Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar Natural 886830747151

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The LD1 Little Brat acoustic guitar combines portability and great features with incredible sound and affordability. Its 3/4 size makes it great for travel, or for students looking for a more beginner friendly playing experience. A solid spruce top and X-bracing make for full, rich tone, while the dovetailed neck joint provides structural strength. The beautiful abalone rosette and headstock inlay add an elegant touch. Laguna tops it off with an adjustable truss rod for superior playability and high-quality sealed-gear tuners for accurate tuning. The Laguna LD1 is the perfect acoustic guitar to take your music with you and for budding musicians.

Features
  • 3/4-sized body
  • Shorter 23" scale length
  • Solid spruce top
  • Sapele (African mahogany) back, sides and neck
  • Dovetailed neck joint
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LagunaLD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small Guitars are the Yaz

I like small guitars. They are easier to hold in your lap. The fret board is the same size as a full size guitar, but the body is more manageable. I tried out...Read complete review

I like small guitars. They are easier to hold in your lap. The fret board is the same size as a full size guitar, but the body is more manageable. I tried out something like five guitars at the store before I chose this one, and I've had it a couple of years. It has quickly become by favorite guitar, since you don't have to plug it in, and its a great size. I liked it better than the Martin and Taylor that cost more. The Martin is made of fiberboard or plastic. The Laguna is made of real wood with a bowed body, and nicer details than my full size. It plays nicer than the small Taylor. Both the Taylor and the Martin seem like afterthoughts to their full size guitars, while this is better designed. I highly recommend this guitar. It's well made with nice details. You will not regret buying one.

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A Real Dissapointment...

I couldn't live with it, that's for sure.
After reading many favorable reviews I expected a pretty nice 3/4 size guitar. Unfortunately my experience was not too good. The guitar seems...Read complete review

I couldn't live with it, that's for sure.
After reading many favorable reviews I expected a pretty nice 3/4 size guitar. Unfortunately my experience was not too good. The guitar seems well made, and has nice tuners, but I found it to be ugly and really tinny sounding. So OK, here's my review... first thing I noticed out of the box was the finish... I prefer glossy, and this was satin, with very rough and unfinished looking wood. In addition, there is a big bulge in the back that you really can't see in the photos... but it looks really ugly and makes the guitar a bit awkward to handle. I guess it's supposed to enhance the tone, and along with the solid top I did expect some decent sound, but sadly the guitar sounds amazingly thin, tinny and just plain awful. It has D'Addario EXP's (bronze I think) which are very good strings that I use all the time, so I know what they are supposed to sound like, and on this guitar it's just pityful. One final issue I had was the strap button. I always use Schaller strap locks, and I knew there was no top button, but I thought "that's OK, I'll just drill a little hole in the heel and put one on". So the unexpected show-stopper was the bottom button... no screw folks, it's a big plastic bridge pin pounded into a 1/2 inch hole in the body. Ugly, too big to use as a strap button, and no way to attach my Schaller button. After all this, I said enough's enough and called MF for a return shipping label.
Solidly built but poorly finished and no proper strap buttons.
It sounds bad, so I'd call it a bad value no matter how cheap the price may be.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Second Time Was The Charm

