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Lyons Classroom Guitar  

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  • Includes gig bag
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    $99.95
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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good Guitar

        I'm 15, and I take my guitar around school, but decided I needed something cheaper to do so with in case my '50s Silvertone archtop was damaged there. I saw this, had...Read complete review

        I'm 15, and I take my guitar around school, but decided I needed something cheaper to do so with in case my '50s Silvertone archtop was damaged there. I saw this, had enough and decided to buy it. Boy, what a surprise. The sound is surprisingly full and round, and smoother than I had expected. The neck is wide but comfortable, but the fret work and fretboard itself is undeniably cheap-they painted over some of the frets on mine whilst painting the fretboard. It's not a huge deal to me, but it is an eyesore. And the body feels and looks nice at first, but a closer look reveals underlying finish cracks and finish spots. Also, the bridge on mine is lifting up. It hasn't become a huge deal yet, but once again, it worries me. All in all, there's an equal amount of pros and cons, but for me and the purpose I intended it for, I don't think I could have picked anything better. Flaws are obvious, but the sound and feel make up for that.

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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

        great guitar at low price

        By orejotus

        from san german, pr

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        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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        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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        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

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          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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          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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              4.0

              Lyon's Classroom 4/4 guitar

              By Guitarplayerstudio

              from Northern, Alabama, USA HUNTSVILLE

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              Pros

              • Good String Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

                  This is the best buy in a student classical guitar, they are inexpensive and are worth the money for parents to get their children into a private lesson with the least expense. Most come with a simple carry slip cover. Only designed for transport not protection.
                  Great for setting up classroom guitar classes on a very limited budget. I recommend to use the strings supplied and change them after every 30 to 60 hours of use if tone is an issue other wise I keep purchasing them because the action of the strings are always low enough for younger students they come in 1/2 size 3/4 and 4/4 this meets the requirements for any age student. I have been teaching classical guitar for 40 years.

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                  4.0

                  Great starter guitar for a great price

                  By vsto

                  from Ft. Collins, CO

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                  Pros

                  • price

                  Cons

                  • No Truss Rod

                  Best Uses

                  • Beginners
                  • Students

                  Comments about Lyons Classroom Guitar:

                  Trying to rebuild my collection after having been ransacked and this was the best buy yet. great guitar for the price. No truss rod so intonation adjustments are out, but a well cared for guitar will have no problem staying true. Highly suggest for beginners, students, or anyone looking to get a good classical for a good price.

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