Used Lucida Artista LG777

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Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by Billj » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:42 am

Hi all,

I ran across a used LG777 that sounds really good to me even with old crusty strings. I found several older threads on them but I was wondering how they are holding up and sounding with years of playing time? This one's been sitting in a closet.

I will probably ask on the open thread but any ideas on whether or not the Aquila Alabastro strings would be a good choice on the LG777?

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by guitarseller345645 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:39 pm

Strange that advice is not flooding in since this guitar was super popular years ago.

Anyway did you check the experience of Prudencio Saez G9 owners since that is essentially the same guitar?

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by TheEvan » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:52 pm

I bought one years ago for a friend. I think it sounds terrific. It has held up well. I don't notice it particularly opening up from new. It has always sounded good and played well. How much?

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by Billj » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:19 pm

I didn't realize it was a G9 clone, I will search the forums.

I payed $275 which I felt was a steal with folks comparing them to $2000 guitars and it hardly looks played. I ordered some of the Aquila Alabastro strings and a set of D'Addario EJ45 so I should be up and running by tomorrow if Amazon comes through.

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by Billj » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:59 am

I did my first fret polish, general cleanup & string change...I'm very happy with the sound so far. G's a little thuddy still but I will see how it sounds tomorrow - seems to be normal for these strings and will clear up as the strings settle in according to previous posts. As an aside - I'd like to offer a general thanks to all who post on here, I've learned a lot just reading through old posts!

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by Billj » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:12 am

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by leafhound » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:35 am

From reading here and there I would never buy a used guitar-

Think it was Julian Bream that wrote that a guitar only lasts ten years.

The first five years are spent maturing and the last five years in a state of maturity, after that it's time for a new one.

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by astro64 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:53 am

leafhound wrote:From reading here and there I would never buy a used guitar-

Think it was Julian Bream that wrote that a guitar only lasts ten years.

The first five years are spent maturing and the last five years in a state of maturity, after that it's time for a new one.
Ha, ha, yeah right. It only doesn't explain why Julian Bream in his last decade of playing was only too happy to get his hands on a 1940 Hauser. He recorded several CDs with it too. Even if it were true for a concert guitar that gets played 5 hrs a day (it is not), it surely would not apply to a student guitar like the Lucida (I had one, nice instrument). Those tend to be on the sturdy side and are generally built to withstand some abuse.

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by Billj » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:05 am

I'm willing to help if I can, just send them tired old things over here. I'm looking for a Hauser, Ramirez 1A, Kenny Hill - really whatever the folks in Leeds can't be bothered with anymore and any tired old things Julian might have left behind.

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by leafhound » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:17 am

Julian B- A Life on the Road - page 59
"Alas, fine guitars don't last for ever. They mature for the first 5 years, and may stay much the same for another five years. But then - and it might be sooner - they begin to lose their original vitality."
I wonder what made him say that, surely it only applies to guitars that are hammered 7+ hours a day?
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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by guitarseller345645 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:23 am

I go for new guitars too - because CG for me is a hobby/passion. Since I go for factory instruments, that poses no problems.

I have absolutely no problems with used TVs, cars, PCs etc etc - all in the name of environmentalism.

Yes I know that the guitar I just took off the shelf may have been returned but just cannot get past myself :)

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Re: Used Lucida Artista LG777

Post by bauersachs82 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:28 pm

Reviving an old thread but I own the Lucida Artista Malaga. I got it for Christmas in 2004. The bridge is the weak point. It started to lift about 7 years ago after I moved from Virginia to Florida. The local guitar place was able to repair it though. The strings have definitely dug into the bridge where they wrap. Other than that, it's been a very good guitar for me especially since my parents only paid $199 for it.

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