar instructor, I am always looking for the most inexpensive and at the same time, playable entry guitars. I have looked at several such beginner guitars, but I won't look any further. I will purchase this one for my students in the future. As a bonus, the carry bag was included. Get them while they last.

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