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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Anyone here own a Lag guitar?

Twangmeister
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Apr 1st, 2015 01:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I put a Tramontane on layaway today.

I've been looking for a resonant and balanced-sounding acoustic for awhile. I already have a tough old USA Ovation Ultra as my grab 'n go. I did look at a Martin D15M but preferred the responsiveness and the feel of the Lag

mirrorboy

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Apr 4th, 2015 02:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Congrats, I'm sure you will be pleased when you get it. I have a jumbo model from the 4 Seasons range prior to thwe Tramontane series.

I've had it five years and it is very stable and solid. I fitted a Shadow soundhole pickup and the sound is very well balanced acoustically and plugged in. I think it would sound great with a spot mic on it to blend with the magnetic pickup.

The cedar top has opened up somewhat, despite the contrary view that cedar tops don't improve over time like spruce.

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Apr 16th, 2015 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been flirting with them for a while, I like the tone and the subdued cosmetics, price is right too, I'm not much for cedar tops however.

Twangmeister
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Apr 17th, 2015 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I've been flirting with them for a while, I like the tone and the subdued cosmetics, price is right too, I'm not much for cedar tops however."

To me that was the only downside. I have a parlor-sized cedar-top guitar that sounds great until you try to get a bit more volume out of it.



Twangmeister
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May 4th, 2015 07:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I picked it up today.

Overall I'm very pleased with its balanced tone. It puts out decent volume, like my old deep-bowl Ovation and it doesn't get muddy when played hard.

mirrorboy

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May 5th, 2015 02:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad you like it.

Is it big back and sides or rosewood? I'm guessing mahogany. Mine's rosewood which has a tendency to crash if I strum too hard, probably due to an excess of harmonics.

Twangmeister
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May 7th, 2015 11:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mine has a "dark mahogany" body and back. Another listing for the same model possibly a bit newer specifies sapele, which is related to mahogany.

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May 19th, 2015 05:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Played the Lag last weekend at an outdoor gig last weekend. Several other musicians there were very complimentary about the Lag's sound.

Also I got to compare it to a guitar I've liked a lot for its tonal balance and good sound--a Breedlove Solo. The Lag may have had a little less delicacy in the overtones (not that it lacks them) but it had slightly richer-sounding tone swith a lot of harmonics.

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Aug 13th, 2015 10:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I suspect that they must be selling fairly well at Sam Ash in Raleigh because another one just surfaced at the local rural pawnshop.

This time the pawnshop owner was a little smarter and is listing it for a higher price. I tried this one out against his other "decent" acoustics--a Martin D-1, Ibanez Artwood, Epiphone Masterbilt, Seagull S6 and a decent solid-top Washburn. Although each one sounded good, the Lag Tramontane 200D was the most balanced, responsive and had the richest sound.

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