Lâg T300A review

More money brings a higher spec for this acoustic

  • £364

MusicRadar Verdict

A great-looking guitar that won't let you down in the studio.


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    Records well.


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    Very few.

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If the style of Lâg's T70DCE impresses, the upper-level 300 spec adds more class to proceedings.

We have that same Lâg headstock, faced here with a darker front that matches the fingerboard (simply referred to as 'brownwood' on both models) and the black graphite nut and saddle.

Along with a smart gloss finish that doesn't look overdone, we get the visually dramatic flamed ovangkol back and sides, with a pretty matching soundhole inlay, black edge binding to the top and back - which is quite heavily radius'd.

Even the rather angular heel of the three-piece khaya neck (also known as African mahogany and used through the range) feels a little smoother, not least due to a proper satin finish.

There's class aplenty to the classic auditorium/000 body, too, here purely acoustic and non-cutaway, and with a trimmer depth than the dread, which might only be around a 7mm reduction but gives it a more comfortable, less bulky feel played seated. Like all three Lâgs, we have a second strap button at the heel, so affixing a strap is easy.

There's good low string to high string balance, too, and an attractive controlled response with fingernails, but it has a wide dynamic range: dig in with a pick and the sound adopts a bluesier, less modern character.

On the one hand, it's a near-perfect modern picker; it loves dropped and altered tunings, with a tonality that'll record very nicely, but for rootsier styles, especially with a pick, there's plenty of oomph, too.

Dave Burrluck

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.