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Bagged just before the UK coronavirus lockdown.

It's a LÂG classical guitar (French company). Model: 4 Seasons Autumn 312N. The serial number dates it to 2007.

Solid cedar top, layered Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with a headstock of layered mahogany, maple and rosewood, rosewood fretboard and (unusual shaped) 12-hole bridge, maple neck and body binding and contrast (not sure what wood) purfling. 

A beautiful looking guitar and the most resonant classical I've ever played.

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Nice. I have heard of the LAG company.

I do not own a classical guitar.

 

Is the fretboard width narrower than a standard 2" classical?

 

 

 

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Congratulations and Happy New Guitar Day. :thu: A LAG crops up occasionally on the local CraigsList but I've never played one. This makes me want to find one. The bridge and heel on yours are unusual but really nice looking. I notice the saddle is compensated, which isn't typical for nylon stringed guitars.

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13 hours ago, DeepEnd said:

Congratulations and Happy New Guitar Day. :thu: A LAG crops up occasionally on the local CraigsList but I've never played one. This makes me want to find one. The bridge and heel on yours are unusual but really nice looking. I notice the saddle is compensated, which isn't typical for nylon stringed guitars.

Thanks, Deep.

I've played a few LÂG models - classical and steel string - over the years and all have been excellent guitars. I'd not considered buying one because I already have more gits than I really need but when I played this one it was a case of instant GAS.

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3 hours ago, garthman said:

Thanks, Deep.

I've played a few LÂG models - classical and steel string - over the years and all have been excellent guitars. I'd not considered buying one because I already have more gits than I really need but when I played this one it was a case of instant GAS.

Bite you tongue.

It has noting to with GAS, it a way to get in touch with our creative side and may possibly write you next hit tune. Making the world just a slightly better place.

:D

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting guitar, Howard. Novel bridge tie-off method (2 holes per string). I see the break angle on the high E is fairly shallow. I had that on the Yamaha I bashed so I filled the existing hole with a round toothpick and drilled a new one just below it. A little wood stain and you'd never know it was modified. The head stock veneer extending under the fingerboard is also new to me. I've heard of LAG but haven't seen one here. Nice grab. I'd like to hear it.

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9 hours ago, Grant Harding said:

That's really nice! I've played a couple of LAG guitars now and they're very good. 

I love the 12 hole bridge. I really want to do that to mine. 

Thanks, Grant.

I have 12-hole bridges on all my classical guitars. The LAG came with one but I've converted my three other classicals. Two of them are ~ 50 years old and the tops have risen (inevitably) but I was able to drill a second set of holes with the bridges in situ (drilling through from the soundhole side). This increased the string break angle at the bridge so they play and sound great again. The third is a 10 year old Walden N730 so no problems with the top. On this one I removed the existing bridge and replaced it with a 12-hole (a standard 6-hole on which I drilled a second set of holes before I fitted it). I wouldn't normally have done this on a young instrument but the guitar (which is lovely) came with a 50mm neck but with the nut cut to 40mm instead of the usual 42.5mm fror that neck width. Also the bridge holes were 55 mm E to E instead of the usual 60mm. This left a 5mm gap between the E strings and the fretboad edge which is too much. So I replaced the nut and bridge to get the right spacing - thought I might as well make the bridge into a 12-hole. 

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