By STR1PES

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for 18 years. My seven year old daughter started showing interest and was saying that she wanted to learn to play guitar. Knowing that children sometimes start and quit fast I did not want to spend 400-500 on a 3/4 Martin or Taylor, but I also didn't want to buy her a junko guitar that might dampen her interest because of bad sound and playability. I started doing a little research and after a couple of days I decided to purchase the Laguna LD-1 Little brat. I went on acousticguitarforum.c and members that owned this gutar were overwhelmingly positive about how great this little guitar was for the price. I decided to order one in. I have to be completely honest, the guitar was absolutetly horrible. The finish was bad with glue showing around the neck, rough edges, little dings and horribly stained. I played it, and the sound was abysmal as well. A matchbox might've sounded better. I could not believe that this guitar was getting such glowing reviews. I honestly started wondering if MF sent me a used B-stock guitar by mistake or something. Needless to say I was not impressed. I went back on the forums and told some of the members what I received and told them I was sending it back. They could not believe it. I decided maybe I just recieved a bad junker. I decided to give Laguna one more shot. About six days later after sending in the first one I recieved another Laguna LD-1. All I can say is NIGHT & DAY difference. The finish was very good, the setup was great right out of the box and it had amazing tone and sustain for such a little guitar. I was glad I gave the Little Brat one more shot. The difference between the second guitar and the first one was insane. It was like they came off of two different production lines. This guitar is so nice that if my daughter decides not to stick with guitar, I am keeping it for a great travel / camping / couch guitar. It really is an amazing 3/4 guitar and not an embarrasment sitting by my way more expensive guitars. I got this at a great sale price and honestly after playing it, I don't see any reason at all to pay much more fot the 3/4 Taylors or Martins. If it wasn't for the logo I bet most guitarist wouldn't know the difference. Great job Laguna.....just watch that production line!...somebody needed fired for the first one.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Like somebody else said, don't order sight unseen

    By Jason Piatt

    from Avon CO

    Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

    I was comparing this guitar to the Taylor and Martin. When you look at it, it seems very well built, maybe a couple rougher edges than the ones that cost twice as much but good quality materials and build. I picked one up and it sounded really good, but it had a fret issue on the 1st fret, 1st string that was so bad the string wouldn't even ring. Other than that, I though it sounded as good as the Taylor, and better than the Martin. I found another one in another store, and this one just sounded like complete garbage. No tonality, sounded like a cigar box. I wouldn't have paid $50 for it. The third time was the charm, as I found one that has great sound, spot-on intonation (better than some of the more expensive ones), great action, and I got it on clearance to boot. Very happy customer, but make sure you play before you buy. The Taylor and Martin seem to be more consistent from guitar to guitar in terms of sound. The Taylor sounds beautiful, it really sings, but I thought it was almost too shimmery for a guitar this size. The Martin sounded consistently decent, but for $300 it needs to be better than decent. The Laguna was juuuusstt right, full depth of tone without being too bright. Hum a D into the sound hole and it sings back to you!

     
    5.0

    Great Travel Guitar

    By Harris Wales

    from Homewood, Alabama

    Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

    I just picked up this guitar not more than an hour ago. I got home and started playing this immediately. It's a great-sounding guitar for a great price. Not only is it 3/4 scale, it's also a solid top balanced guitar. Great intermediate/expert guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice beginner guitar

    By davei

    from Williamsburg, Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

      Nice beginner guitar. The size is good for smaller people who are looking for a guitar to learn on. It sounds decent and seems well built.

      (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      A Real Dissapointment...

      By Jean Lestrale

      from Prescott, Arizona

      Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

      I couldn't live with it, that's for sure.
      After reading many favorable reviews I expected a pretty nice 3/4 size guitar. Unfortunately my experience was not too good. The guitar seems well made, and has nice tuners, but I found it to be ugly and really tinny sounding. So OK, here's my review... first thing I noticed out of the box was the finish... I prefer glossy, and this was satin, with very rough and unfinished looking wood. In addition, there is a big bulge in the back that you really can't see in the photos... but it looks really ugly and makes the guitar a bit awkward to handle. I guess it's supposed to enhance the tone, and along with the solid top I did expect some decent sound, but sadly the guitar sounds amazingly thin, tinny and just plain awful. It has D'Addario EXP's (bronze I think) which are very good strings that I use all the time, so I know what they are supposed to sound like, and on this guitar it's just pityful. One final issue I had was the strap button. I always use Schaller strap locks, and I knew there was no top button, but I thought "that's OK, I'll just drill a little hole in the heel and put one on". So the unexpected show-stopper was the bottom button... no screw folks, it's a big plastic bridge pin pounded into a 1/2 inch hole in the body. Ugly, too big to use as a strap button, and no way to attach my Schaller button. After all this, I said enough's enough and called MF for a return shipping label.
      Solidly built but poorly finished and no proper strap buttons.
      It sounds bad, so I'd call it a bad value no matter how cheap the price may be.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good "starter" instrument for a child

      By Stu Smoke

      from Jackson, Tennesee, Rock-a-billy Capitol of the World!

      Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

      Wondering if your child REALLY wants to play guitar or will lose interest in a short time? This is a great guitar for you. Much better quality than the toy guitars found at major retailers -- easier fretboard action for small fingers, stays in tune. If your child sticks with it, this will be a quality instrument until he or she is ready for a full-size guitar. If your child loses interest, you're not out a huge chunk of $.
      suprisingly good "action' along the fretboard
      Good construction, quality neck & machine heads, easy to string and tune.
      Costs more than "big box" starter guitar -- but well worth it. This guitar is not a toy, but has the size and easy action that allows a beginner (my 8-year-old daughter) to practice and play well.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very good value for the $ but be picky when choosing your unit

      By Krill

      from Iowa

      Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

      Saw this guitar online, bought it at my local Guitar Center. Needed a "real" guitar for an 8 year old girl. This guitar is everything it promises, but it pays to inspect the instrument in person. We tried many other guitars including Baby Taylors and Mini Martins and a bunch of other plywood-topped units at GC. I felt this guitar offered a lot of bang for the buck. However, the display unit's bridge was either not glued down properly, or was pulling up on the corners, as a piece of thin paper could be slid under each corner about 3/4 to 1 inch. I requested to see any backstock and they had one unit in a box. The boxed unit's bridge was fine, but the fret end were very sharp and were in bad need of rounding. On the plus side, the boxed unit was noticeably louder and clearer in tone, perhaps due to fresh strings. On the downside the soundboard was not as attractive as the defective display unit whose tightly grained soundboard appeared to be very good quality. I bought the boxed unit and brought it home and spent a half hour rounding the fret ends. This requires specialized fret files, so again, while this is not a problem for myself, maybe you have no experience with fretwork and would need to resort to the added expense of a guitar technician to smooth out this instrument's rough spots. In which case you might have been better off buying the more expensive Baby Taylor or whatever. My daughter likes the look of the Laguna Little Brat much better than the Baby Taylor, in part due to the Laguna's abalone inlay. I like it because it is resonant and musical, unlike so many plywood boxes being passed-off as beginner's instruments (and the added benefit is that if she ever decides to quit lessons I'll have a nice little travel guitar to use!)

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Solid 3/4 Guitar - Can't beat the price

      By GuitarBuyer

      from NC

      Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

      Bought this for my 7 yr old beginner. I wanted a solid quality guitar... not a toy one. One that he would be proud to have even as he got older. It looks and sounds great! I'm inclined to play on it too. Doesn't come with gig bag or neck strap button... but I'll forgo them for a great quality guitar at this price. Would definitely buy again and recommend.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      road warrior

      By DaveN

      from Columbus, Ohio

      Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

      I previously tried a Washburn travel guitar, but it never balanced comfortably in my lap due to the small body. I have been using the Laguna on business trips for about 6 months and it is great for practice and winding down in the hotel. The neck feels nearly like my regular guitar at home and the tone is not bad. I take it to Europe in a soft travel bag with no problems. Great buy for the price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fun to play

      By Fangenator

      from NY

      Comments about Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar:

      I was at the store and went between this and the small Martin and Taylor guitars. It seemed like you really had to strum hard to get the Martin to sound good (granted the strings looked a little crusty). I really couldn't justify the price of the Taylor. This Laguna seems to combine the neck joint of the Martin with the bigger body of the Taylor, and is pretty easy to play. The one problem I had with this guitar was getting the bridge pins to stay in while changing strings.

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