Lauren 1/2 Size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar

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  • Nylon String Student Guitar

Product Description
These 1/2 size acoustic guitars provide the young student an easy-to-hold instrument…. More >>

Price: $29.95
Rating: 4.5 (7 reviews)

Lauren 1/2 Size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar

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jp January 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm

This guitar was for my nephew and he loved it. My brother gave me the info for this specific guitar and he does his homework and is VERY picky. He and my nephew love the guitar and my nephew rocks out very often.
Rating: 5 / 5

S. Gottlieb January 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

This is a well-constructed (but not amazing) guitar for a young child beginning to play. It works well for my daughter.
Rating: 4 / 5

TJW January 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

From the other reviews it would appear that this is not ideal for an older child learning to play guitar as it slips out of tune.

I was looking for a guitar for a three year old toddler who loves to pretend to play guitar and sing along.

I had tried out other 1/2 size guitars but this seems more robust than the previous one I bought and the nylon strings are definitely easier on the fingers.

I would have preferred that it came with a strap but I think that other than this it is a great guitar for a 3 or 4 year old to play with.
Rating: 4 / 5

Christopher Lee January 25, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I bought this for my younger son. I’ve been playing for 20+ years and remembered that the nylon string guitars were easier on the fingers. Because there’s no value in turning my son off to music, this feature is important. (Another reviewer points out that it doesn’t stay in tune; that’s true, but if memory serves, it should get better over time as they stretch).

When compared to other units, this is great. The finish is nice. It sounds nice, too (although my fingers are too big!!) My particular guitar is a classical style and the tuners are adequate. I may or may not work on it a bit more as other reviewers have but mine is pretty darn good, right out of the box. The only issue is the low E can bounce off the first fret but that’s only if you’re trying to make that happen. Or playing like Mr. Townsend, I suppose.

Rating: 5 / 5

R. Denton January 25, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I bought this for my six year old daughter, knowing that it was probably a decent guitar body with cheap hardware ( and knowing a little about tweaking guitars helped too ) i got this this for cheap. the reviews are pretty much right on, it has trouble staying in tune and for the last few weeks has been lying in the corner, silent. It sounded really muted and cruddy, like it had tissues stuffed inside of it. Well, I knew eventually i would get around to seeing what can be done for very little money to make this thing sound better. First thing i did was to swap out the tuners with the lowest cost gotoh I could get online, (pretty decent tuner for seventeen bucks) and got rid of the loose floppy apperatus that was supposed to be doing the job of holding the strings in tune. I did have to drill out the pegholes to enlarge them a fraction of an inch, for the new tuners to fit, spacing was the same but the new pegs were a tad fatter. just a little, used a hand drill and a 3/8 bit. I also swapped out the el cheapo factory strings with some already broken in d’addario’s from my yamaha classical. While i had it torn down, remedied the high action with a saddle sanding and a little filing on the zero fret. Yep, it has a zero fret, not a prob. After getting the action where i thought best i tuned it up and i must say it sounds like a completlely different instrument that it did before. Buy it and use the net to learn how to set it up right. Sounds pretty awesome now.
Rating: 5 / 5

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