3rd Lucero...great value for under $200

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Re: 3rd Lucero...great value for under $200

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 pm

I think that the two Lucero guitars I gave my son and daughter in law are good starter guitars. I expect that a year down the road they will start looking for better guitars. My son already suffers from “GAS”, a least as far as electric guitars are concerned. I will be seeing him in a couple of days. We will check out Rosewood Guitars in Seattle on Saturday, just for fun.
Can’t beat those starter guitars, especially if it plants the seed of CG, and it grows into a love of the repertoire.
Perhaps we did just get lucky with those guitars, as far as them not having any problems. in my case, I just wanted a playable travel guitar, and I would have spent 600 dollars just on one for me (I was looking at a Kremona, which was quite a bit better) but I am happy with these. I didn’t have to plan how I was going to acquire, and pay, for them.

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Re: 3rd Lucero...great value for under $200

Post by kaltek55 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:58 am

I've also recognized the tonal difference between guitars in the same Cordoba model line. The Luceros' that I've played however have suffered from some unevenness between the bass and treble ranges. For the money the Lucero is the better buy however if you are talking a c10 price range you might consider a used Ramirez R2- R4. They are by far the most consistent tonally that I've played. Cheers
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Re: 3rd Lucero...great value for under $200

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:21 pm

kaltek55 wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:58 am
I've also recognized the tonal difference between guitars in the same Cordoba model line. The Luceros' that I've played however have suffered from some unevenness between the bass and treble ranges. For the money the Lucero is the better buy however if you are talking a c10 price range you might consider a used Ramirez R2- R4. They are by far the most consistent tonally that I've played. Cheers
My other guitar is a Ramirez 4NE, and it is obviously the better guitar. And yeah, the balance between the bass and treble isn’t as even on the Lucero, but certainly good for the price.

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Re: 3rd Lucero...great value for under $200

Post by mae3x » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:23 am

Just bought the Lucero 200 and agree it is a great value for the money. Hopefully durability isn’t an issue but nothing I see would suggest that is likely.
Cheers!

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Re: 3rd Lucero...great value for under $200

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:56 am

mae3x wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:23 am
Just bought the Lucero 200 and agree it is a great value for the money. Hopefully durability isn’t an issue but nothing I see would suggest that is likely.
Congrats on your new guitar. They really a great value. The intonation on my LC200S is better than my C9. I am having the Lucero set up. Just a little tweaking of the nut and saddle. The action is 3.6 mm onto the bass side. It is 3.2 mm on the treble side. I only have the luthier set it up if I am planning on keeping a guitar, and I'm keeping this one.

On a side note. You should try Ernie Ball clear and silver strings. They are excellent strings on my Lucero. Clear, bell like, and sweet after they settle. Basses are good. Similar to, but a bit deeper than Savarez Cantiga, at least on that guitar.

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Re: 3rd Lucero...great value for under $200

Post by jdart3000 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:51 pm

Just wanted to add my opinion on the Lucero 200S. I had some time to spare and stopped by the local GC to play with whatever they had on the wall. After reading these posts here, I was interested in trying out a Lucero. Luckily they had a Lucero 200S in addition to the 100. I agree that this is a very good sounding guitar for $299. It was pretty even across the strings and along the fretboard. The trebles were fairly crisp with decent-sounding basses. I kept switching guitars but always came back to the Lucero. It was miles above the Lucero 100. I wonder how it would sound with some new strings. The others that I tried were a Cordoba C5, M. Rodriguez Models C & D, an entry-level Yamaha.

The fit and finish were very clean. The playability was comfortable. Also, it was noticeably louder than any of the others. A pleasant surprise. Glad I stopped by.
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